Professional Development

Jewelry Essentials

GEM 110

Course Description

This course examines jewellery’s important features and how they combine to give a piece its unique value. Content includes the unique qualities of precious metals, how to describe them to customers, and how to identify jewellery types and styles, using industry terms to describe them. Coursework also includes an examination of the different jewellery manufacturing methods, and how they can affect style, appearance and durability. Other topics include how precious metals are regulated, marketed and tested, and the key components of a compelling product presentation. The course also covers watches and giftware. The final exam is online, open book, and does not require a proctor.

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What you earn

  • Jewellery Essentials Certificate