Complementary subjects

Some theoretical subjects enrich and complement the main courses

Complementary subjects

Some theoretical subjects enrich and complement the main courses

Some theoretical subjects enrich and complement the main courses:

Fashion and tendencies, culture of jewellery, gemmology and history of jewellery are the main subjects.

Every class also benefits from a programme of technical and cultural visits to collections, jewellery companies, workshops, museums and significant locations in Italian tradition, like historic farms and monumental gardens.

The history of jewellery lessons form part of the Goldsmithery and Design courses, and present, with the help of images and texts, the most important periods of this art, from the Ancient Egyptians to the main historic companies, such as Cartier, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., Bulgari, and Mario Buccellati.

Students in the second year of the Goldsmithery course and those in the advanced Jewelley Design courses also attend lessons in the history of contemporary jewellery, concentrating on the artistic research in jewellery from the 1970s to the present day.
The lessons in project culture set out to provide the methodological tools to develop projects aimed at the design and production of individual collections for the design and goldsmithery courses.

Gemmology lessons form part of of the Goldsmithery and Stone-setting courses; their objective is to introduce the students to the vast world of gems and provide them with the elements needed to identify the stones used in jewellery creation. The students have available a series of stones for study and learn to use the main instruments for gemmological analysis: polariscope, refractometer, microscope, hydrostatic scale…

The History of Jewellery lessons form part of the Goldsmithery and Design courses, and present, with the help of images and texts, the most important periods of this art, from the Ancient Egyptians to the main historic companies, such as Cartier, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., Bulgari, and Mario Buccellati.

Students in the second year of the Goldsmithery course and those in the advanced Jewelley Design courses also attend lessons in the History of Contemporary Jewellery, concentrating on the artistic research in jewellery from the 1970s to the present day.
The lessons in Project Culture set out to provide the methodological tools to develop projects aimed at the design and production of individual collections for the design and goldsmithery courses.

Gemmology lessons form part of of the Goldsmithery and Stone-setting courses; their objective is to introduce the students to the vast world of gems and provide them with the elements needed to identify the stones used in jewellery creation. The students have available a series of stones for study and learn to use the main instruments for gemmological analysis: polariscope, refractometer, microscope, hydrostatic scale…