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Goldsmith Technician




3 Months

About the Course

The exclusive partnership between JIA and Academia De Orfebres allows you to train as a Goldsmith Technician in Mexico City, Mexico.

Does the artistry of crafting exquisite jewelry drive you? Your search ends here! Enroll in our intensive three-month program and emerge as a skilled Goldsmith Technician.

Enroll in our intensive three-month program and emerge as a skilled Goldsmith Technician.

Benefit from the knowledge offered by industry expert Lilo Palma at Academia De Orfebres, where time-honored techniques intersect with modern innovation.

Mastering the fundamentals of goldsmithing lays a solid foundation for exquisite crafting jewelry. In this course, we delve into essential techniques that are the cornerstone of the goldsmith's craft.

1.      Sawing:

·         Learn the art of precision sawing, where each cut is made with meticulous attention to detail.

·         Understand the proper use of jeweler's saws and blades for various materials and thicknesses.

·         Practice cutting straight lines, curves, and intricate shapes with finesse.

2.      Filing:

·         Explore the importance of filing in refining and shaping metal surfaces.

·         Grasp the different types of files and their applications for achieving desired textures and finishes.

·         Hone your skills in filing techniques to create smooth edges and precise contours.

3.      Soldering:

·         Delve into the intricate process of soldering, which is essential for joining metal components seamlessly.

·         Master the art of flux application and torch control to achieve robust and clean solder joints.

·         Understand soldering techniques for various metals and their respective melting points.

4.      Polishing:

·         Discover the transformative power of sanding and polishing in enhancing the luster and finish of jewelry.

·         Gain proficiency in using abrasive materials and polishing compounds to achieve desired surface qualities.

·         Learn techniques for achieving different levels of shine, from satin finishes to high polish.

5.      Gem Setting Basics:

·         Learn Bezel and Prong setting Style.

6.      Introduction to Wax Carving:

·         Design Principles, Carving Techniques, Hollowing and Thinning.

7.      Repair:

·         Gain proficiency in jewelry repair, restoration, and gem setting techniques using bezel and prong setting styles.

8.      Manufacturing:

·         Learn how to melt, create your own allow, and calculate and weigh in all units.

·         Learn to mill sheets of metal and draw wires.

·         Learn to create chains, mechanisms, and brooches.

Refine your craft using tools and materials within our fully equipped workshop under the guidance of seasoned instructors.

Upon completion, you'll be awarded a prestigious diploma from the Jewelry Institute of America (JIA) in Houston, Texas, paving the way for boundless opportunities within the global jewelry market.

Your Instructor

Lilo Palma

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