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We teach you the professionalism and skills for success in the jewelry industry as a designer, bench jeweler, stone setter, gemologist or jewelry sales professional

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We have dozens of artisans giving demonstrations and teaching classes at CIJT.

FCGmA GEMOLOGY - Accelerated
Enrolling for March 2017
Seats still available - and
Wednesday Evenings -
Examinations- June 2017

New Jewelry Arts
Classes Starting the
1st Monday each month
Tuesday- Wednesday- Thursday
Call for registration information.

Wednesday Evening Jewelry Arts Classes- Ongoing

MasterValuer™ Jewelry Appraisal - AcceleratedCourse
Spring 2017 - (4 weeks) For more information, follow this link: MasterValuer

Workshops are held Weekdays, Evenings & Saturdays.
More classes being added - call for details.


Workshop classes are being scheduled - please call (916) 967-2211 for details and enrollment.
Monday Evenings Metalsmithing Classes (call for dates)

Tues thru Thurs

Jewelry Arts


Tue thru Thurs

Gemology (days)

Any questions at all? Give us a call at 916-967-2211.

Enroll early. Classes fill up quickly!

We have many weekend workshops scheduled on most Saturdays. Call now to enroll!! Space is limited

New classes added all the time.

  • Wax Carving
  • Metal Art (for the yard and home)
  • Enameling
  • Sand Casting
  • Wire Wrapping
  • Gem Stone Carving
  • Metal Forming
  • Solderless Jewelry
  • Metalsmithing 101, 102, 103
  • Metal Weaving
  • Blacksmithing
  • Finders Keepers (resin and charm jewelry)
  • Filigree
  • CAD with 3Design!


Come visit us at our new location!
4854 San Juan Avenue
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

California Institute of Jewelry Training


Go For It Magazine CIJT Article with Director

New Workshop Class - PMC
December 3rd
Call to enroll 1-800-731-1122

We have programs to meet all of your jewelry needs.
2016 classes
Residence MasterValuer Jewelry Appraisal: 4 weeks
Gemmology Certification Course: 16 weeks

Mark Your Calendar - Upcoming and New Classes

Gemology - Evenings - Wednesdays - 6 to 9 pm - Ongoing
35 weeks- Preliminary Theory and Practical - Canadian FCGmA


Jewelry Arts - Start 6-7 week course. 3-4 days per week, from no experience to advanced jewelry techniques. We teach you everything you need to know to make hand-made jewelry.9:30am - 4:30pm. 4 Sessions suggested.


MasterValuer™ Jewelry Appraisal Program - Learn Jewelry Appraising through the most respected jewelry appraisal educational package in the world. The jewelry appraiser field is in need of trained and qualified appraisers. Residence 4 weeks, 5 days a week OR Correspondence Course and 3-Day workshop..


Computer Aided Design - CAD/CAM
Using the latest technology in 3D rendering, we show you how to create jewelry masterpieces in a digital environment. The possibilities are truly endless.

Call for Details and to Enroll 1-800-731-1122 or 916-967-2211

No matter what stage you find yourself in life, high school or college graduate, or happily reitred and looking for a "second career," we have the tools and curriculum for you. We can fine tune any previous experience you may have or complement your jewelry or art degree with our customizable, project-oriented curriculum.

  • Flexible Curriculum to suit your schedule and skill level
  • High-quality tools and state-of the-art studio use for students
  • Day and evening classes available
  • Hands-on training with professional silver and goldsmiths

Master Valuer™ Residence
Gemology Residence - Accelerated - Exam

  • Full theory and practical instruction provided
  • Hands-on work with gemstones, jewelry, and gemological instruments
  • MasterValuer™ is the first available jewelry appraisal program of its kind
  • Learn the "golden skill" of jewelry appraisals
  • Residence and distance education courses available
  • Earn your internationally recognized CGA Gemology diploma or Gemology fellowship (FCGmA)
PMC Classes
Silversmithing Classes

Also, check out our student jewelry gallery!

The California Institute of Jewelry Training (CIJT) is much more than a school. It is a place where the teachers like to teach as much as the students are excited to learn.  Students are our focus and it is our goal to help them to succeed whether in the class room or years after they continue to work in their art.

We are an "epicenter of artisans"  from beginners to award winners, to master custom design mechanics and magicians.  Students come and would rather stay longer, instead of leaving after their class is complete. Click on our Testimonials page to hear from those who travel from near or far to attend our classes and have their dreams of becoming a fine jeweler met.

We also conduct classes for the professional gemologist or jewelry appraiser.  A friendly learning center to work and to stop by anytime you are in the neighborhood, a bench is available for you, as our students have the option to work independently at our studio.  Please stop by and visit our perfect atmosphere for creativity. 

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CIJT is in full support of our military veterans. We try to do all we can to assist them in their transition back to civilian life and we are proud that two of our staff are US Army veterans. o ng ourselves.

International students with Traveling Visas: Contact us for course information. Special programs set up for your school. See Project and Management Design for International programs.
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