I would recommend the JT Intensive at Revere Academy. It is an
efficient way to learn a vast amount of and hands on
experience without filler in a short amount of time.
I did find a job after school through a teacher. It wasn’t exactly
what I wanted…It was a job selling diamonds wholesale. But it was a
very interesting view into the world of diamonds (and it helped me
pay off my school bills) I wasn’t looking for a bench jeweler job
anyhow, I was more interested in saving up for my tools and doing my
I had taken previous classes in high school and a community college
before deciding to go to the Revere Academy. Those classes paled in
comparison. At the Revere Academy, I learned the most efficient
approach to the building blocks of jewelry making.
What you shouldn’t expect though, is to have your creativity
nurtured. There is not much emphasis on art history or jewelry theory
type stuff in the classes. They teach you techniques and skills. This
school is really good for someone who already has creative vision,
and needs to acquire the skills to execute the idea.
What I found very insightful also was the guest speakers they had in
the class. It gives you a better idea of what it would be like if
you took different paths with your jewelry.
Of course as with anything, you get out of it what you put into it.
Usual disclaimers, no affiliation. Just a satisfied student. If you
have any other questions feel free to contact me offline.