Classes and Tuition

Classes are each week excluding national holidays. Programs are customized to each student based on individual goals, skill level and projects of interest. Frequency (number of classes a week) and duration (number of weeks) are structured to individual needs and budgets. Typically, students attend classes once or twice a week for 2, 6 or 12 months but this can be adjusted as needed. International students are welcome. Japanese instruction is supported.

Average class size is four to six (4-6) students

Beginner Program

Make a ring or pendant
Wax technique for casting into metal
Fabrication in gold or silver
Learn to identify gemstones and diamonds
Twisted wire technique
Bezel setting

Intermediate Program

Make a ring, broach or pendant
Wax technique for casting into metal
Fabrication in gold, silver or platinum
Learn to identify gemstones and diamonds
Advanced bezel and prong setting
Stone setting

Advanced Program

Make a ring, necklace or earrings
Fabrication in gold or platinum
Using hinges and movement techniques for
necklace and bracelets
Prong, pave and channel settings

Launch Your Own Jewelry Line (optional)

Guidance is available for students who want to create their own jewelry collection to sell. Includes wide range of subjects such as design, pricing, manufacturing, fabrication, and much more.
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Workshops and Private Classes (optional)

Based on student demand, 2-3 day workshops are created on special subjects such as Settings, Filigree & Granulation, Gemstones and Enamel. Priced separately. Private instruction is also available.


Tuition is the same for all levels. Excludes cost of materials.

Once a week:

2 months, 8 classes:        $745
6 months, 24 classes:      $2,060
12 months, 48 classes:    $3,990

Twice a week:

2 months, 16 classes:      $1,410
6 months, 48 classes:      $3,885
12 months, 96 classes:    $7,510

Cancellation Policy

48 hour business day notice is required for cancellations or class is forfeited

Workbench Rentals (optional)

Experienced bench jewelers as well as current and former students may rent benches and use equipment outside class times. Monthly fee is $200 for unlimited use during allowed studio business hours. More limited usage rates are available on request.

Gemstones (optional)

Students have the option of purchasing gemstones from Benlolo’s personal collection at below wholesale prices

To sign-up or learn more contact us or Download an Application form