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.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Penn Foster is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
Penn Foster High School, Penn Foster Career School, and Penn Foster College have all met the high standards of integrity and performance set 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 for non-degree granting postsecondary programs, and Penn Foster High School is accredited for grades 9 through adult, by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools.
Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
All Penn Foster programs are affiliated with DANTES, which qualifies U.S. military personnel for tuition reimbursement.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score