Advanced Jewelry Technology

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE:

Learn basic technical skills to design, manufacture, repair, remodel, maintain, sketch, and draw jewelry. Learn the manufacturing of jewelry by various techniques using metal, waxes, rubber molds and gemstones. Learn how to identify and set diamonds and gemstones. Introduction to new technology such as Laser welding and 3d jewelry design with Rhinogold6.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Intensive, hands on jewelry making classes, where students will learn how to make fine jewelry. Using different techniques such as jewelry fabrication, wax carving and casting, and stone setting. With Personalized instructions and practice at the workbench students develop skills for fabrication on custom orders, and repairs. Students learn how to sketch out designs with pencil and paper. Illustrate shapes and the texture of metal and gemstones. Practice stone setting techniques with fancy shapes and rounds. Plus, learn about precious metals and their use and basic refining. Basic diamond and colored gemstone identification is also covered.

AJT101

Introduction to the Workshop- Theory

AJT102

Tools for the Bench Jeweler - Theory

AJT103

Filing – Lab

AJT104

Measuring and Scribing - Lab

AJT105

Sawing – Lab

AJT106

Forming and Bending - Lab

AJT107

Drilling – Lab

AJT108

Free Form Cut - Lab

AJT109

Melting – Lab

AJT110

Wire and Sheet Fabrication - Lab

AJT111

Soldering – Lab

AJT112

Ring Sizing - Lab

AJT113

Sanding, Polishing and Cleaning - Lab

AJT114

Mass Finishing - Theory

AJT115

Bezel Fabrication- Lab

AJT116

Cold Connections and Riveting – Lab

AJT117

Metal Identification and Classification – Theory

         AJT118  

Trade Pricing Guide – Theory

AJT119

Decorative Finishes – Lab

AJT120

Introduction to Gemstones - Theory

AJT121

Solitaire Ring Fabrication

AJT123

Wire Setting with Bail – Lab

AJT124

Final Project – Lab

AJT125

Plating – Theory

AJT126

Plating – Lab

AJT127

Introduction to Lost Wax Casting

AJT128

Types of Waxes and their Applications– Theory

AJT129

Filing Waxes / Dome Ring- Lab

AJT130

Fabrication with Wax Sheets and Wires - Lab

AJT131

Filing Waxes / Ring with Stone – Lab

AJT132

Modeling and Wax Carving with Burs – Lab

AJT133

Using Wax Pens – Lab

AJT134

Wax Injection – Lab

AJT135

Wax Spruing – Lab

AJT136

Wax and Metal Weighing – Theory

AJT137

Investment Mixing – Lab

AJT138

Burnout Procedure – Theory

AJT139

Melting Metals – Lab

AJT140

Centrifugal Casting – Lab

AJT141

Porosity and Defects of Castings – Theory

AJT142

Finishing and Polishing – Lab

AJT143

Casting Replica – Theory

AJT144

Preparing and Vulcanizing Rubber Molds - lab

AJT145

Vacuum Casting - Theory

AJT146

Course Review and Discussion - Theory

AJT147

Introduction to Stone Setting

AJT148

Stone setting tools - Theory

AJT149

Identification of stones: cuts and shapes - Theory

AJT150

Prong Setting - Lab

AJT151

Bezel and Tube Setting - Lab

AJT152

Flush (Gypsy) Setting - Lab

AJT153

Channel Setting - Lab

AJT154

Baguette Setting - Lab

AJT155

Tiffany Setting - Lab

AJT156

Pear Shape and Marquis Setting - Lab

AJT157

Graver Preparation - Lab

AJT158

Pavé Setting - Lab

AJT159

Bead Setting - Lab

AJT160

AJT161

AJT162

Course Review and Discussion – Theory

Introduction to Laser welding

Introduction to Rhinogold6