Jewelry Making & Repair

The two-year, comprehensive Jewelry Making & Repair program prepares students to become professionals in the industry. The program attracts students from around the world who share a love of materials, artistic expression, and working with their hands to make jewelry that transcends time.

Jewelry fabrication and stone setting requires exceptional hand skills, focus, and a thorough understanding of materials. Throughout your studies, you’ll continuously challenge yourself and fine-tune your skills. You’ll create and repair jewelry of lasting value using traditional techniques and modern technology.

You’ll work on increasingly complex projects to develop proficiency in using a full range of jeweler's hand-tools, identification of metals and stones, metal forming techniques, polishing, soldering, engraving, laser welding, wax model making, jewelry repair, advanced jewelry construction, stone setting, and silver, gold, and platinum fabrication.


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Our Jewelry Making & Repair program prepares you to become a professional in the industry. The space includes a dedicated bench for each student and equipment for polishing, soldering, engraving, metal forming, laser welding, stone setting, and silver, gold, and platinum fabrication.

Baleigh Acebo JM '14

I chose NBSS over MFA programs because I was seeking a strict focus on technique and hand fabrication. In my own work, I found myself imagining objects that were out of my league technically, but, with a foundation of hand-skills and fabrication, the sky is the limit to build designs and objects that last.

Baleigh Acebo JM '14