Want to create without limits? Jewellery artists rely on their taste, style and eye for detail – but often do not have the tools or understanding needed to execute their best ideas! Working with raw materials, from precious metals to gems, glass, objects trouvees, and even other jewellery components, a skilled precious metal artist can produce whatever they have in mind.

JDMIS Precious Metal Arts programme gives you the skills, ideas and experience to create without limits.

Become a Precious Metal Artist

Jewellery fabrication using precious metals requires commitment, dedication and experience that was traditionally only achieved through long periods of apprenticeship. This comprehensive diploma incorporates new technologies and traditional techniques to accelerate skills development and build a deep understanding and appreciation for work with precious metals.

By becoming a Certified Precious Metal Artist, you develop the skills and confidence to produce unique and remarkable jewellery creations.

With a broad array of creative and challenging metalwork projects, structured time to practice and refine critical skills, and exposure to design and industry knowledge, JDMIS metal artists stand apart from their peers in the jewellery industry.

Certified Precious Metal Artists:

  • fabricate jewellery with a variety of precious materials
  • produce unique designs using advanced techniques
  • combine skills from multiple disciplines to create unique masterpieces or reproducible lines of jewellery
  • create according to their own styles, or work efficiently with clients to develop bespoke creations.

Diploma in Precious Metal Arts consists of the following modules:

Metal clay components

  • MC100 - Metal Clay - Foundation

    MC100 - Metal Clay - Foundation

    Metal clay jewellery productionBegin your journey as a precious metal artist with the latesttechnology in hand fabrication: Powder metallurgy. Mold‘metal clay’ to create pure silver jewellery such as rings,pendants, earrings and brooches. Learn and perfect a varietyof modelling methods, various gemstone setting techniquesand, after firing, traditional and non-traditional jewelleryfinishing techniques to create spectacular silver jewellery.

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  • MC200 - Metal Clay - Intermediate

    MC200 - Metal Clay - Intermediate

    Metal clay jewellery productionExtend your knowledge and experience beyond fine silver toincorporate other materials, both new and traditional. Workwith different metal clay alloys to produce unique jewellery.Discover the creative opportunities of glass fusing and how toincorporate glass, precious metal foils and metal claystogether to stunning effect. Learn additional setting styles forfaceted gemstones and cabochons or raw gem materials.

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  • MC300 - Metal Clay - Advanced

    MC300 - Metal Clay - Advanced

    Metal clay jewellery productionWith experience comes the confidence to work with betterquality materials. Master the combination of 22 karat gold intoyour designs, as well as how to fuse gold-leaf to silver designsto achieve an opulent look without the cost of solid gold. Aswell as working with the finest materials, mastery of metalclays requires expertise in creating moulds and patterns toproduce consistent lines of precious metal jewellery.

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Metalsmithing component

  • MS100 - Metalsmithing - Foundation to Advanced

    MS100 - Metalsmithing - Foundation to Advanced

    Metalsmithing Jewellery Design trainingLearn traditional ways to manipulate gold, silver, copper,bronze, and metal alloys. Build confidence working withmetals by piercing, drilling, forging, fusing and soldering.Apply textures, rolling your own metal sheet and draw wires tocustom thicknesses. Make joints and cold connections andprefect professional finishing techniques. Understand howmetals are cast and options available to small studios.

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Diploma core components

  • HS100 - Epic Jewellery and Contemporary Trends

    HS100 - Epic Jewellery and Contemporary Trends

    history of jewellery productionFrom prehistory to the present day, the significant periods of jewellery design are presented in order to gain knowledge and inspiration from the past. See how certain themes,materials and patterns repeat themselves and how World famous jewellers capitalize on these cycles. Today's fashion trends are also covered as well as how jewellery designers can prepare themselves for future trends.

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  • GM100 - Gem and Jewellery Trade Secrets

    GM100 - Gem and Jewellery Trade Secrets

    gemmology trainingAppreciate the rarity of the precious elements used in jewellery: Learn gemstone classification systems and how coloured gemstones, diamonds and pearls are valued and sometimes imitated. Grasp the properties of precious metals and how these and fabrication methods affect value. Become proficient with loupe techniques and examine hundreds of natural, synthetic and imitation gemstones.

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