Carve a Ring In Wax with a Gem & Cast In Silver

Make your own ring with a faceted gem in 1.5 days.

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Learn to carve a ring in wax with a faceted gem using wax files and burrs in one-day. You design your own ring and at the conclusion of the day the stone is removed and the ring is sent for external casting in silver.

The second class you will learn how to clean and polish the ring and set the gem.

The classes are two weeks apart to allow for the return of the cast silver rings.

All materials including wax, files, burrs and gems are included in the course cost. However, there will a separate casting cost which is estimated at $25.00  to $30.00 per ring and will be payable on the second day of the course. 

Course duration – Day One, Saturday 17 November, 10am to 4pm and Day Two, Sunday 2 December, 10am to 2 pm.

Cost $268 inclusive of GST

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What you will learn
  • Learn to carve a ring in wax with a facetted gem using wax files and burrs in one-day. The ring is designed by you and sent for external casting in silver.
  • Learn how to clean and polish the ring and set the gem on the second day .
What you will get
  • Facetted gem set silver ring

What to bring
  • Your ring design
What to wear

The studio has a dress code for your own safety, closed in shoes, jeans/long pants, tee shirt and hair tired back if long.

Appropriate for

Jewellery students with intermediate/advanced making skills


Contemporary Metal

Vendor since 2016

We are a contemporary jewellery studio and gallery run by local jeweller Philip Noakes, who has over forty years experience in making and teaching in the industry. Philip has exhibited extensively around Australia, and makes his own work and private commisions, as well as teaching from the studio.

Contemporary Metal offers jewellers and students access to a fully equipped studio including: rolling mill, soldering and melting torches, pendant drills, vacuum casting, vulcaniser and wax injector, hydraulic press, lathe, tumbler, polisher, ultrasonic, large dapping sets and lapidary equipment.

We have benches available for hire on a casual, weekly or ongoing basis.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Contemporary Metal requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Contemporary Metal to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Contemporary Metal or organised by Contemporary Metal must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Contemporary Metal.


I agree to give Contemporary Metal unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Contemporary Metal classes and events or on Contemporary Metal's premises. (For use of Contemporary Metal marketing materials).


Contemporary Metal requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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