Students interested in jewelry design and repair may consider completing the Jewelry Design and Repair diploma program with Penn Foster Career School. Students are taught the skills and techniques that are fundamental to jewelry design and repair. Students receive each Instruction Set and are tested by examination at the end of each lesson.
Beginning with choosing a workspace, students construct a portable work surface and then organize the workspace with the necessary tools. Students are taught the history of jewelry and other design elements such as drilling a pilot hole and transferring patterns. Students determine ring size through fitting using a sizing gauge and band sizer. Learning how to work on link identification bracelets, students fabricate common links, choose a lettering style, and determine the amount of stock needed. Students practice casting and mold making to create a stone set pendant. Useful for jewelry retailing, students are taught the legal obligations, functions of a retailer, and store layout. Students learn the characteristics of gemstones and diamonds, cut styles, and carat weight.
To conclude the course of study, students learn stone setting. The students set round diamonds and faceted stones in channel mountings. Students will complete several graded projects to accompany specified lesson sets.
- Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent
School Accreditation Statement
Penn Foster Career School is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Penn Foster Career School is regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).