Faceted Gemstone Setting

Take your jewelry skills to the next level with this Faceted Gemstone Setting Workshop.

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  • +$25
  • 2-day Workshop
    Price includes all days
  • 10am - 6pm
    Each day
  • Tricia Becker
  • Dates Offered

Call to register for this workshop (919) 732-9702 or register online.

This weekend class will teach faceted round and fancy shape stone setting into prongs, v-prongs, flush set and hammered bezel. You will also learn how to create and set prong and bezel settings to hold unique shape stones such as marquis and pear shape.

Students will be working with sterling silver. Other metals are optional. All tools and materials will be provided. Extra materials and gemstones available for purchase.

Important Note

Students must have taken Tools and Skill: The Fundamentals of Metalsmith class or have prior experience in soldering, sawing and filing.

Day 1


4-prong Setting

Day one will include an introduction to the project and a review of the syllabus. It will also give you a chance to meet your instructor, Tricia Becker. She will review the terminology and definitions used in setting faceted gemstones as well as provide demonstrations of creating a 4-prong faceted setting using 2 jump rings and 2 wires. Students will then be able to practice this new skill.

Tools & Equipment

Tools for each student will be available for use through OQZO Metalsmith.
  • Burs

    setting, 45 or 70 degree setting bur, ball burs, cup burs
  • Pliers

    needle nose files, parallel, plastic jaw
  • Jet Set

  • Optivisor

  • Toothbrushes

  • Sticky wax

  • Faceted stones

  • Sterling Silver flat stock

  • Sterling Silver tubing

  • Round or oval bezel former

Day 2

Day-1 Review

Princess Cut

Day two consists of reviewing the knowledge of the terminology, tools and skills learned from day one. It also introduces the Princess cut. Tricia will demo putting a princess cut gemstone into a V prong setting. Students will get the chance to practice princess cut setting. 

Tricia will also demo a flush setting of 2mm stones into flat ring bands. Students will then practice the flush set skill.

If time allows, Tricia will show how to make a tapered bezel using tubing and hammer-set faceted stone and applying them to create a ring. Students are encouraged to discuss a ring style before class from a selection of rings available to make.

The Studio

Take a Class • Teach a Class • Open Studio Time Available

OQZO Metalsmith is located in the beautiful and quiet woods of Hillsborough, North Carolina and provides a well-lit, well-equipped studio enviroment perfect for teaching and creating handmade sterling silver jewelry.

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