Program Goals and Outcomes

Jewelry design program goals and outcomes

Penn Foster's Jewelry Design and Repair Program is designed to give students the skills necessary to create, repair, and modify jewelry, including stone setting, sizing, and polishing, in order to work for an established jeweler or start a business of their own.

Jewelry Design and Repair

Career Diploma 7-11 mo As low as $50/mo
800-275-4410 (9AM - 9PM EST)

Program Goal

Penn Foster's Jewelry Design and Repair Program instructs the student in the skills necessary to create, repair, and modify jewelry, including stone setting, sizing, and polishing, in order to work for an established jeweler or start a business of their own.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Identify the tools and supplies needed to establish a jeweler's bench and perform successful repairs
  • Identify the properties of precious metals, how to weigh the amount of precious metal in an alloy, and how to calculate value
  • Design a pattern following appropriate design elements, and from raw materials create clean, well-formed and finished monogrammed jewelry including a bail
  • Solder jewelry parts by choosing the correct torch, fuel, solder, flux, and flame for a particular job, and utilizing the proper soldering methods
  • Enlarge or shrink rings by using a mandrel, adding an insert, or removing a piece of the ring to preserve the ring's design and roundness
  • Comprehend how to cut and bend individual links and jump rings from raw materials
  • Comprehend 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
  • Comprehend business and sales models used in the jewelry industry, the pricing structure of keystoning, and methods of work distribution and work flow
  • Identify the chemical composition and characteristics of some common gemstones and the factors that contribute to their market value
  • Demonstrate procedures for performing quality repairs on common items such as metal chains, quartz watches, and pearl necklaces, and the standards for pricing the work performed
  • Build a sterling silver bezel-set ring by hand from raw materials
  • Size, cut, and solder a 3-layer ring band, measure and place prong settings, and mount gemstones into the prongs

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