Gemset Ring or Pendant



You will leave this two-day course (two Mondays) with knowledge of gemstones and the ability to complete a rub over setting into either a ring or pendant that you have made.

Suited for someone who has 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 appreciate the natural features.
- Design your own ring or pendant.
- Create either a ring or pendant to your own design
- Learn how to create a setting for a gemstone
- Set your stone using the rub over style
- Learn how to polish your finished piece of jewellery for wear

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

When booking please select whether you would like to make a ring or a necklace. This is to help in planning materials and can be changed during class. Further information will be sent the week before your course start date.

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 and lunch will be provided during the class.

Most 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


165 Kings Road Arches
East Sussex

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors


2 days (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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