The popular GIA Graduate Jeweler program blends a foundational technical education with the practical skills needed in the modern jewelry industry while encouraging students to express their individual creativity. Students will learn their craft in a professional studio classroom using proven, safe techniques that meet or exceed industry standards.

In addition to long-established program objectives, the revised program will introduce fresh, new projects that meet the needs of an evolving jewelry industry. The projects will provide a deeper emphasis on:

  • Hand fabrication
  • Design and individual creativity
  • Metal casting, including wax carving
  • Setting a greater variety of gemstone shapes
  • Setting natural, semi-precious gems and laboratory-grown diamonds
  • Common repairs, refurbishments, and adjustments encountered by professional bench jewelers

The six-month Graduate Jeweler program is offered at the GIA campus in Carlsbad, CA.

New program start dates will be announced in 2023.

Develop essential skills, including polishing, filing, texturing, sawing, fabrication and forging techniques, stone setting and general torch skills.

Latest Updates

  • GIA is collaborating with master goldsmith and award-winning jewelry designer Alan Revere to incorporate many successful aspects of his well-known Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts to GIA’s Graduate Jeweler program.
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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.