The Benlolo Studio - New York City Jewelry Design School

The Benlolo Jewelry Studio

Semi-private jewelry design instruction by world-class jewelers

For more than a decade, David Benlolo and his team of seasoned professionals have taught hundreds of US and international students in jewelry making and jewelry design through personalized, semi-private instruction.  The Benlolo Jewelry Studio is the number one choice for international students (Japan, China, Europe, Israel and Latin America).
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For all levels: Novices, serious hobbyists and professionals

The Benlolo Jewelry Studio is suited for students of all levels: For beginners with no prior experience who want to make a once-in-a-lifetime piece, for serious hobbyists who want to explore their inner creativity, for budding jewelers who want to launch their own successful lines, or for experienced jewelers who want to get to the next level of their career.
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Centrally located and professionally equipped facilities

The Benlolo Jewelry Studio is conveniently located in mid-town Manhattan near the world famous Diamond District. It is fully and professionally equipped with individual workbenches and all manner of tools.
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Learn about jewelry design, jewelry making methods, gemstones and more

In a patient and supportive learning environment, students learn basic, intermediate or advanced instruction in design and wax carving, soldering in gold, platinum and silver; sawing, polishing, filing and bezel setting, plus dozens of “tricks of the trade” that only a master jeweler knows. Projects are of a student’s choosing and typically include rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets. Students also learn about diamonds and other precious and semi-precious stones. They optionally have access to Benlolo’s personal collection of gemstones that he acquires on his frequent travels to Asia, at below wholesale prices.
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A truly unique approach to teaching helps students maximize their potential

• Dedicated instruction by a world-class jeweler.
• Classes with an average class size of four to six (4-6).
• Each student’s program is customized to their individual needs taking into account their personal goals,
skill level and projects of their choice.
• Maximum flexibility: Students can sign-up for a class timetable and frequency that best suit their schedule and budget.
• Private classes, specialized workshops, bench rentals and high quality gemstones are optionally available.
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Design and launch a successful jewelry line

One-on-one private instruction is available for clients who want to create their own jewelry collections to sell. Students have successfully created and launched collections in the United States and Japan. Benlolo offers personalized insights and guidance on a wide range of subjects such as design, pricing, manufacturing, fabrication and marketing. He has a large network of important contacts in the USA and abroad.
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