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Jewelry Web Links - Jewelry Training Institutes

The jewelry industry offers exciting career to thousands of people in diverse roles. This section includes information on various jewelry training institutes and universities offering short term and long term workshop, certificate, diploma and degree programs.


Jewelry Training Institutes
1.   Academy of Silversmithing and Art Metal
PO Box 2433,
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: (303) 517-1068 | Fax: (970) 577-1838
Email Id: dnorris@frii.com | Web Link: http://users.frii.com/dnorris
Classroom Programs
  • Beginning Silversmithing Class(2 Days)
  • Soldering Class (1 Day)
  • Advanced Class (2 Days)
  • Lost Wax Casting Class (2 Days)
  • Pine Needle Casting
Classes on CD
  • Beginning Silversmithing
  • Advanced Silversmithing
  • Lost Wax Casting
  • Pine Needle Casting
  • Wire Sculpture Classes
  • Lapidary
2.   American Gem Society
8881 W. Sahara Avenue,
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Phone: (866) 805-6500 | (702) 255-6500
Email Id: agseducation@ags.org | Web Link: www.americangemsociety.org/education.htm
Certificate Programs & Courses
  • Graduate Sales Associate Course
  • The Advanced Personal Property Appraisal Course
  • Colorvision Screening
3.   American Institute of Diamond Cutting
1287 E. Newport Center Drive #202,
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Phone: (800) 831-8470
Email Id: diamondcutting@worldnet.att.net | Web Link: www.diamondschool.com
Certificate & Diploma Courses
  • Diamond Cutting Programs
  • Beginners Diamond Cutting (3 Months)
  • Intermediate Diamond Cutting (3 Months)
  • Advanced Diamond Cutting (3 Months)
Workshops
  • Rough Diamond Grading Program (1 Week (5 Days))
  • Fancy Colored Diamond Program (1 Week (5 Days))
  • Diamond Manufacturing and Equipment Program (2 Weeks (10 Days))
  • The Diamond Business Management and Marketing (1 Week (5 Days))
4.   American School of Jewelry
2240 N. University Drive,
Sunrise, FL 33322
Phone: (888) 741-2020 | (954) 741-4555 | Fax: (954) 741-4600
Email Id: info@jewelryschool.net | Web Link: www.jewelryschool.net
Certificate & Diploma Courses
  • Certified Bench Jeweler (170 Hours)
  • Certified Jeweler Technician (650 Hours)
  • Certified Store Manager Jeweler (1650 Hours)
  • Jewelry I - Basic design and repair (35 Hours)
  • Jewelry II (35 Hours)
  • Jewelry Design I (70 Hours)
  • Wax Design and Casting (35 Hours)
  • Stone Setting (35 Hours)
  • Advanced Diamond Setting (35 Hours)
  • Platinum Skills (7 Hours)
  • Diamond Expert Seminar (3 Hours)
  • Diamond Grading (14 Hours)
  • Colored Gem Stones (21 Hours)
5.   American Society of Appraisers
555 Herndon Parkway, Suite 125,
Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: (703) 478-2228 | Fax: (703) 742-8471
Email Id: info@appraisers.org | Web Link: www.appraisers.org/education
Certificate Programs & Courses
  • Gems & Jewelry Appraisal Review and Management
  • Gems and Jewelry Appraisal Theory, Methods and Application
  • Gems and Jewelry Appraisal Techniques and Standards
  • The Fashion and The Flair: 19th-20th Century Fashion and Jewelry
  • Silver-Is It Real?
6.   California Institute of Jewelry Training
  • Certificate in Jewelry Repair (12 Weeks - Modules 1 & 2)
  • Certificate in Jewelry Arts (18 Weeks - Modules 1 - 2 plus Module 3)
  • Diploma in Advanced Jewelry Arts (24 Weeks - Modules 1 - 3 plus Module 4)
  • Certificate in Advanced Metal and Media Techniques (6 Weeks - Modules 5 & 6)
Workshops
  • Digital Goldsmith
  • Precious Metal Clay (PMC)
  • Enameling/Cloisonne
  • Hand Engraving
  • Filigree
  • Metal Weaving
  • Gem Identification
  • Design and Rendering
  • Forming
7.   Cleveland Institute of Art
  • Introduction to Jewelry & Metals
  • Metals
  • Mechanisms
  • Settings
  • Fabrication
  • Modeling
  • Jewelry & Metals Thesis & Advanced Projects
8.   Conner Jeweler’s School
  • Jewelry Repair and Stone Setting (Level One)
  • Jewelry Repair and Stone Setting (Level Two)
  • Advanced Stone Setting
  • Wax Modeling and Casting
  • Bench Certification
9.   Diamond Council of America – DCA
  • 3212 West End Ave, Suite 202,
  • Nashville, TN 37203
  • Phone: (615) 385-5301 | (877) 283-5669 | Fax: (615) 385-4955
  • Web Link: www.diamondcouncil.org
  • Courses
  • Colored Gemstone Course
  • Diamond Course
10. Drouhard National Jeweler's School
  • Jewelry Repair and Diamond Setting
  • Advanced Diamond Setting
  • Design, Casting and Production
11. Earth Speak Arts
  • Beginning Silversmithing (8 Sessions)
  • Intermediate Silversmithing (8 Sessions)
  • Concentrated Beginner/Intermediate Class (30+ Hours)
Workshops
  • Elements of Design
  • Small Scale Fold Forming
  • Cold Connections
  • Broom Straw Casting
  • Argentium Granulation
  • Torch Setup and Safety
  • Argentium Sterling Silver
  • Tube Setting & Bezels
  • Business Planning and Marketing for the Artist Jeweler
  • Beginning Etching
  • Flex Shafts & Finishing
  • Torch Setup and Safety
  • Reticulation
  • Tool Making
  • No Solder Jewelry
  • Forged Bracelets
  • Cuttlebone Casting
  • Lost Wax Casting
  • Corrugated Metal Forming
  • Advance Mountings
  • Fold Forming
  • Silver Granulation with Argentium
12. Eastern Kentucky University
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing I
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing II
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing III
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing IV
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing V
  • BFA Jewelry and Metalsmithing
13. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • BFA in Jewelry / Metalry
  • MFA in Jewelry / Metalsmithing
14. Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore, Inc.
  • Introduction to Jewelry (8 Weeks / 20 Hours)
  • Beading Basics 1-2-3 (1 Day / 5 Hours)
15. Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
  • Graduate Gemologist (G.G.)
  • Graduate Diamonds
  • Graduate Colored Stones
  • Jewelry Business Management (J.B.M.)
  • Graduate Jeweler (G.J.)
  • Applied Jewelry Arts (A.J.A.)
  • Accredited Jewelry Professional (A.J.P.)
  • Graduate Pearls
16. Guilford Art Center
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing
  • Metal Boxes and Containers
  • The Basics of Classical Jewelry Making
Workshops
  • Granulation on Metal
  • A Duet: Precious Metal Clay & Glass
  • No-Torch Wire Jewelry
  • Discover Precious Metal Clay
  • Enameling on Metal for Jewelry
  • Loop In Loop Chainmaking
  • PMC Rings and More!
  • Lost Wax Casting
  • The Abc's of Beading
  • Progressive Beading
17. Haywood Community College
  • Professional Crafts-Jewelry
18. International Gemological Institute
  • Polished Diamond
  • Rough Diamond
  • Colored Stone
  • Pearl Grading
  • Jewelry Design
  • Diamond Diploma (Long Distance)
19. International School of Gemology
  • Registered Gemologist Program
  • Registered Gemologist Appraiser Program
  • Registered Gemologist Appraiser for Professionals already holding gemological diplomas
  • Pearls Course
  • Diamonds Course
  • Colored Gemstone Identification
  • Colored Gemstone Grading
  • Identification of Synthetics
  • Evaluating Damaged Jewelry
  • Jewelry Insurance Appraisal
20. Jewelers of America
  • Bench Jeweler Certification - Evaluating the Skills Inventory of Bench Jewelers
  • Management Professional Certification - Evaluating the Skills Inventory of Store Owners and Managers
  • Sales Professional Certification - Evaluating the Skills Inventory of Sales Professionals
Online Programs
  • Communicating Color: Selling Colored Gemstones
  • Treatment Talk: Discussing Gemstone Enhancement
  • Counter Intelligence
21. Jewelry Arts & Design College
  • Graduate Gemologist Program (24 Weeks/600 Hours)
  • Graduate Jeweler Program (24 Weeks/600 Hours)
  • Jewelry Design Program (12 Weeks/300 Hours)
  • Wax Techniques/ Casting/Mold Making (12 Weeks/300 Hours)
  • Metal Arts (12 Weeks/300 Hours)
22. Jewelry Learning Center
  • Comprehensive Jewelry Training (720 Hours)
  • Comprehensive Jewelry Training--short course (360 Hours)
  • Basic Jewelry Making (36 Hours)
  • Jewelry Repair (72 Hours)
  • Diamond Setting I (72 Hours)
  • Diamond Setting II (72 Hours)
  • Wax Modeling/Casting/Molds (72 Hours)
  • Pearl and Bead Stringing (8 Hours)
  • Jewelry Design/Rendering (30 Hours)
23. John C. Campbell Folk School
  • One Folk School Road,
  • Brasstown, NC 28902
  • Phone: (800) 365-5724 | (828) 837-2775 | Fax: (828) 837-8637
  • Web Link: www.folkschool.org
  • Short Term Courses
  • Metalwork (10 Classes)
  • Beads (18 Classes)
  • Enameling (12 Classes)
  • Jewelry (19 Classes)
24. Lillstreet Art Center
  • Working with Wax
  • First-Time Jeweler
  • Cuttlefish Casting Workshop
  • Copper Garden Stake Workshop
  • Metal Clay for Metalsmiths
  • Working with Wax and Casting
  • Beginning Metalsmithing
  • Multilevel Metalsmithing
  • Intermediate Metalsmithing
  • Chain Maille (4 Weeks)
  • Beginning Pmc (4 Weeks)
  • Metal Clay Pendants (2 Days)
25. Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Basic Jewelry: Introduction to the Jewelry Studio
  • Creative Etching for the Jewelry Studio
  • Translating the Botanical: Surface Explorations in Metal
  • Brooch Design & Fabrication
  • Skillful Soldering for Successful Construction
  • Explorations in Fold Forming
  • Sculpting with Paper; Possibilities for Jewelry
  • Finishing with Flex Shaft
26. Metals Edge Studio
  • Hydraulic Press and Die Forming Workshop (2 Days)
  • Jewelry Making
  • Weaving With Metal I
  • Weaving With Metal II
  • Lost Wax Casting
  • Resin Power: Techniques in Resin Inlay I
  • Resin Power: Techniques in Resin Inlay II
  • Solder 101
27. Midwestern State University
  • BFA in Metal
  • Metalsmithing
28. Missouri State University
  • Metals and Jewelry I
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing
  • Jewelry, Metals, and Enameling
29. New Approach School for Jewelers
  • Graduate Bench Jeweler Program
  • Graduation (Jewelry Technician) (8 Weeks)
  • Graduation (Graduate Bench Jeweler) (12 Weeks)
  • Advanced Stone Setting (5 Days Class)
  • Bench Jeweler Comprehensive (5 Days Class)
  • Stone Setting Comprehensive (5 Days Class)
  • Wax Carving with Kate Wolf (5 Days Class)
  • Platinum Fabrication Plus (4 Days Class)
  • Ornamental Hand Engraving (5 Days Class)
  • Pearl Stringing (4 Days Class)
  • Computer Aided Jewelry Design (5 Days Class)
30. New Jersey City University
  • Visual Arts Building, Room 120,
  • 2039 Kennedy Boulevard Jersey City,
  • New Jersey, NJ 07305-1597
  • Phone: (201) 200-3214 | Fax: (201) 200-3224
  • Email Id: art@njcu.edu | Web Link: www.njcu.edu/dept/art/
  • Graduate Programs
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Art in Studio Art
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
31. Peters Valley Craft Center
  • Intro to Jewelry through Wire (2 Days)
  • Intro to Precious Metal Clay (3 Days)
  • Enameling: Botanical Forms in Metal (5 Days)
  • Forging Non Ferrous Metals (3 Days)
  • Wire Artistry (4 Days)
  • Cold Connected Hollow Beads (5 Days)
  • Making Metal Move Using Chasing & Repoussé (5 Days)
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing (5 Days)
  • Introduction to Working with Gold (3 Days)
  • Granulation: Methods and Techniques (5 Days)
  • The Fabricated Ring (5 Days)
  • Making Your Own Pin Findings (5 Days)
  • Bigger than a Coffee Cup, Smaller than a Breadbox (5 Days)
  • Basic Jewelry (5 Days)
  • Cast Away (5 Days)
  • Setting Angular Stones (5 Days)
  • Elevating the Bead (3 Days)
32. Precious Metal Arts
  • Introduction to Metalsmithing A and B
  • Introduction to Wax Carving A and B
  • Soft Wax A and B
  • Precious Metal Clay
  • Introduction to Enamel
  • Charms (a soft wax workshop)
  • Polishing, Finishing, and Textures
  • Creative Wirework
  • Jewelry Design
  • Stone Setting
33. Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
  • Jewelry Technician (235 Hours)
  • Jewelry Technician Intensive (320 Hours)
  • Graduate Jeweler (460 Hours)
34. Rochester Institute of Technology
  • College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
  • One Lomb Memorial Drive,
  • Rochester, NY 14623-5603
  • Phone: (585) 475-2411
  • Web Link: http://cias.rit.edu/crafts/
  • Undergraduate & Graduate Programs
  • BFA in Metals (4 Years)
  • MFA in Metals (2 Years)
35. State University of New York (SUNY)
  • Jewelry & Metals I
  • Jewelry and Metals II
  • Jewelry and Metals III
  • Metalsmithing
36. State University of New York/New Paltz
  • Introduction to Metal
  • Basic Metal
  • Construction and Fabrication
  • Processes and Experimental Techniques I
  • Processes and Experimental Techniques II
  • Enameling
  • Metal Forming
  • Contemporary Ideas in Metal
  • Senior Studio in Metal I
  • Senior Studio in Metal II
Graduate Courses
  • Metal I
  • Metal II
  • Metal III
  • Problems in Metal
  • Problems in Metal I
  • Problems in Metal II
37. Stewart's International School For Jewelers
  • Jewelry Repair (1 Week)
  • Advanced Diamond Setting (1 Week)
  • Design / Casting (3 Days)
38. Tacoma Community College
  • Beginning Jewelry: Fabrication and Casting
  • Jewelry: Construction
  • Jewelry: Casting
39. The Howard Academy for the Metal Arts
  • P.O. Box 472,
  • Stoughton, WI 53589
  • Phone: (800) 843-9603 | Fax: (608) 873-0960
  • Web Link: www.howard-academy.com
  • Courses
  • Basics, Commercial Jewelry, Goldsmithing and Production Techniques (3 to 14 Months)
40. The University of Texas at Austin
  • GE0 347K Gems and Gem Minerals
41. Towson State University
  • Metalsmithing & Jewelry Program
42. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • 285 Old Westport Road,
  • North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
  • Phone: (508) 999-8000 | TTY/TDD: (508) 999-9250
  • Email Id: cvpaweb@umassd.edu | Web Link: www.umassd.edu/cvpa/
  • Graduate & Certificate Programs
  • BFA Visual Design Jewelry/Metals (4 Years)
  • The MFA Artisanry Jewelry/Metals (2-3 Years)
  • Certificate in Artisanry Jewelry/Metals
43. University of Oregon
  • Intro to Jewelry
  • Intro to Metalsmithing
  • Metalsmithing & Jewelry
  • Advanced Metalsmithing & Jewelry
44. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
  • Introduction to Jewelry/Metals
  • Intermediate Jewelry/Metals
  • Advanced Jewelry/Metals
45. USF Continuing Education
  • Colored Gemstones
  • Diamond Identification and Grading
  • Gemology Intermediate
  • Gemology Introduction
  • Jewelry History
  • Jewelry Marketing
  • Marketing and Managing a Jewelry Business
  • Master Valuer Program: Appraising Gems and Jewelry
46. William Holland School of Lapidary Arts
  • Beading (Seed & Regular)
  • Cabochons
  • Casting
  • Chain Making
  • Channel
  • Enameling
  • Faceting
  • Flameworking
  • Gem ID
  • Gem Trees
  • Lampwork Beads
  • Glass Fusing
  • Gold
  • Inlay
  • Intarsia
  • Mineral ID
  • Opals
  • Silver
  • Silver Clay
  • Soapstone Carving
  • Spool Knitting
  • Wire Wrapping
  • Wire Sculpture


Foreign Jewelry Training Institutes
1.   Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences
  • AIGS School:
  • 919/1 Silom Rd, Jewelry Trade Center, 6th Fl,
  • Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
  • Phone: (662) 267-4315 | Fax: (662) 267-4320
  • Email Id: registrar@aigsthailand.com | Web Link: www.aigslaboratory.com/Courses.aspx
  • Courses & Workshops
  • E-Commerce Workshop (3 Days)
  • Gem Photography Workshop (3 Days)
  • Introduction to Gem & Gemology (5 Days)
  • Diamond Workshop (1 Day)
  • Jewelry Computer Aided Design (13 Days)
  • Understanding Basic Gemology Program (4 Weeks)
  • Gem Identification (12 Weeks)
  • Synthetics & Treated Gem Identification (4 Weeks)
  • Jewelry Design (48 Days)
  • Diamond Grading & Pricing (4 Weeks)
  • Colored Stone Grading & Pricing (4 Weeks)
  • Countertop Sketching (10 Days)
2.   EGL College of Gemology
  • 240 Commissioner Street, SA Diamond Centre,
  • Suite 410 - 4th Floor,
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Phone: (011) 334-4527/8 | Fax: (011) 334-2193
  • Email Id: info@egl.co.za | Web Link: www.egl.co.za/College.htm
  • Courses & Workshops
  • Diamonds and Diamond Grading
  • Polished Diamonds for the Retail Jeweller
  • Introduction to Tanzanite
  • Essentials of Coloured Stones
3.   HRD Institute of Gemmology
  • Hoveniersstraat 22,
  • BE-2018 Antwerpen,
  • Belgium
  • Phone: +32 3 222 07 07 | Fax: +32 3 222 07 04
  • Email Id: education@hrd.be | Web Link: www.hrd.be/index.php?id=5
  • For information about the courses in Antwerp, please contact:
  • Ms. Rizlane Ourimchi
  • Phone: +32 3 222 07 09
  • Email Id: education@hrd.be
  • For specific requests (like individual coaching, tailor-made programmes...), please contact:
  • Ms. Ingrid Struyf
  • Phone: +32 3 222 07 07
  • Email Id: education@hrd.be
  • If you would like to know more about foreign course program, please contact:
  • Ms. Catherine De Keyser
  • Phone: +32 3 222 07 01
  • Email Id: catherine.de.keyser@hrd.be
  • Diamond Grader Courses
  • Introduction diamond Grading
  • Certified Diamond Grader (3 Weeks)
  • Certified Diamond Grader (5 Weeks)
  • Certified Diamond Grader - Advanced (7 Days)
  • Diamond Sorting Courses
  • Sorting of Rough Diamonds (2 Weeks)
  • Sorting of Polished Diamonds (2 Weeks)
  • Diamond Workshops
  • Diamond Treatments, Imitations and Synthetic Diamond (1 Day)
  • Fancy Colour Diamonds (1 Day)
  • Gemmology Courses
  • Gemmology Basic (3-5 Weeks)
  • Gemmology Advanced (3-5 Weeks)
  • Diamond Sessions & Training Days - On Request
  • Diamond Loupe Week (5 Days)
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