About The Benlolo Jewelry Teaching Studio

David's class is amazing. He is a patient teacher willing to share his incredible talent and craftsmanship with his students.
The ring I made is one of my most prized possessions and I cannot wait to take another class.

Lynne Potter, New York City
Student Testimonials

Semi-private jewelry design instruction by world-class jeweler

The Benlolo Jewelry Studio has taught hundreds of US and international students in jewelry making and jewelry design through highly personalized, semi-private instruction. The founder, David Benlolo, is a master world-class jeweler.

#1 choice for international students: Japan, China, Europe, Israel, Africa, Latin America

PLEASE NOTE: Classes are currently heavily booked. David Benlolo is accepting fewer students and is mainly focusing on Intermediate / Advanced students as well as students who want to design and launch their own jewelry lines. He offers separate classes for Beginners (who can advance once they have learned basic core principles)

About David Benlolo

For all levels: Novices, serious hobbyists and pros

Suited for students of all levels: Beginners with no prior experience who want to make a once-in-a-lifetime piece; hobbyists who want to explore their inner creativity, budding designers who want to design and launch their own jewelry line, or experienced jewelers who want to get to the next level of their career.

Make an “idea” come to life, create a conversation piece. Make something for your special person. Create a treasured piece with a family heirloom stone. Bring your partner and make your wedding bands. Or, just for fun!
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Learn about jewelry design, jewelry making methods, gemstones and more

In a patient, supportive workshop setting 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, typically rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets.

Despite gemology’s integral importance to great jewelry design, only The Benlolo Jewelry Studio incorporates gemology into its everyday classes, based on individual student interest.

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Customized and flexible

  • Semi-private: Average class size of four to six (4-6)
  • Customized: Each student’s program is customized taking into account personal goals, skill level and projects of interest
  • Maximum flexibility: Accommodates individual schedules and budgets; flexible start dates, frequency (classes/week) and duration (# of weeks)
  • Optional services: Bench rentals, private classes; specialized workshops; access to Benlolo’s personal collection of gemstones that he acquires in Asia (below wholesale prices).
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Centrally located and professionally equipped facilities

Ideally situated in mid-town Manhattan near most subway lines, across from the Empire State Building. Fully and professionally equipped with individual workbenches and all manner of tools in an intimate workshop setting.

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Design and launch your own jewelry line

Guidance and mentoring is available for students who want to create their own jewelry collection to sell. Students have successfully launched collections in the USA and Japan. Learn how to solve “real world” challenges rather than theoretical lessons taught in other schools.

Launch Your Own Jewelry Line