UNDERSTANDING JEWELLERY

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OBJECTIVE

IDEAL FOR: Retail sales or pawnbroking professionals, customer services staff and people who would benefit from an overall understanding of how jewellery is made.

Understanding the many different methods of jewellery manufacture is important knowledge for anyone in the supply chain. This course explains the various ways in which jewellery is made and how this affects the quality, durability and appearance.

The impact on lead time and cost will also be covered.  Delegates will learn about typical alloys used in jewellery, techniques such as engraving and diamond milling and some fundamental rules about working with gemstones. Approaches to costing and pricing in order to reach a commercial retail price will also be covered.

REGISTRATION: 9.30 am
Refreshments are available throughout the day; a sandwich lunch is included in the course price.

COURSE CONTENT

YOU WILL LEARN

  • Jewellery metal alloys and their different characteristics
  • Jewellery components and terminology
  • Manufacturing methods including Design, Casting, Setting & Polishing/Plating
  • Decorative processes – engraving, diamond milling
  • Working with gemstones
  • Costing and pricing