Rubover Setting for Jewellery

05 Sep 2019 - 06 Sep 2019 · 09:30AM - 04:30PM
Specialist Workshop
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Correctly setting precious stones is an art form that should not be underestimated. Experienced diamond setter, Niall Paisley will show you the drilling technique to seat your stones securely in jewellery and show off gems to the best effect through a rubover setting.

Do you have some experience with rubover setting, also known as bezel setting, but wish to improve your skills or get advice on how to get a professional finish to your work? During this 2-day short course, Niall Paisley will show you step-by-step how to correctly place different shaped gemstones using this popular technique. 

Get lots of tips and tricks on how to fold over enough metal to secure and envelop stones to a professional level without breaking them during the process; thereby keeping your stones straight and level.  

Ideal for beginner and intermediate learners. 

What will I learn?

  • The correct size for the rubover colette to fit a certain steel and size tolerance for the structure. 
  • How to adjust the stone into the collete so it fits straight and level. 
  • The techniques in rubbing the metal over the stone to hold it secure. 
  • How to clean it up so the rub over looks professional. 

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Head visor or glasses for working on small detail
  • Please feel free to bring any specific objects you wish to do a rub-over on.

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.