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Goldsmith Workshop
  • Goldsmith Technician

    This class is held in Mexico City, Mexico.


    Starting date: January 06 to March 28th 2025

    Monday 10 am - 6 pm (1h lunch)
    Tuesday 3 pm - 7 pm
    Wednesday 3 pm - 7 pm
    Thursday 3 pm - 7 pm


    Does the artistry of crafting custom jewelry drive you? Your search ends here!

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

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


    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.


    · 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.


    · 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.


    · 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.


    · 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.

    Gem Setting Basics:

    · Learn Bezel and Prong setting Style.

    Introduction to Wax Carving:

    · Design Principles, Carving Techniques, Hollowing and Thinning.


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


    · 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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