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JET Certificate

Who is this course suitable for?

As the first part of the Professional Jewellers' Diploma, this online course is essential for anyone involved in jewellery sales or who would like to improve their jewellery product knowledge.

Students have their own online learning environment to submit assignments and manage their studies from anywhere with an internet connection and a web browser. Each student is allocated a tutor to provide support and guidance for the duration of the course.  

Enrolment Period:

Enrol at any time of year. 

Duration:

6 months (although it can be completed sooner if preferred)

Course Content:

JET Certificate contains the following modules
JEWELLERY

  • The different types of jewellery worn and the correct terminology
  • RINGS
  • Recognising ring types and shapes
  • Understanding how to match the ring with the customer

DIAMONDS

  • The four Cs
  • understanding how to communicate the significance and mystery of diamonds to the customer

COLOURED GEMSTONES

  • How to recognise coloured gemstones and the factors that identify them
  • Gem-set jewellery: how to find the perfect gemstone for your customer
  • GOLD, PLATINUM, PALLADIUM and SILVER
  • How to recognise precious metals
  • Understanding how alloys can affect their working qualities, colours and values
  • HALLMARKING
  • Hallmark legislation and the significance of hallmarks
  • Hallmark identification and using Bradbury’s Book of Hallmarks

DESIGN

  • Appreciating design and the work of jewellery designers
  • MANUFACTURE
  • Understanding the differences between hand-made and mass produced jewellery
  • Understanding manufacturing techniques

SILVERWARE and GIFTS

  • Understanding what falls within the category of silverware and gifts
  • WATCHES and CLOCKS
  • The history and development of the timepiece
  • The basics of how the different movements work
  • PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, SELLING AND CUSTOMER CARE
  • Excelling in customer care and developing an awareness of customer buying motives
  • Turning compla ints into a positive experience
  • Upselling, link selling and winning repeat business
  • How to create the right impression, accumulate knowledge and improve team-working skills to
  • help you develop your career

Study Pack:

  • Comprehensive online course notes
  • 'Bradbury's Book of Hallmarks'
  • 'Gemstones' by Cally Hall
  • 'Diamonds' by Marijan Dundek
  • A 10x jeweller's loupe

Assessment:

Students must complete five assignments.

Qualification:                         

Students who successfully complete the assignment programme will be awarded the JET certificate and badge, and are eligible to enroll on the Diploma section.

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