No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

JWD203 Industry essentials (8)


This subject examines all aspects of design and technical considerations of repairs and remakes relative to the jewellery industry. In particular, resizing rings, repairs to findings and fittings, repairs to stone settings, alteration to chain lengths, cleaning and polishing are addressed.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: JWD203
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sesssionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment restrictions


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to have the ability to successfully redesign and manufacture new pieces of jewellery keeping elements of an existing design
- be able to have the ability to successfully reproduce a piece of jewellery to exact specifications
- be able to thoroughly assess the conditions of a piece of jewellery prior to its alteration
- be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of and ability to undertake jewellery repairs including:
- be able to resize rings up or down
- be able to replace half or shank
- be able to replace claws and bezel settings
- be able to remake findings and fittings
- be able to alter chain lengths


The subject will cover the following topics:
- redesign and manufacture of existing jewellery - remake existing jewellery to exact specifications - identifying the state of jewellery pieces - technical information will include for example: - resizing rings - replacing settings - replacing findings and fitting - altering chain lengths


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.