Curriculum

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, and engraving
  • Laser welding
  • Silver, gold, and platinum fabrication
  • Wax model making
  • Jewelry repair
  • Advanced jewelry construction
  • Stone setting

The program prepares graduates for work in a retail store or trade shop. Graduates of the program are trained to construct jewelry from gold, platinum, and silver, set stones, and finish to a professional standard.

They are prepared to undertake the repair of jewelry and to restore pieces to their original appearance. Once in the field, graduates continue to develop expertise and gain experience in the more refined aspects of the trade.

In addition to the Full-Time program, we offer a number of jewelry making courses through our Continuing Education Department. View all CE courses here.


Questions? Contact Rob O'Dwyer, Director of Admissions, at 617-227-0155 x111 or admissions@nbss.edu.
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Colleen Matthews

The amount of precision and the quality of work the program demands was like nothing I had ever encountered. I completed projects that I never thought I could make.

Colleen Matthews JM '12