Education

How to make a chenier tube with Peter Keep

One of the first things an apprentice needs to learn is how to make a chenier tube. The tube is…

Tips from the Brains Trust

This month we visit the bench of Alister Yiap, who has provided two ingenious tips for jewellery makers that are…

Coloured gemstones – what drives a choice?

By Punala Kiripitige The expansive world of coloured gemstones amazes everyone, including jewellers. So much so, that it can be…

How to make a simple oval setting with Peter Keep

This tutorial demonstrates how to make a simple oval setting, ideal for pendants or rings. This technique requires intermediate soldering…

A business owner’s guide to employing a student

By Ella Persse As a business owner, you always look for ways to improve your products and services and attract…

Best educational videos for jewellers

As jewellery professionals, it can be difficult to find niche techniques or industry advice. These YouTube accounts are filled with…

Jewellery education – bespoke and small-scale

When it comes to jewellery, small-scale educational facilities offer a unique opportunity for students to learn the craft in an…

How to make a sister hook catch with Peter Keep

Peter Keep has been creating beautiful jewellery for over 40 years and is dedicated to sharing his experienced knowledge with…

Short Courses with the GAA

PEARL & BEAD THREADING Learn to knot pearls like a professional! Quality pearl necklaces require quality pearl threading. This includes…

Jewellery Training Solutions: How to draw a ring with Peter Keep

Keeping skills alive

GSGA Touchplate

Recently, I wrote an article about some of the issues the Australian jewellery industry faces in regard to education and…

What is gemmology?

For millennia, people have been captivated by the beauty, mystery, rarity and value of what became known as gemstones. Today,…
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