Gemset Ring with Scott Millar
Gemset Ring with Scott Millar
Gemset Ring with Scott Millar

Gemset Ring with Scott Millar

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Course summary:

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.

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.

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Refreshments provided:

Refreshments and lunch will be provided during the class.

What to bring with you:

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.

There will be a selection of gemstones to purchase from should you wish to use something other than what is provided.


If you would like to develop your skills in this area this course is perfect to attend time and time again as you will be supported to advance your techniques in each session.

Atelier Beside the Sea also has a range of Jewellery courses.

Specific advanced courses will be added as we develop our range of courses throughout the year. Please check the MAKE section of our website for course details or alternatively sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page to receive regular updates.

Booking terms & conditions:

You can view the MAKE booking terms & conditions here.

As we send information to you ahead of your course start date please ensure you provide full contact information when booking, including a contact number and email address.

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