Graduate Jeweler Programme

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The Graduate Jeweler diploma programme is a hands-on learning experience that prepares you for a career as a bench jeweller, and covers skills valuable for jewellery designers, CAD modellers and sales professionals.You will work with gemstones and precious metals, taking projects from castings to finished, set and polished pieces.

What You'll Learn

  • Use laser-welding technology for gold, silver and platinum
  • Develop essential skills, including polishing, filing, texturing, sawing, fabrication and forging techniques, stone setting and general torch skills
  • Set a variety of stone shapes, including princess-cut stones, in mounting styles such as channel setting, bezel setting and prong setting, in base metals, silver, white gold, yellow gold and platinum
  • Perform the most common jewellery repairs, including sizing rings, replacing prongs, repairing broken chains and installing new settings
  • Apply both textured and polished finishes to jewellery surfaces on a variety of metals
  • Evaluate and improve workmanship using GIA Quality Assurance Benchmarks

Possible Career Paths

  • Bench Jeweller
  • Business Owner
  • Custom Order Jeweller
  • Jewellery Repair Technician
  • Manufacturing Executive
  • Jewellery Buyer
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Stone Setter
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Topics Covered

Here are some of the topics covered in the Graduate Jeweler programme.

Design Program detail icon REPAIR

Learn how to use tools to repair jewellery.

Program Detail Topic Icon Metalworking 132x74 METALWORKING

Learn the basics of metal working: soldering, finishing and more.

Craftsmanship Icon CRAFTSMANSHIP

Develop skills for fabrication, custom order and repair.

PE_GGP_TopicsCovered-Quality-132x74 QUALITY CONTROL

Learn how to spot manufacturing defects and what causes them.


Learn techniques for multiple stone setting shapes and styles.

Graduate Jeweler Tour Hands-On Bench Experience

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Offered at GIA World Headquarters and The Robert Mouawad Campus in Carlsbad, CA.

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Study at the GIA School On campus, full-time learning

Immerse yourself in the world of gems and jewellery and earn your Graduate Jeweler diploma by studying at a GIA campus. This transformative programme opens up a world of opportunity.

Offered at the following campuses