CRYSTAL TO PASTELS, GEMMOLOGY AND STONE SETTING

Learn ways to identify translucent and pastel shades of gemstones. Combine gemmology and stone setting: put your new knowledge straight into practice with an afternoon workshop session to set your favourite stone into a ring.

Would you know if your ring holds a Diamond or a White Sapphire? A Topaz or Quartz? Did you know you can identify a Diamond with only a pen to aid you? Do you know your Morganite from your Kunzite? Can you tell the difference between coloured CZ and any of these other stones?? Are you ready to learn some gemmology and stone setting techniques?

On this one day course you’ll have an opportunity to use a range of professional gemstone identification equipment. We’ll also introduce you to some trade tricks and lo-tech methods to examine and identify a wide selection of stones in translucent, pastel hues.

We want you to make use of this knowledge, so the class begins with a morning gemmology session followed by an afternoon of practical workshop activity to make a tension set ring* in sterling silver, with your favourite stone from our selection.

How will these workshops help you?

When it comes to stone setting, it’s crucial to know a little bit about the kind of gemstone you are working with. Gemstone characteristics, like hardness, brittleness, heat resistance, porosity and cleavage are all important qualities that affect your choice of stone when designing jewellery. Additionally, when buying a stone, you need to know how to assess the quality of the stones on offer.

At each session in our gemmology series we discuss the individual characteristics and behaviours of the particular stones, to help you become better designers – and better stone setters too.

We’ve grouped our range of gemstones according to similar hues, to better help you understand the differences between similar stones. Choose a workshop according to your preferred colour palette – or join up for the full bonanza 5 Saturdays!

What will you gain?

As well as gaining a range of great methods to identify the type and quality of your gemstones, you will get the chance to set your stone type of choice at the workshop, to wear home. Make a tension set ring using silver and your favourite stone of the day.

(*If you’ve already made a tension setting with us you can choose another method of stone setting)

Morning Gemmology Schedule:

Morning Schedule: Gemmology – Learn to identify between a range of translucent stones from ‘white’ to pale blues, greens pinks and yellows such as: Diamond, Cubic Zirconia, Topaz, Sapphire, Morganite, Kunzite, Quartz.

Afternoon Stone Setting schedule:

How to make a Tension-set silver ring.

Choose a suitable stone from our selection of semi-precious translucent/pastel stones, make a silver ring and tension set your stone into it. (or if you already attended the Gemmilicious Green workshop, learn an alternative setting type. Make a silver charm using rub-over / claw / flush / bead settings)

Duration 1d 6h
Price $180.00
Maximum guests 44
City London
Area SE5
Cancellation Moderate

Suitable for beginners to advanced

Flux Studios
2F Vanguard Court
SE5 8QT London
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United Kingdom

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