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Now accepting applications to start in September 2018

 One Year - Full Time - Higher Certificate in Traditional Jewellery and Goldsmith Skills Course

One Year - Full Time - Higher Certificate in Traditional Jewellery and Goldsmith Skills Course

The Higher Certificate Course, limited to four graduates, takes place at Deirdre O'Donnell Contemporary Jewellery, 19, South Anne Street, Dublin 2 and will be by means of a traditional Apprenticeship to Deirdre O'Donnell, our Head of School and the founder of The School of Jewellery Ireland.

The School of Jewellery Ireland – One Year Full-time Higher Certificate in Traditional Jewellery and Goldsmith Skills is a programme designed to equip graduates with further advanced practical and retail skills to develop advanced careers in the jewellery industry as an employed or self-employed goldsmiths.

This course is strictly limited to graduates (Limited to 4 graduates) of The School of Jewellery Ireland’s Certificate in Jewellery and Goldsmith Skills.

We are currently taking applications from students who would like to study our One Year Full Time Higher Certificate in Traditional Jewellery and Goldsmith Skills.

We have developed our Higher Certificate course to expand our part-time courses, our Certificate Course and at the request of the Jewellery trade and our existing students.

 Download the course syllabus and Application form HERE.

Outline Course Syllabus.

  • Diamond and precious stone mounting to include Traditional Ring Mounts ǀ The Students tuition will be expanded to include making traditional ring mounts.
  • Piercing day-lights in gem set jewellery – techniques and rules ǀ In traditional stone set Jewellery, gemstones are set with a daylight opening behind the stone. This is usual in traditional settings. They can be any shape and can also be a pattern within themselves and can add to the intrinsic design of any traditional piece of jewellery. We will approach a variety of designs to practice the skill hand piercing daylights in diamond and gem set jewellery.
  • Master Pattern in Wax for production ǀ The Student, through practice and demonstration will practice the art of wax pattern making in wax for free form, structured and stone set jewellery. This will offer an important insight into the skills needed to approach any CAD Course or to instruct any CAD Technician in a casting Company.
  • Retail Experience is offered through our Retail Shop Deirdre O'Donnell Contemporary Jewellery.
  • Master Pattern Making in Silver for production ǀ The Student, through practice and demonstration will learn the basics of detailed pattern making for production using Silver.
  • Practice working in 9ct, 18ct & Platinum ǀ The Student will gain experience working in 9ct & 18ct yellow gold including soldering, melting, fabrication and wire making. Demonstration and practice will be offered in working with platinum. Volume use of these metals will be limited to avoid high costs to the student.
  • Graduation Project to include design, costing and presentation of a high end range of jewellery 

Course Schedule: September – June. 9.30am – 5.30pm Month of December off-site for Product Development. 

Fee Structure
Course fees of €10,900 will be applicable and all course materials and consumable equipment (excluding precious metal or stones) are supplied by The School of Jewellery.

Fees are paid by a 20% non-refundable booking deposit on acceptance to the course. The balance of the fees are paid in full 12 weeks prior to the course start date. Non payment of the fees result in loss of your course place and the place will be offered to the next applicant on the waiting list.

Please do not send any fee with your application as deposits are only payable on acceptance to the Higher Certificate course.

Application Process

  • Applicants must be 18yrs or over.
  • Completion of our Certificate in Traditional Jewellery & Goldsmith Skills is a requirement in order to apply.
  • The School of Jewellery Terms & Conditions apply.

 Download the course syllabus and Application form HERE.