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Holts Academy collaborates with AOB

Holts Academy collaborates with AOB

Holts Academy has announced the launch of a new apprenticeship training centre in partnership with Assay Office Birmingham. The joint venture will see Holts Academy take residency in a purpose-built section of the new building, next door to the recently announced partnership with Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery. The Holts team will provide local

London Jewellery School relaunches online course offering

London Jewellery School (LJS) has relaunched its online learning arm as London Jewellery School Online as part of a move to bring the LJS services and products closer together under one brand. The school is currently developing and filming a further six online courses, which will allow students to access the LJS teaching from wherever

GIA launches Japanese website

Japanese speakers now have access to GIA’s extensive and trusted online content about gems and jewellery at GIA.edu in their native language. The debut of GIA’s website in Japanese is part of the Institute’s continued efforts to educate consumers, gem enthusiasts, researchers, retailers, students and lab clients in Japan about the wondrous world of gems. “The translation

Apprenticeships are a far better way to learn

Harriet Kelsall responds to Robin Bell’s views on jewellery degrees. By Harriet Kesall I was particularly interested to read Robin Bell’s piece in the March issue of Professional Jeweller asking whether university is the right place for basic making skills and hoping to inspire a discussion about jewellery education. It is my own belief that an

Mastered tutoring to boost industry opportunities

Former Guardian journalist and Holts Academy driving online courses. A new digital platform titled Mastered has launched, offering designers the chances to access online courses, meet industry leaders and build their career opportunities. Mastered is the brainchild of Adil Abrar, an entrepreneur that supports social businesses with the aim of bringing people together to solve problems.

New jewellery hub Centrepunch to open in June

Space will provide business support and advice for emerging companies. A new goldsmithing and jewellery hub called Centrepunch is set to open in Dulwich, southeast London. The space has been launched by gold- and silversmith Beaulagh Brooks to aid graduates and emerging brands in the creation and growth of their jewellery businesses. So far Centrepunch

Raw Pearls and Holts team for spring pearl seminar

Day session follows success of 2012 pearl programs. Pearl supplier Raw Pearls is set to host a spring seminar at Holts Academy of Jewellery in London, offering retailers and Holts students a better understanding of pearl types. The seminar, which will take place in the afternoon of April 3, aims to dispel the mysteries surrounding

N.A.G. offers industry education with new seminars

Program has been revamped with new selling & diamond grading courses. The National Association of Goldsmiths (N.A.G.) has announced its seminar and workshop program for 2013, giving the industry a chance to get one step ahead through one-day and long-term courses. The N.A.G. has re-vamped its seminar program for 2013 to include new selling courses

Gem-A and BJA team to host Birmingham gem classes

Classes launched following demand from BJA members in the Midlands. The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has joined forces with the British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) to offer a selection of gemstone workshops in Birmingham. Gem-A will host its one-day workshops to the BJA’s headquarters in the city. The day-long courses were set up following

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