Jewellery & Silversmithing Courses
- Private In-Studio bespoke courses from £265
- Online 1:1 Interactive bespoke courses from £195
For Professionals, Beginners or Enthusiasts at any skill level
One day (or more) flexible Short & Foundation Courses
Explore the potential for your work
Obtain the knowledge and inspiration required to be original
Gain invaluable 'Tips of the Trade'
Tailored Courses | Online Courses | Visiting Tutors
Learn from the best in the business
This is Nick he is a Master Goldsmith based in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter who has over 30 year's experience working in the industry as a Diamond Mounter and he's an experienced tutor.
He's one of our specially selected group of national tutors willing to teach you in their own workshop.
A wealth of knowledge waiting for you
HOW TO BE A BETTER JEWELLER / SILVERSMITH
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I started The Bespoke Jewellery Training Company to support best industry practices and to help connect people within the industry to support everyone's professional development.
I do this by providing you with superior quality courses taught by very experienced trade professionals willing to share their expertise with you in their own studio's.
This courses page provides inspiration for course ideas to help you decide how to refine your skills, then we can tailor a course more specifically to suit your needs.
Please get in touch if you cannot find the information you are looking for.
Director : The Bespoke Jewellery Training Co & Contemporary Jeweller.
ONLINE COURSES | New ways to learn | EXPLORE
Learn more about the CAD Design software used by Jewellers and how it is used to create Jewellery. Try out basic CAD Rhino design tools to create a variety of simple shapes for jewellery design in order to explore and understand the CAD design process. Read more >
ONLINE INTERACTIVE 1:1 COURSE 4 Hours as 2x 2 Hour sessions. Learn the methods used by professional Jewellers for creating original jewellery design ideas and developing concepts into feasible Jewellery designs. Suitable for all >>
INTERACTIVE 1:1 ONLINE | 3 Hours as 2x 1.5 hours See how your Jewellery sketch can be converted to the CAD Design file required for manufacturing and get invaluable insight relevant to design concept development. Tuition from a CAD Jewellery Designer /Goldsmith.
INTERACTIVE 1:1 ONLINE | 2x 2 Hour sessions Get at the bench help with your project, commission or design issue on selected jewellery techniques. 2 Hour mentoring session also available. Read more >
INTERACTIVE 1:1 ONLINE | 3 Hour Session An interactive & narrative course designed to inform Jewellers, Art Jewellers, Creatives or other Makers about possibilities for CAD and 3D printing for their work. The tutor explains and demonstrates how Jewellery is designed and made using today's technology. Read more >
INTERACTIVE 1:1 ONLINE | 3 Hours Learn how to create a website and brand design blueprint that reflects who you are as a Jeweller; engages your ideal customer. Learn to design /style an effective online selling website for your jewellery business. Read more >
INTERACTIVE 1:1 ONLINE | 2.5 Hours Get essential listing tips and learn how to stand out from the crowd by showcasing your work effectively and maximising your sales potential. Tuition from a Jeweller whose own business thrives on Etsy. Read more >
INTERACTIVE 1:1 ONLINE | 2x 3 Hour sessions An introductory course to learn the basic methods for assessing the 4 C’s of Rough Diamonds to determine their value. Read more >
INTERACTIVE 1:1 ONLINE | 2x 3 Hour sessions Learn the basics about why and how polished diamond grades differ, the grading process regarding colour, cut and clarity and shapes etc. Read more >
INTERACTIVE 1:1 ONLINE | 2x 3 Hour sessions A specifically designed course to provide to anyone working in Jewellery Retail with the basic product knowledge required to successfully sell or buy Gemstone set Jewellery. Read more >
INTERACTIVE 1:1 ONLINE | 2x 3 Hour sessions Learn critical factors for making the right Gemstone choices. A specially designed course from a Gemmologist to assist those who handle Gemstones such as Jewellery Designers, Makers & Manufacturers or Jewellery/Gemstone Enthusiasts. Read more >
INTERACTIVE 1:1 ONLINE & IN-STUDIO Learn more about fascinating Minerals & Crystals, whose iridescent colours or unique surface patterns attract jewellers enthusiasts & collectors. Read more >
INTERACTIVE 1:1 ONLINE - Choose a 3 or 6 Hour online course session. A very useful refresher course for Gemmology students who need additional coaching or for Gemmologists. Course content can be tailored to suit specific Gemmology areas for Diamonds or Coloured Gemstones >
INTERACTIVE 1:1 ONLINE | 3 Hours as 2x 1.5 hour sessions Learn about the origin, formation, Alloys and purity/value of precious metals from an experienced Metallurgist & Goldsmith. Read more > Read more >
INTERACTIVE ONLINE | 3 Hours 2x 1.5 Hour sessions + homework task Learn how to develop your sales confidence and truly connect with customerS visiting your store, crucially convert more sales and create clients for life. Read more >
ONLINE | 3 Hours 2x1.5 Hour sessions + homework task This fully interactive tuition course provides essential skills for enhancing bridal jewellery sales, ensure repeat business and achieve a competitive advantage. Read more >
INTERACTIVE 1:1 ONLINE | 3 Hours as 2x 1.5 hour sessions Modern | Art Deco | Art Nouveau | Victorian | Edwardian | Georgian | Renaissance | Medieval | Ancient Select one or two historical time periods of choice and learn fascinating and important information about the Jewellery of those periods from from a Jewellery Historian and Goldsmith. Read more >
IN STUDIO COURSES | UK
Obtain some essential practical tips of the trade for the successful use of Argentium Silver in Jewellery. Find out more about the properties of Argentium Silver. Make an enquiry >
OPTION FOR ONLINE TUITION Learn how to design using this popular software used by Jewellery Designers to design and make Jewellery using CAD. Read more >
OPTION FOR ONLINE TUITION A course designed for CAD Beginners. With step-by-step tutor guidance, learn how to design jewellery using computer aided design (CAD) Read more >
OPTIN FOR ONLINE TUITION Rhino & Gold, Matrix, Solidworks and more. Request tailored content to suit and obtain invaluable CAD tips for successfully manufacturing your designs or obtain technical help for a design project. Read more >
Before committing to an expensive purchase try out your chosen software with unbiased tutor guidance. Several software options to choose from. Read more >
Discover how computers can be used to design and create sculptural models. Essential for artists & creatives who wish to replicate models. Read more >
OPTION FOR ONLINE TUITION Learn the basic principles of 3D printing (Additive Manufacturing) and what part it plays in creating Jewellery product. Read more >
Explore 2 Shapes Software designed specifically to aid Jewellery Retailers in the real-time design environment. Read more...
. An introduction to the intuitive conceiving of paper 3D shapes that have the potential to form your future contemporary jewellery. Read more...
. Explore the art of decorative colouring and pattern making on anodised aluminium. (Tutor image) Make an enquiry >
. Explore the possibilities for Cold Connections and discover the options for uniting a wide range of components or materials. Read more >
. Learn many tips and hints for simple organic casting on this one day course.Tutor image. Read more>
OPTION FOR 1:1 ONLINE TUITION A one day Introduction to the basic techniques for drawing Jewellery and make your designs come alive on paper. Obtain the drawing methods needed to produce a design drawing/sketch. Read more >
OPTION FOR 1:1 ONLINE TUITION 2 Days of private tuition delivered as 4x 3 Hour sessions. An Intensive introduction to techniques for generating ideas and the process of design and sketchbook illustration for jewellery designs. Read more >
ONLINE TUITION OPTION . An ideal course for those who lack confidence in their drawing techniques and wish to learn the basics for designing, drawing or painting. Taught by an experienced artist. Make an enquiry >
. Explore techniques such as rolling, etching and mark making to add an interesting textural dimension to your work or extend design options for commercial Jewellery lines. Read more >
Refine your Jewellery by learning techniques for creating effective and elegant original mounts to hold gemstones. Obtain many tips of the trade from an experienced Diamond Mounter. Read more >
Add a narrative to your jewellery and discover how acid etching and other types of metal patination can tell your story. Also learn methods for creating a patina on silver.Tutor image. Make an enquiry >
Learn the basic techniques for adding gorgeous colour to your work with vitreous enamel using a kiln. A day of discovery about possibilities.Tutor image Read more >
A practical course of tailored content where you can consult with an Enamelling specialist and obtain help with technical issues or work on aspects of a special project. Tutor image Read more >
Discover how to use hammers to create synclastic & anticlastic free flowing natural 3D shapes for jewellery. Read more >
Learn the basics of the Silversmithing Technique of Foldforming, made famous by Charles Lewton-Brain. Add three dimension to your work, without any soldering. Tutor image Read more >
Take a day to explore the ancient technique of Granulation. A method which adds exquisite tiny granules of precious metal to your work.Tutor image Read more >
GEMMOLOGY COURSE SERIES Over 10 courses of private tuition to choose from for learning more about Diamonds & Gemstones. Includes Gem-A part-time Gemmology courses. << SEE ALL COURSES >>
Obtain the basic principles of Hand Engraving or gain some invaluable Tips of the Trade from an expert Engraver. Read more >
1-Day Course | Suitable for all On this introduction to Jewellery Design you will learn how to design jewellery and explore the methods used by professional Jewellers for creating original jewellery design ideas and how to develop ideas/concepts into a real Jewellery Design. Location: Online or Various UK Read more>
Obtain tips of the trade for making the most of exhibition opportunities like IJL. Be ready to use a show opportunity to increase the growth & profit of your jewellery business. Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Read more...
3 Hour Mini Consultancy Obtain expert help from an industry specialist on how to make business changes for the better. Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Read more...
3 Hour Mini Consultancy Obtain many hints and tips for buying wholesale at UK or European Trade Fairs. Location: Nottinghamshire
Translating a trend into a commercial jewellery design could improve your sales potential. Discover how to spot and exploit trends Location: Various Tutor image
This one day introductory course for Jewellery Making beginners is designed to introduce you to the tools and practical techniques used to make a simple piece of silver jewellery. Read more...
Learn how to create beautiful images with your smart phone & photoshop perfect for use on Digital/Social Media or your website. Read more...
Refine your making skills or add techniques such as fabricating hinges or clasps to your repertoire. Ask for Tips of the Trade and get advice on troublesome technical issues. Location: Various Read more...
Create an effective costing and pricing processes for increasing the profitability potential of your jewellery business. Read more...
Discover the korean technique of adding sumptuous gold foil to silver jewellery. Tutor image. Read more...
Learn how to design specifically for laser cutting and see how your designs are produced by laser technology on acrylic or plywood. Explore sublimation on acrylic. Read more...
Obtain expert tips of the trade to help you reduce making time & costs, for models in metal whilst maintaining quality and design characteristics required for commercial jewellery. Read more...
3 Hour Consultancy Get help from an industry expert and create a tailored plan for launching/marketing your new jewellery designs. Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Read more...
3 Hour Mini Consultancy Find out how to effectively engage with those who have the power to give you access into a genuine jewellery sales environment. Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Read more...
Marketing for Success Jewellery Retailers can obtain expert help to create a relevant plan for promoting their online or bricks and mortar business. Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter or In-house option. Read more...
Learn Pearl and Bead threading and knotting; how to add clasps to your work and tips for obtaining a professional finish to your Necklaces or Bracelets. Any level Location: Birmingham, London or Oxfordshire
Obtain some invaluable Tips of the Trade on rhodium plating from a trade specialist. Make an enquiry
<< An Introduction >> Learn how to handle, store, mould, texture, torch, kiln fire and finish Precious Metal Clay to create Fine Silver Jewellery. Tutor Image
<<Beads/Hollow Forms >> This 1-day course will show you the basic techniques for creating your own fabulously original beads and hollow forms from PMC. Tutor Image
<< Adding Colour >> Learn a variety of different ways to add colour to PMC & Art Clay by using Enamel, Paints and Ink. Tutor image
Stonesetting Techniques Learn how to add stones to PMC by using Cabochon (Rub over) stonesetting techniques. Tutor image.
Learn more about the process of Mould Making, Mould Cutting and Wax Injection. Obtain some tips on how to expertly retrieve your wax models, along with some time saving tips of the trade. Location: Nottinghamshire only
Mini 3 Hour Course . Learn more about the metallurgy of noble metals; Silver, Gold and Platinum; Trade tips of Alloys. Tailor to suit. Location: Central London & ONLINE Read more...
Learn essential hints & tips for polishing jewellery to retail standard. Location: Various Read more...
Masterclass Obtain many 'Tips of the Trade' from Trade Master Polisher Stephen M Goldsmith Location: Kent only Read more...
Obtain some essential trade tips for successfully using a PUK Spot Welder in Jewellery fabrication, manufacture and repairs. Location: Birmingham JQ only
Watch Cases & Bracelets Learn skills and techniques from a master Goldsmith specialises in precious metal watch case and bracelet construction and repair. Read more...
Learn how to add a variety of glorious colours to your jewellery or use resin as a means to capture small items or tokens such as ; Flowers, Images, Textiles, Print/Illustrations; Written word; Special colour effects, & Small Memorial items. Read more >
Obtain some Tips of the Trade to improve your Silversmithing techniques or learn a few basic skills such as raising, blocking and planishing. Location: Derbyshire & Middlesborough only Tutor image
Explore the Art of holloware Metal Spinning or obtain Tips of the Trade from a Master Spinner and Silversmith. Read more...
Introduction Learn one or two basic techniques of stonesetting eg Rub-over (bezel) or Claw to get started and develop skills. Read more...
Setting Awkward Shaped Stones. Learn essential techniques for setting a variety of shaped stones. Read more...
Tips of the Trade Get expert advice for troublesome setting issues from an experienced trade stonesetter. Read more...
Bezel Setting Essential Tips. Get invaluable tips for improving your bezel setting techniques and work more efficiently. Read more...
Introduction to Pave Micro Setting An Introduction to Pave Micro Setting techniques using a Microscope. Read more...
Introduction to Lapidary A course for beginners designed to introduce you to the methods & equipment used for carving stone/minerals. Location: West Sussex Read more...
For Beginners | Learn practical techniques for making Soutache embroidered jewellery, such as needlework, braiding & adding beads etc Location: Birmingham only Read more...
Gain confidence and learn many time-saving tips for a precise, clean professional soldering joins. Suitable for beginners. - Various Locations Read more...
Tips of the Trade Accurate saw piercing can define the quality of a piece. Learn techniques for a neat professional finish on intricate work. Location: Various Read more...
Beginners | Teens COURSE |A day of discovery for young people aged from 14-17 designed to start exploring their potential for being a jeweller. Adult may accompany. Read more...
Discover the basics of carving and sculpting in Wax to create models. Read more...
For Beginners | An introduction to making elegant jewellery using wire working techniques. Suitable for all. Location: Birmingham JQ or Cambridge Read more...
For Beginners | An introduction to the techniques for wrapping, twisting and weaving wire to make beautiful Jewellery. Suitable for all. Location: Birmingham JQ or Cambridge Read more...
. 1-Day Working with Beads 1-Day Working with Cabochons 1-Day Hammering Techniques Location: Cambridge only SEE ALL COURSES >>
Gem-A Diploma Exam Courses
(Gemmological Association of Great Britain)
5 Day Practical Course + Exam day. This course follows the Gem-A Diamond Practical tuition course syllabus. Gem-A accredited tutor. Location: Coventry > Read more>
10 Day course + Exam (or equivalent part-time) This course follows the Gem-A Diamond Theory tuition course syllabus. Gem-A accredited tutor. Location: Coventry > Read more...
18 Day course + Exam (or equivalent part-time) This course follows the Gem-A Diamond Diploma theory & practical tuition course syllabus. Gem-A accredited tutor. Location: Coventry > Read more...
15 Day course + Exam (or equivalent part-time) This course follows the Gem-A Gemmology Foundation course syllabus. Gem-A accredited tutor. Location: Coventry > Read more...
Mentoring | Mentored Courses
Designer Makers - Are you making the most of your business potential? Are you be missing opportunities for other sales types? Your mentor will review your website & provide valuable feedback on your creative business. - ONLINE VIDEO CALL
Jewellery Experience Days for Everyone
From £295 | Beginners | Up to 2 persons An informative and creative day of Jewellery Making with guidance from a professional Jeweller Location: Various UK. Read more>
From £370 | Beginners | Up to 3 Persons An enjoyable and fun day of making Jewellery for a small group of like minded creative friends. Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Read more >
From £295 | Beginner Teen with a Chaperone A day of discovery for a young person aged from 14-17 designed to help them start exploring their potential for being a jeweller. Read more >
From £295 +Silver/Gold | Up to 2 persons A creative emotive day together. Make your own 9ct Gold or Silver Wedding Rings. Step-by-step guidance from a professional Goldsmith. Location: Various UK Make an enquiry >
From £295 | Up to 2 persons Explore the fascinating world of coloured gemstones. Choose several to see and discuss. Location: Coventry Read more >
From £295 | Up to 2 persons Obtain fascinating & useful information about the Colour, Cut, Clarity, Carat & Anatomy of Diamonds. Location: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter or Coventry. Read more >
From £295 | Up to 2 persons A fun and fascinating basic introduction course for enthusiasts to see and learn about diamonds and gemstones. Location: Coventry & Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Read more >
Course Series 1-Day Jewellery Course series set in stunning UK locations. Private tuition from a professional Jewellers Destinations and more >
From £295 | Beginners | Up to 2 persons A fun creative day of making a beautiful beaded jewellery with guidance from a professional Jeweller Locations: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter & London Read more >
Lecture/Seminar |2 Hours Content is focused on the methods used to identify fake and reproduction Jewellery of all types. In-House - Visiting tutor Read more >
1/2 Day Experience | A fun enjoyable visit to a Jewellery Auction House on Sale day accompanied by your own jewellery valuer.Get tips for finding treasures and get help if you want to bid. Perfect for Jewellery buyers/enthusiasts. Location: Nantwich or Derby Read more >
1-Day Premium Experience | Visit a Jewellery Auction Sale with a Valuation expert to guide you. Supplemented by your own private jewellery appraisal & valuation consultation after the Auction from a small selection of jewellery you bring. Location: Nantwich or Derby only Read more >
3 Hour Premium Course | Bring along your own jewellery as a Valuation expert demonstrates and narrates the process of determining age and value. Read more >
SESSIONAL LECTURE | 2 Hours | In-house Ask expert tutor Metallurgist and Jewellery Conservator William Hawkes-Reynolds to provide a thought provoking & fascinating lecture about metals, alloys and their uses. Tailor content to suit. Suitable for Jewellery & other industries > Make an Enquiry
The cost of our 1-day courses of one-to-one tuition from an industry professional is from £259 (Vat is not applicable)
Other course types such as Foundation Courses; Short Courses; Visiting Tutor Courses etc are priced individually. In some cases tutors ask us not to publish course prices, in this instance we can provide a no obligation course quotation.
The actual cost of your jewellery course depends on which jewellery trade professional is teaching your course.
Course materials are not usually included in the course price because you will be deciding what design to work on during the tuition with tutor guidance and the cost for materials cannot therefore be determined before the course. If course materials are included we will advise this in our course quotation.
A small range of courses can be arranged as one-to-two course so that you can share the course costs with a friend.
Training usually takes place in the tutors own workshop, on day to suit you. (Subject to tutor availability)
Please get in touch if you would like to make an general enquiry and receive a no obligation quotation for tailored training.
We also create one-to-one short courses to fit in with the itinerary of any Jeweller visiting the UK.
Do get in touch to make an enquiry, our advice is absolutely FREE