Jewellery Bench Skills: Ring Making

Gain practical manufacturing skills for making a range of different types of rings. Jewellery Bench Skills: Ring Making is a three-day ring manufacturing course for beginner and intermediate jewellers interested in learning how to make rings with a variety of different techniques. The course is taught in small groups in the British Academy of Jewellery’s professional-level bench workshops, meaning that you can take advantage of our world-class jewellery-making facilities and benefit from personalised feedback from our experienced tutors, who will be there to guide you every step of the way.

Additional information




3 days


10:00 – 16:00


Birmingham, London

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Course description

During the programme, you will concentrate on specific skills for ring making and produce three finished rings in sterling silver, and two base metals. On the first day you will make a textured ring, practising skills such as annealing, texturing, shaping, soldering, sanding and polishing. On the second day, you will create a collet for a rub-over setting and set a cabochon stone onto a ring. On the last day of the programme, you will design and produce your own spinner ring.

Entry requirements

No previous experience is required. This course is suitable for both beginner and Intermediate jewellers who have an interest in making rings with a variety of techniques.

Fees & funding


No funding is available for short courses but as a student or alumni of the past 3 years, you may be entitled to a 10% discount. To find out if you are eligible, please enquire to speak with our recruitment team.

What you will learn

In this 3-day ring-making workshop you will explore and experiment with a range of ring-making techniques and complete 1 finished ring in sterling silver and 2 in base metals.

Day 1:

  • Students will create a textured ring, practising annealing, texturing, shaping, soldering, sanding and polishing the ring

Day 2:

  • Students will create a collet for a rub-over setting and set a cabochon stone onto a ring

Day 3:

  • Students will create a Spinner ring to their own design


Students can consider progression onto one of BAJ’s other short courses in CAD or jewellery manufacturing and can find out more from our admissions team about applying for our jewellery diploma programme.

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