Polishing of jewelry

This is a very specialized seminar intended for professionals, future professionals and advanced students.

The major international jewelry houses do not accept anything other than absolute excellence – top quality. This course addresses the need to have a thorough knowledge of tools, techniques and tricks of the trade, necessary to pass the scrupulous quality controls of these major companies/clients. A journey where the students will gain the understanding of methods and skills required to meet the absolute highest standards when it comes to polishing and how to finish a piece of jewelry to absolute perfection. Maximum 5 students admitted/course

Program

An approach to the major jewelry houses high quality standards, future trends and tolerance criteria. Detailed presentation of, use, cleaning and organizing of the polishing station and finishing/polishing tools used: from sanding (abrasive papers) to final mirror polishing. Characteristics of rolled, drawn, filed metals and analyzing of alloy imperfections. The different types of gloves: characteristics and their use. Sanding; abrasive papers, mandrels, wheels and points, repair techniques; how to prepare the tools and their use, brushes, abrasives and polishing compounds that accompany them. The “ax” preparation and use.

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