Pavé Setting

20 Feb 2020 - 21 Feb 2020 · 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Specialist Workshop
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Learn how “to pave” your jewellery with closely set small gemstones, creating a seamless finish and one continuous sparkle. Experienced diamond setter, Niall Paisley, will show you step-by-step how to correctly mark out, drill and set different styles of pavé on one ring.

What will I learn?

  • Marking out and drilling for pavé setting
  • Different styles of grain patterns: single, 4 and 5 grain 
  • Cut down setting
  • Castellation setting 

Who is this course designed for?

Intermediate: Some practical experience and understanding of the listed skill required.
Advanced: Practicing craftsperson looking to further an existing skill. 

This course is suitable for someone who has control of the pendant motor and a good grasp of cutting with scorpers. 

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Head visor or glasses for working on small detail

Who is the tutor?

Niall Paisley embarked on his jewellery career in 1989, where he undertook a 5-year apprenticeship with B&B Setting under his Master Eddy Brown. Following this, Niall spent the next 10 years setting stones as an outworker for various names and companies, including Cartier and Leo de Vroomen. In 2005 Niall opened his own shop in Greenwich, specialising in bespoke jewellery and also ran a gallery that supported 40-50 young jewellery designers from the UK. In between all of this, Niall has taught Setting at Holts Academy and now teaches on our Apprenticeship Scheme here at the Goldsmiths’ Centre. Niall is a fellow of the IPG and has also judged the Setting section of the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council awards.