Bezel Setting for Oval Brilliant Cuts

Take your first steps into setting fancy shaped stones, as we guide you step by step through creating a bezel setting for an oval brilliant cut gemstone.

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Kick Ass Handouts

Nobody wants to work with their laptop on their desk! That’s why we created downloadable handouts full of detailed instructions and step by step photographs to help you on your creative journey.  Our Bezel Setting class has over 30 pages of easy to understand handouts, supporting materials and tools list.


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Engaging Videos

Crystal clear, direct to the point, and with a little humor thrown in for good measure. Our aim is that you learn as quickly and as effectively as possible whilst making you feel like you’re right here with us in the studio. This class class has over 1 hour 20 minutes of easy to follow, succinct videos to help you get creating confidently in no time at all.

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Clear Explanations

We understand that concepts don’t just need explaining in terms of how, but also why…it’s only by truly understanding the why that you’ll be able to develop the thought processes necessary to work effectively alone. We’re super happy to have you as a student, but what would make us happiest? You, being able to create, all by yourself.

If you've mastered tube setting, and are ready to get a little fancy, you're in the right place

Here we will take a look here at making a simple bezel setting for an oval brilliant cut stone.  But of course it’s never that simple.  As well as ensuring we are creating an elegant, professional looking setting, we’ll also take a look at setting the stone with both a hammer handpiece and a hammer and punch.

In this class, we’ll guide you step by step through creating a bezel setting for an oval brilliant cut stone.  But the same techniques can be used for setting rose cut gems and cabochons too.  I’m not going to lie, this will take practice, sweat and tears, but I can promise you, it’s worth it.  If you want to get started setting stones other than rounds, then this is the perfect project for you.  But you should be 100% confident with your tube setting skills before diving into this one.

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bezel setting for oval brilliant cuts
bezel setting for oval brilliant cuts

Practice makes perfect, and I’m not going to lie, this will take some practice.  But with our close up photography and videography, together with crystal clear explanations, we’re confident you’ll have the hang of it in no time at all.  But before taking this class, you’ll definitely want to take a look at our tube set ring class first and make sure you’re 100% confident in setting round stones first.

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Tools and materials you'll need at a minimum

  • Soldering equipment 
  • Jewellers saw and good quality blades (we are using 2/0 blades)
  • Flat hand file – #0 or #2 cut
  • Half round needle file #2 cut
  • Half round and flat pliers
  • Round and flat forming pliers
  • Oval bezel mandrel
  • Chasing hammer
  • Sandpaper in various grits – we use 240, 600, 800 and 1200
  • Bench vice
  • Flex shaft or similar
  • 2.5mm ball bur
  • 18 gauge sterling silver sheet
  • 8mm x 10mm oval brilliant cut gemstone
  • Hard silver solder
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A note on tools

The list can go on and on for tool requirements depending on your budget, and we will include a variety of possibilities in our downloadable handouts and during the tutorials. However, we want to make our projects available to everyone irrespective of budget so for the most part we will try not to get too flashy with the essential tools.  Please note that in our course materials we give you lots of options in terms of tools, so we strongly recommend watching the course videos before going out on any crazy shopping sprees.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes you will need specific tools for this class, we have included a basic tool list above, and the course contains detailed tool handouts together with product codes for all tools used during the class.

Unfortunately, we can’t provide a specific answer to that questions.  It depends on the tools you decide to purchase and the quality.  We try to include as many options as possible in our classes so that student’s can make choices based on their budget, but we will be honest, tools are not cheap.

The videos are only playable through the website and so are not downloadable.

Absolutely you can!  It would be pretty tough to work with your laptop on your workbench.

If you do want that little extra support, don’t worry at all – that is one of the main reasons why we launched our membership.  Lucy, Vennice and the team will be active in the forums daily to help with any problems you might be having with the classes.

This class is a little more advanced, we recommend starting out with the saw pierced pendant class as a first step into metalsmithing.

Unfortunately not at this stage, however our handouts that accompany the videos have extensive, easy to follow instructions.