Graduate Jeweler Diploma

Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
United States
Qualification
Diploma
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
27 weeks
Intakes
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Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent to be admitted into GIA courses and programs.

Curriculum

The Graduate Jeweler diploma program will cover:

  • Making and repairing jewelry in a sustainable manner in a quiet, clean, and modern environment in a fully equipped classroom that includes a laser welder
  • Setting a variety of stone shapes, including princess cut stones and in mounting styles to include channel setting, bezel setting, and prong setting, in white gold, yellow gold,
  • and platinum
  • Determining when to alter, repair, or reconstruct jewelry
  • Performing the most common jewelry repairs, alterations, and reconstructions, such as sizing rings, rebuilding prongs, refinishing worn jewelry, repairing broken chains, and strengthening old jewelry by installing new shanks
  • Applying both textured and polished finishes to jewelry surfaces on a variety of different metals
  • Using fabrication and forging techniques, and laser-welding technology for gold, silver, and platinum
  • Evaluating and improving workmanship by using GIA Quality Assurance Benchmarks

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