Jewellery Programs

George Brown has one of North America's largest and best-equipped jewellery schools, where you will learn the skilful and creative use of the most current materials and processes. If your interests lie in a career in Canada's growing industry or as an independent artist, our programs allow you to develop the jewellery making and design skills you want, at the pace you want. The Gemmology Certificate prepares you for professional accreditation and a career in gemmology and appraisal.

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
The Gemmology program teaches you to analyze and classify a wide variety of gem materials, both natural and artificially created. The program focuses on analyzing chemical and physical characteristics of gem and gem-like materials, and identifying different gems. The gem materials are classified into categories according to their desirable characteristics, which eventually determine the value of the gems. To accomplish the identification and classification, you use a number of specially designed instruments such as microscopes, spectroscopes, refractometers, polariscopes and others.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
The Gemmology program teaches you to analyze and classify a wide variety of gem materials, both natural and artificially created. The program focuses on analyzing chemical and physical characteristics of gem and gem-like materials, and identifying different gems. The gem materials are classified into categories according to their desirable characteristics, which eventually determine the value of the gems. To accomplish the identification and classification, you use a number of specially designed instruments such as microscopes, spectroscopes, refractometers, polariscopes and others.
2016-2017
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
The Jewellery Essentials program provides you with the skills and techniques necessary to begin a career in the jewellery industry. You will learn to saw, file, solder, grind, polish and finish metals including copper, brass, silver and gold. Fabrication and centrifugal casting techniques will be used to create jewellery pieces to high standards.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Certificate
The Jewellery Essentials program provides you with the skills and techniques necessary to begin a career in the jewellery industry. You will learn to saw, file, solder, grind, polish and finish metals including copper, brass, silver and gold. Fabrication and centrifugal casting techniques will be used to create jewellery pieces to high standards.

DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

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Credential: Ontario College Diploma
The Jewellery Methods program provides you with the skills and abilities necessary to succeed in this demanding profession as a goldsmith/bench jeweller. The essential skills of measuring, sawing, filing, soldering and finishing are stressed early in the program.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Diploma
The Jewellery Methods program provides you with the skills and abilities necessary to succeed in this demanding profession as a goldsmith/bench jeweller. The essential skills of measuring, sawing, filing, soldering and finishing are stressed early in the program. Once essential skills are achieved, you study more advanced goldsmithing, jewellery repair, gemsetting and model making as well as jewellery elective subjects.

ADVANCED DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

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Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
The Jewellery Arts program focuses on both the goldsmithing techniques and design skills that are necessary to succeed as a designer/goldsmith. You learn all aspects of jewellery making – sawing, filing, soldering, casting, forging and decorative metal techniques such as inlay, filigree and chasing, and the particulars of working with silver, gold and platinum.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
The Jewellery Arts program focuses on both the goldsmithing techniques and design skills that are necessary to succeed as a designer/goldsmith. You learn all aspects of jewellery making – sawing, filing, soldering, casting, forging and decorative metal techniques such as inlay, filigree and chasing, and the particulars of working with silver, gold and platinum.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS

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Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Apparel Technical Designers are the link between design and production as they transform a sketch into the full technical package required for manufacturing a product in quantity. This George Brown College graduate certificate program prepares graduates with apparel technical design skills for positions in the apparel industry. Graduates of the Apparel Technical Design program in Toronto will have the skills to conduct market analysis and trend research to design and complete a collection using computer-aided drafting technology and product lifecycle management technology. Quality and costing analysis will inform design choices as the full product specification package is completed and as collection projects are manufactured in an apparel manufacturing lab facility using appropriate and efficient manufacturing techniques.
2017-2018
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Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
This Sustainable Fashion Production graduate certificate program in Toronto prepares graduates to manage the manufacturing process for small batch apparel products. Pre-production analysis, selection of appropriate techniques and technology, flow and efficiency, human resource ethics, environmental concerns, and quality and costing are assessed and applied for the sustainable production of small batch apparel products in an apparel manufacturing lab facility. While the context of this program is apparel, the processes, management tools and knowledge could be applied to product development in other fields.