Gemset Ring



You will leave this with a knowledge of gemstones and the ability to complete a rub over setting into a ring that you have made.

Suited for someone who have some basic knowledge of jewellery making (soldering, piercing and filing metal) you will be taught how to select gemstones based on the suitability of your design, colour and budget choices. A selection of gemstones will be on hand to select from.

Starting with an introduction to gemstone properties and a technical demonstration you will:

- Learn how to understand gemstone qualities and to appreciate the natural features.
- Design your own ring or pendant.
- Create a ring to your own design
- Learn how to create a setting for a gemstone
- Set your stone using the rubover style
- Learn how to polish your finish piece of jewellery for wear.

Whilst this course does have a technical foundation, an emphasis will be placed on creativity and design.

If you would like to join this course but do not have basic jewellery skills please book on Jewellery Making Techniques for Beginners first.

This course runs over 4 consecutive Tuesday mornings.

Tutor biography:

Scott Millar is an experienced goldsmith and tutor based in Brighton. His work uses a combination of silver and 18ct yellow gold in with colourful gemstones to create fun, refined, elegant and playful jewellery. Using handmade traditional techniques, Scott's modern approach to mixing colours and materials leads to striking pieces.

Alumni of the world-renowned Royal College of Art, Scott has held senior workshop positions with a number of high-end jewellers making bespoke pieces in gold, platinum and diamonds. He has also served as acting judge for the Goldsmiths Craftsmanship and Design Awards.

Previously holding posts as Head of Teaching with Holts Academy of Jewellery (now the British Academy of Jewellery) and as a lecturer in Fashion Jewellery with London College of Fashion, Scott is the Head of Teaching with us here at Atelier Beside the Sea.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Refreshments will be provided during the class.

All materials are provided by Atelier Beside the Sea, although you may wish to collect some visual reference materials and a sketchbook and pencil to make notes and sketch out ideas.

Please refer to the course outline for any additional costs involved.


Jon Tutton at Atelier Beside the Sea

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165 Kings Road Arches
East Sussex

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors


4 mornings (10:00am to 1:00pm)



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