Course of jewellery and design

The school offers the combination of the jewellery design and technical drawing course with the jewellery-making course and practice in the various goldsmith techniques.

Students during jewellery courses

Jewellery making course

Characteristics and behaviour of metal during working.
Constructing a piece of jewellery: components and combination for joining the parts. Hot and cold wax modelling and execution based on the drawings and models: rings with different kinds of shanks and preparation of the relative collets, earrings and pendants with jointed clasps, construction of hinged joints, tunnelled pins and two-pin clasps.
Finishing the executed pieces, smoothing, dressing, polishing and enhancing techniques. Practical exercises in stone-setting and engraving and introductory lessons in precision casting.

Jewellery design course

The course emphasizes the technical aspect of the training needed to properly set-up a project.
Technical drawing, mixed graphic illustration techniques, volumes and surfaces of metals, colour combinations and colouring of the various kinds of stones.
Clasps, joints, articulations, mechanisms, assembly and joining systems.
Designing a parure: necklace, earrings, brooch, bracelet and ring.
The projects include the examination and selection of materials and of a decorative technique.
The course objective is to fashion clear and executable models.

A student happy with the final results

Course price

Duration No. hours Weeks Price
Three-month 240 + 96 12 € 4650
Extension 80 + 32 4 € 1450
Course calendar
Ancient goldsmith workshop

Goldsmith workshops and artistic training

Many Florentine artists of the Renaissance received part of their training in goldsmith workshops. Just to name a few, Ghiberti grew up in his father’s goldsmith workshop and, more or less in the same period, Brunelleschi, Donatello and Luca della Robbia were receiving training in this art.

Goldsmith workshop, from "De spherae"