About this course
The Graduate Jeweler diploma program is a hands-on learning experience that prepares you for a career as a bench jeweler, and covers skills valuable for jewelry designers, CAD modelers, and sales professionals. You will work with gemstones and precious metals, taking projects from castings to finished, set, and polished pieces. Progressively difficult projects develop metal skills like polishing, filing, texturing, sawing, and general torch skills. Projects are made at your own workbench, which is equipped with a torch, a micromotor, and an essential toolkit. You will keep hand tools; and a mobile device that includes technical illustrations, instructional videos, and a bench reference guide.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent to be admitted into GIA courses and programs.