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Precious Metals | Melting, Refining & Casting

Essential Tips of the Trade for Jewellers

- Tuition from an experienced Metallurgist & Goldsmith 

- Online Convenient Learning |  2 Hours Private Tuition 

- Group Online tuition is available

Precious Metals / Gold Melting, Refining & Casting 

Course content is tailored to suit your specific requirement.

To facilitate a tailored course to suit your project or technical requirement the tutor will call you once you have booked to discuss course content to discuss, what you need to cover (ideally) as a priority  in the course session time. 

The outcome of this conversation will be used by your tutor to plan your course accordingly.

IMPORTANT: This course is suitable for refining as part of Jewellery practice, therefore students must have some working knowledge of traditional Jewellery Making.

An Initial two hour course consultancy via zoom is recommended.

Additional sessions may booked afterwards if you wish to go into any subject areas of interest in much more depth.


This is advised because this subject area of Smelting, melting, refining and casting covers a wide range of material to discuss in detail.

Some suggested areas that you might like to consider for course content;

  • Silver, Gold, Platinum

  • Melting Scrap

  • Temperatures 

  • Porosity, Firestain and Quality control

  • Preserving Fineness (Carat)

  • Sizing, Shrinkage

  • Safe practises

  • Equipment (small practise set-up)

Course notes will be provided before the course starts so that you can refer to these during the course and make a note of a question arising you might like to ask during the course.


For this course, tuition is delivered interactively via Zoom.

You join free at and the tutor emails you a link to join your one-to-one course session just before the agreed start time.

  • You simply copy the meeting code provided in the link

  • Open Zoom on your PC or Laptop

  • Click join meeting and paste your meeting code into the box provided.

Course Description

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Tutor Options

All tutors work as professional jewellers, Goldsmiths, Designers or are Jewellery Industry specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.

Course Type and/or
Workshop Location

(When available)

Tutors & Course Fee

Tutor Expertise

London, UK

William H
Goldsmith & Metallurgist

Course Fee: Upon request

Additional Course Information

What is the course date?

All private tuition courses are arranged upon request on a date to suit you, subject to tutor availability.

We will provides some course dates for you to choose from or you can ask about a course date of day of the week preference.

About the Course Fee

Where more than one tutor option is advised, courses are priced individually because the course fee is based upon the fee a tutor charges to take a day out their industry/trade work to teach. 

Booking/Payment Information

Payment is required in advance and payments are handled safely and securely by BACS Bank Transfer invoicing (IBAN SWIFT or Paypal for International students).


Some courses are available to pay in instalments, whereby a non-refundable deposit is required to book your course date. Please ask for details if this is of interest to you.


Booking Information

  • Once you have booked a cancellation fee of *£95  will be deducted from your refund if you cancel your course up to and including 14 days prior to the start of the course once your payment has been received.


  • Cancellations received within 14 days of the course date are not eligible for a refund, however you may re-arrange your course for one other date if you wish. 


  • Should we need to cancel your course due to unforeseen circumstances we will refund your course fee in full. Please note, travel and accommodation booked is not eligible for a refund/reimbursement, if you are worried about this we recommend you contact your own Insurer for advice.

* Amount is variable depending on the duration and type of the course.  When you enquire, out quote reply will provide the actual cancellation amount applicable. £95 applies only to a standard one day course.


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Or you may text  a question to Dawn on 07703 287640
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