Graduate Bench Jeweler Program
The Graduate Bench Jeweler program is the most comprehensive and advanced training for students available. For students looking for a program that will give them the real world skills and training they need, New Approach School for Jewelers in Arrington, Tennessee is the leader in the industry.
Students will learn hands-on skills in Bench Jeweler techniques such as sawing, piercing, soldering, repairs, finishing and polishing, tool identification and use, safety practices, Stone Setting techniques and Advanced Stone Setting techniques, introduction to Ornamental Hand Engraving, Silver Fabrication, working effectively with Silver, Gold and Platinum, Platinum Fabrication, and more. Graduates are proficient in jewelry fabrication, repair and finishing with superior stone setting skills and knowledge of working with gold, silver, and platinum.
Classes are held Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Benches are fully stocked with all the tools and materials you will need. It is not necessary to purchase any tools prior to arrival.
Our mission at the New Approach School for Jewelers (NASJ) is to offer both fresh and experienced bench jewelers visual-intensive, hands-on jewelry repair and fabrication training to help them increase their productivity and profitability.
To achieve this, NASJ employs innovative visual teaching methods, such as high magnification video of live demonstrations in a user-friendly and interactive workshop environment to help students rapidly grasp and implement bench techniques, practices, and tricks shared by our team of expert instructors. (For tuition and class dates, click on tabs to the right of description)
Essential Skills Learned in Graduate Bench Jeweler Program:
- Safety and Workstation Fundamentals
- Core Skill Development
- Metallurgy and Gemstones
- Stone Setting
- Repairs, including prong repair and replacement, ring sizing, chain repair and problem solving
- Business Ethics and Career Paths
- Soldering and Repair Techniques Level Two
- Chain Repair Level Two
- Sizing Rings containing stones
- Stone Setting Level Two
- Bench Tricks and Tips
- Finishing Methods
- Silver and Gold Fabrication
- Introduction to Ornamental Hand Engraving
- Advanced Stone Setting
- Platinum Fabrication
- Pre-requisites: None, but many students elect to take Bench Comprehensive first
$25 Non-Refundable Application Fee
Tuition: $16,170.63 includes tuition, kit materials fee and applicable sales tax. (Tuition is $14,250, kit fees and materials are $1,750,(Kit Fee Tax is $170.63)
ONE-FEE GUARANTEE: New Approach is unique. We do not require you to buy or bring your own tools to attend our classes.
The use of professional bench and tools is included. There is no requirement to purchase or bring tools for this class.
During the registration process, a $1000 deposit is necessary to reserve your spot in the class. The remainder of tuition and kit fee is due in three installments, the first week, fifth week and ninth week of the program.
Pre-requisites: No pre-requisites are required, but some students elect to take Bench Comprehensive prior to enrolling in the Graduate Bench Jeweler program.
To learn more about our program, please contact us at 800.529.4763.
- February 27th through May 20th, 2022
- August 28th through November 18th, 2022