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Course details: An in depth demonstration of melting gold, annealing, tempering and the manufacture of ring shanks of various profile sections and plain wedding bands. Using the Rolling Mill and learning how to make ingots, wire and sheet.
Course details: Develop the skills needed to assemble, clean, file, sand, and polish a 2 and 3 piece casting, preparing it for the stone setting.
Course details: Demonstration and explanation of hand tool skills. Incorporating previous knowledge of finishing to make several project pieces using hands on experience.
Course details: Develop the skills required to resize all types of rings. Learn the correct procedure of stone setting adjustment if necessary after the resizing process while taking into consideration gemstone tolerances to heat.
Course details: Develop the skills needed to manufacture and replace a ring shank on engagement and dress rings using shanks of all profile sections.
Course details: Develop the skills required to make your own jump rings and links. Learn how to repair chains, safety chains, safety clips, bangles and bracelets. How to replace lobsters, swivels, and various other clasps. Learn the methods to fit bolt triggers and the procedures to take into consideration when working with white gold and rhodium plated items.
Course details: Develop the skills needed to manufacture, repair, and replace earring stems and wires and continental fittings.
Course details: Develop the skills to make bezel strips in various metals and in different styles.
Course details: Develop the skills needed for electroplating in gold, rhodium, silver and bronze. Theory and practice to Include working with Rhodium and hard gold plating.
Course details: Using various claw settings you will learn how to manufacture and replace claws and how to re-tip, removing stones where necessary and resetting.
Course details: Develop the skills needed to make a traditional wedding ring from start to finish. This process will include sizing, soldering, acid pickling, filing finishing, and texturing.
Course details: Develop the skills needed to professionally set a stone. You will gain hands on experience with all of the tools required for stone setting. Learn about essential maintenance techniques and the importance of tool care. You will learn how to colour match stones. Using cabochon and tube bezels you will learn how to create a flush and demi-flush settings. Various other types of settings will be used such as claw, grain, pave, and gallary.
Course details: Develop the skills needed to set shaped stones into cabochon bezels. Use different techniques to create square, pear and marquise settings. Learn how to solder, file and shape your bezel in preparation for the setting of all stones.
Course details: Develop the skills needed to achieve pave, channel and collet setting. Projects will include the making of several types of collets including rex, gallary, and cabouchon.