Local Jewellery-Making Courses & Gemmology Organisations

As a business we are keen to give our staff the opportunity to expand their knowledge and learn new skills in the fields of jewellery-making and gemmology. To this end "The Curious Gem Creative Fund" was created, available to all permanent members of staff, and consists of an annual contribution that can be used towards a jewellery/gemmology-related class, workshop or membership.

A list of local classes and organisations can be found below. If you would like to be added to the list please do contact us:

Central Scotland School of Jewellery: https://cssj.co.uk/weekend-workshops/

  • Based in Dunblane and offers workshops in wax carving, enamelling, spinner rings, stone setting etc.

SilverHub: https://silverhubstudios.com/taster-workshops/

  • Based in Leith and offers earring, bangle, ring making workshops.

Jewellery School Scotland: https://www.jewelleryschoolscotland.co.uk/classes

  • Based in central Edinburgh and offers lots of different silver clay workshops.

The Leith Lapidary Club: https://leithlapidary.org.uk/LeithLapidary/courses-and-workshops-on-jewellery-and-lapidary/

  • Based in St Margarets House, Edinburgh and offers workshops in enamelling, stone polishing, and silver work.

Scottish Gemmological Association: https://www.scottishgemmology.org

  • Offers a membership that gives access to an annual conference, regular talks and gemmology workshops.

Jacqueline Bell Jewellery: https://www.jacquelinebell.co.uk/courses

  • Based at Coburg Studios, Leith and offer range of workshops; stone setting, stacking rings casting etc.

Mud and Marsh: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/mudmarshjewellerydesign

  • Our very own Ruth Appleby, offering polymer clay workshops in Edinburgh.

The Arienas Collective: https://www.thearienascollective.com/

  • Based in Edinburgh and offers silver clay workshops.

The Precious Metals Workshop: https://www.preciousmetalsworkshop.com/courses

  • Based in Leith and offers range of classes, wax carving, stone setting, sea glass etc.

Christina Hirst Jewellery: https://www.christinahirst.co.uk/shop/buy-workshops/10

  • Based at Coburg studios, Leith and offers silver clay workshops.

Vanilla Ink Studios: https://vanillainkstudios.co.uk/classes

  • Based in Glasgow, have a wide range of different classes and techniques with more advanced options.