Online Jewelry Repair Course FAQs
What are some Basic Topics of a Jewelry Repair Class?
There are four areas of study when you take this training:
- Metals, Gems and Materials in Jewelry Design- you’ll learn to identify precious metals and become familiar with alloys. You’ll also learn how to classify gemstones, understand their properties and learn how to price them.
- Jewelry Creation- you’ll set gemstones in simple and complex settings and shapes
- Repairing Jewelry- you’ll use soldering irons and other special tools to repair and change existing pieces. This will include ring resizing and reshanking.
- The Business of Jewelry Design and Repair- you’ll be exposed to the jewelry business including marketing, accounting and planning your own business
What kind of Career can I have in Jewelry Repair?
Many jewelers become self employed. In addition, you can work for jewelry stores and other manufactures and repairers of jewelry.
Is it easy to work with Jewelry?
Not always. Precious metals can be difficult to work with especially small pieces such as rings, broaches and necklaces. Gemstones and metals can gradually create friction to metals and to the mounting that can eventually cause the need for repairs.
Free information is available about online jewelry design and repair classes by doing internet searches.