Jewellery crafting courses in Florence are offered at two different levels: basic and advanced.
Our Basic Jewellery courses in Florence (23 weekly hours; 4, 12, 24, 36 or 72 weeks) focus on the study of the characteristics and behaviour of metals during working – laminating, wiredrawing, soldering. Constructing a jewel: the various components and their combinations, uniting the parts (soldering or mechanical jointing): modelling in hot and cold wax, in plasticine, hot and cold silicon casting and rudiments of casting: rings with different kinds of shank, preparation of collets for cabochon and faceted stones, earrings, pendants and necklaces with jointed clasp mechanisms, construction of hinged joints, tunnelled pins with two-pin clasps, bracelets with snap-clasps. Finishing rendered pieces, honing, cleaning and polishing. Various kinds of jewellery enhancing processes. Practice in stone-setting, and engraving.
Our Advanced Jewellery courses in Florence (4, 12, 24 or 36 weeks) include the study of the techniques used in jewellery crafting: drawing, laminating, boring, soldering, scratching and embellishing. Hot and cold modelling in wax, modelling in plasticine and the relative casts in silicon, and casting. Rendering pieces based on drawings and models: rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets and necklaces with complex clasp mechanisms and jointings. Finishing processes of the pieces rendered, honing, cleaning and polishing. Various kinds of jewellery enhancing processes. Practice in stone setting, and techniques of stove enamelling and punch engraving.
We provide our customers with different accommodation options (private rooms, shared/individual flats, hotels) near the school.