Silver Jewellery Making Course: Claw/Prong Stone Setting Technique

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Learn how to set a stone with our jewellery making courses in Sydney.

This very informative and hands-on Stone Setting course will teach you everything you need to know on how to make a beautiful ring with the popular claw (also known as prong) setting. In this course, you will learn the setting by turning up a silver strip to the correct size, soldering and it rounding out, then position and solder claws onto the setting.

With the professional help of our tutor, you will be using the flex shafts with confidence, push the claws over the stone and finish up with a perfect trim and clean.

At the end of this course, you will go home with a handmade masterpiece made by you!


By the end of this course, these are the skills you will have learned:

  • making a setting to suit a specific size stone.
  • bending and soldering.
  • securing a gemstone using claws.
  • using a handpiece correctly with burs and learning how the metals respond to burs.
  • finishing the claw tips.

What’s next?

Take your newly learnt skills and keep practising those in our Learn Silver Jewellery Making – Mixed Level Workshops course where you can work on your project at your own pace with the assistance of our professional tutor – Gavin Fisher or Susanna Strati.

Ideal for

  • Students who have some experience with metalwork
  • Students who have attended one of our Learn Silver Jewellery Making courses

Course content

  • Various shaped claws
  • Fabricate your own claw setting
  • Set your stone
  • How to measure the correct length of your claws
  • Soldering a claw setting
  • Surface finishing and polishing techniques

Materials provided

  • All materials, tools and equipment
  • A kit including gemstones valued at $40 is included in the course fee

Please bring to class

  • Apron to protect your clothes
  • Pen and notepad to take notes

Other Information

  • Closed-in shoes required, and long hair must be tied back
  • All our silver jewellery courses are limited to 6 places which enables the tutor to give each student plenty of one-to-one guidance and instruction.

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  • said: Tutor was very helpful and knowledgeable. He devised the perfect project that allowed us to learn and practice new skills.

  • said: Good course for inter-medium to advance skillset students, but not for beginners. The tutor is very approachable and patient. The price is good too. I appreciate your plan of attack on Covid-19.

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