Methodology

At the LdM Department of Jewelry Design we start with the history of jewelry design, paired with engraving techniques, stone cutting, and the chemical make-up of different elements. We learn the most effective way to get the most out of these precious materials in order to push their technical and aesthetic potential to the limit.

You will become familiar with lab instruments and machines through immediate hands-on application of basic techniques. We encourage experimentation and structure each project to stimulate individual learning and skills development. Different project phases not only help you to remember different procedures, but also help you build on previously acquired skills.

You will learn how to drill, file, weld and shape materials, and all the other steps between, before finally receiving the satisfaction of polishing and setting precious and semi-precious stones in your finished product. This whole process constantly refines and enhances your knowledge and skills until you are finally able to express your own individual creativity and create your own collection.

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