WHAT PEOPLE SAY

It's not easy to get the right kind of help to refine or develop  your Jewellery

- Here is what our clients say about their courses

Course Testimonials & Case Studies

Thank you very much for existing- as it's so difficult to find this kind of training and I doubt I could have gained what I did in such a short space of time any other way.
 
I'm hoping to book a follow up course after a couple of months of practising so that says it all really! 

Jess T - Jeweller
I absolutely loved the course.

The tutor was very easy to get along with, explained things thoroughly and was very patient. 

No amount of books and YouTube videos can compare to the experience of being on the tools with a master craftsman.

5 Star Excellent rating from me

Sarah - Jeweller

Case Study | Stonesetting

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Stonesetting course, Sapphire ring. Student case study image

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Stonesetting course, Diamond ing. Student case study image

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Stonesetting course, Platinum ring. Student case study image

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Thank you for arranging everything it really was very inspirational and I couldn't have asked for a better tutor.
 

Andrea Kirby - Jeweller

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The Client | Andrea Kirby

Andrea Kirby has been a professional contemporary jeweller for over 20 years, specialising in bespoke hand-made jewellery in Sterling Silver and Gold, combined with Gemstones and Diamonds.

She is passionate about developing her work by incorporating new techniques or design ideas, in addition she also works with clients to re-model cherished heritage jewellery into beloved new pieces of jewellery.

 

The Objective

Andrea decided some Stonesetting ‘Tips of the Trade’ would help her greatly improve her speed and hone her stonesetting skills and she contacted us to ask if we could help her with some training to fix some troublesome technical issues with tricky rub-over and roman style settings.

The Course

When we reviewed Andrea's training requirements we immediately knew we  could help and Andrea received a quotation for a 1-day course. We recommended a one-to-one course with one of my expert tutors Nigel Y  who is a a professional Stonesetter with over 30 years trade experience. Andrea then decided on a date and immediately booked the course"

Targeting techniques

Andrea decided to bring her own stones and castings along to the course and Nigel provided practical one-to-one tuition in his workshop to help Andrea make improvements in her setting techniques.

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I has a great day, Nigel Yates was a wonderfully patient tutor and he was very skilled and passed his knowledge on in a very good, clear way.
 
I thought the day was excellent.
I can't wait to start practising (what I have learnt) and wish I'd done this (course) years ago. 

Andrea Kirby - Jeweller

Case Study | Polishing

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Polishing Masterclass course. Student case study image

Thanks so much for organising my course. It was brilliant. 

Eileen  Moylan Silversmith 

The Client | Eileen Moylan

Eileen Moylan is an award winning  Goldsmith and Silversmith working in Ireland.

The Objective

I booked a one polishing course with Stephen Goldsmith becauses Polishing and finishing have always been an area where I knew I needed help in both efficiency and skill.

 

The Course

I chose the one to one course option as it was the most cost effective way for me.

This also meant I could dictate the course content on the day and concentrate on areas that would be of most value to my work. 

Jewellery Business

With the one to one course format it meant that I was working all day and could ask lots and lots of questions. I have done group jewellery courses in the past ranging from 3 to 5 days. While I learnt a lot on these courses there was also time spent waiting around to ask  questions or get help moving on to the next stage of your project. As a self employed jeweller I need to be at my bench to make money, for me this course made sense from a financial point of view.