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Artisanal Jewellery Manufacturing Course

Jewelry manufacturing is a multi-step process that involves various techniques and skills. The process often starts with a design concept. Jewelry designers may sketch their ideas by hand or use computer-aided design (CAD) software to create detailed digital models. Once the design is finalized, the appropriate materials are selected. Common materials for jewelry include precious metals like gold, silver, platinum and palladium, as well as gemstones such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. For metal jewelry, the next step is usually casting. This involves creating a mold of the design and then pouring molten metal into the mold to create the desired shape. This can be done using various techniques, including centrifugal casting and vacuum casting. After casting, the jewelry piece undergoes a series of finishing processes to refine its appearance. This may include polishing to achieve a smooth, shiny surface, as well as techniques like filing, grinding, and buffing to remove any imperfections or rough edges. If the jewelry includes gemstones, they are set into the metal setting. This can be done using prongs, bezels, channels, or other methods depending on the design and type of gemstone. For complex pieces or pieces with multiple components, assembly may be required. This involves joining different parts of the jewelry together using techniques like soldering, welding, or riveting. Before the jewelry is ready for sale, it undergoes a final inspection to ensure quality and craftmanship. Once the jewelry has passed inspection, it is packaged and prepared for sale. This may include placing it in a jewelry box or pouch and adding any branding or labeling. 

This course is perfect for anyone interested in working in the following industries:

  • Jewellery Manufacturing
  • Retail Jewellery
  • Antique Industry
  • Secon-Hand Jewellery
  • Small Scale Artisanal Mining
  • Pawnbrokers
  • Gold Specimen Collectors
  • Jeweller’s Permit

The Precious Metals Course (PMC) includes Gold, Silver, platinum, and palladium.

Gold is a highly sought-after asset with both practical and symbolic value. A metallurgist, also known as a materials engineer or materials scientist specializing in metallurgy, learns about the properties, processing, and applications of metals and alloys. Here are some key areas that someone studying metallurgy might explore: Material Properties: Metallurgists study the physical, mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties of metals and alloys. This includes understanding characteristics such as strength, hardness, ductility, conductivity, and corrosion resistance. Phase Diagrams and Microstructures: Metallurgists analyze phase diagrams to understand the behavior of metals and alloys under different temperature and pressure conditions. They also study microstructures, which are the arrangement of atoms and crystals within a material, and how they affect its properties. Processing Techniques: Metallurgists learn about various manufacturing and processing techniques used to produce metals and alloys, such as casting, forging, rolling, extrusion, and heat treatment. They study how these processes affect the structure and properties of materials. Alloy Design: Metallurgists work to develop new alloys with specific properties for different applications. This involves selecting and combining different elements to achieve desired characteristics, such as increased strength, improved corrosion resistance, or enhanced conductivity. Failure Analysis: Metallurgists investigate the causes of material failures and accidents, such as fractures, cracks, and corrosion. They use techniques like microscopy, spectroscopy, and mechanical testing to analyze failed components and determine the root causes of failure. Quality Control and Testing: Metallurgists develop and implement quality control measures to ensure the consistency and reliability of metal products. They conduct various tests and inspections, such as tensile testing, hardness testing, and non-destructive testing, to assess the quality of materials and finished products. Environmental Impact and Sustainability: With growing concerns about environmental sustainability, metallurgists also study ways to reduce the environmental impact of metal production and processing. This includes researching alternative materials, recycling techniques, and energy-efficient processes. Overall, metallurgists play a crucial role in advancing our understanding of metals and alloys, improving manufacturing processes, and developing new materials for a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, electronics, construction, and healthcare.

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