Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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ARTJ 280 - Jewelry Repair I

Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): ARTJ 210 , ARTJ 211 .
This comprehensive course teaches students the skills necessary for basic jewelry repair. Students are expected to identify various precious metals as well as cleaning, refurbishing and polishing jewelry. In addition, students learn to size rings, repair broken jewelry and replace stones in damaged pieces. Specifics include: precious metal terminology, cleaning and polishing for repair, soldering techniques for heads and shanks, ring sizing and reshanks, hinge and catch repair, broken chains, diamond removal and tightening, prong work and re-tipping, estimating price quotes. (Intermittently)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Make simple repairs on precious metal jewelry Identify metals.
  • Clean and polish for repair.
  • Use solder techniques for heads and shanks.
  • Perform ring sizing and reshanks.
  • Repair hinge and catch repair.
  • Repair broken chains and spring rings.
  • Tighten prong settings.
  • Fabricate prong work and re-tip broken prongs.
  • Estimate price quotes.
  • Communicate clearly and ethically with customers.
  • Evaluate different approaches to repair and select most appropriate repair solutions.

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