Jewelry Design and Repair

School For Jewelry Design

If you're creative and love bringing a client's vision to life, our online Jewelry Design and Repair Career Diploma can help you prepare to take the next steps toward a career you're passionate about. With flexible, self-paced courses, you can learn the basics of designing and repairing jewelry on your schedule, from home.

  • Our Jewelry Design Program can prepare students for jobs as jewelry designers and repairers in fine jewelry retailers, or to start their own business.  
  • Online jewelry design courses cover essential topics such as how to become a jeweler, professionally repair and modify jewelry, set stones, resize bands, and clean and finish jewelry. 
  • Students enrolled in the program receive some equipment for jewelry making, including assorted wires and solders, safety goggles, unlined nitrile gloves, and a two-speed rotary tool with bristle brush accessories.
  • Our online programs are flexible enough for you to finish them at a pace that works for you, based on how much time you can dedicate to your coursework each week.
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$59/month, Start for as low as $20

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What You Will Learn

  1. How to design a pattern following appropriate design elements, and from raw materials create clean, well-formed and finished monogrammed jewelry including a bail.
  2. How to solder jewelry parts by choosing the correct torch, fuel, solder, flux, and flame for a particular job, and utilizing the proper soldering methods.
  3. How to make a wax model by carving or casting in a rubber mold, mix and cure investment, burn off the wax model, and fill a cast with molten metal using the gravity pour, vacuum, or centrifugal casting processes.
  4. How to size, cut, and solder a 3-layer ring band, measure and place prong settings, and mount gemstones into the prongs.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Jewelry Design Career Outcomes






Penn Foster's jewelry design and repair courses can help students prepare for a career as a jeweler or jewelry repair person in retail shops, for jewelry manufacturers, or even to start their own business.

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in this field are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the Penn Foster Program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in this program. See the State Licensing page for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.

Jewelry Designer Course Curriculum

  • 7 courses
  • 22.9 continuing education units (CEUs)
  • 22 exams
  • 4 graded projects

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 10 months
  • Average time = 12 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework. The estimated completion times are based on completion times for learners enrolled in this program from May 2021 - April 2022, excluding withdrawals.

As part of our online Jewelry Designer course curriculum, you'll learn the foundational skills to design, create, and repair jewelry. Your classes include:

  • History of Jewelry and a Summary of Metals
  • Casting
  • Jewelry Retailing: Home-Based Business
  • Common Jewelry Store Repairs

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Jewelry Design Success Stories

Penn Foster’s Jewelry Design Program can help prepare you for the first step in your creative career. This program has helped recent graduates find new jobs or start their own businesses while learning at their own pace. Learn more about Penn Foster graduates' experiences and how Penn Foster worked for them.
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Lisa K.

Penn Foster Graduate, 2023

“Very easy to set goals and stay on track. Feedback given was excellent!”

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Jewelry Design Program Tuition

Take the first steps toward a new career with our online Jewelry Design Program. Simply choose from one of our low-cost customized payment plans below and get started today! 

Option 1: Pay in full

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  • Pay $59 per month
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  • Start for $39 down
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Our Proven Jewelry Design and Repair Learning Model

Empowering students to reach their professional goals


  • No set start date
  • No exam due dates
  • Self-paced


  • Digital study guides
  • Self-check quizzes
  • Simulations and videos


  • 24/7 access to online resources
  • Online student community
  • Dedicated Learner Center


  • Expert faculty
  • Dedicated student services
  • Robust learning resources

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Jewelry and Design Repair Program FAQs

What education do you need for a career in jewelry design?

Most jewelers don't need more than a high school diploma and experience designing jewelry to start a career in the field. Through an online program, you can learn the basics of designing and crafting jewelry and start a portfolio of pieces you can share with potential employers. Many jewelers also choose to start their own business, which doesn't require you to have any specific training in the field, though if you open a physical store, you may need to require about specific licensing and regulations for small businesses in your area.

How much money do jewelry designers make?

The salary for a jewelry designer can vary based on whether they work in a shop for someone else or whether they start their own small business. However, according to national averages from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jewelry designers made $47,140 per year in 2022.*

What is the current outlook for the jewelry industry?

As more and more independent jewelry designers find they can reach a larger client base through selling their pieces online on sites like Etsy or Amazon Homemade, there may be less opportunity for work in physical retail stores. However, with many people still buying jewelry as gifts for loved ones or for themselves, you can start a thriving business online.

What is the career path for a jewelry designer?

Jewelry designers do not necessarily have a straight forward career path as other occupations may. Most jewelry designers start their own businesses and work toward expanding their client base and their sales. For those who do find work in a jewelry store, the career path may include advancing to a store manager or assistant.