Contact Us: (800) 731-1122
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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Classes and Events

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

GEMOLOGY - Accelerated
FCGmA Gemology
Enrolling for March 2016
Seats still available - and
Evenings - Th
Testing in June 2016

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

Wednesday Evening Jewelry Arts Classes- Ongoing

MasterValuer™ Jewelry Appraisal - AccelleratedCourse
Spring 2016 - (4 weeks
) For more information, follow this link: MasterValuer

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

Workshop classes are being scheduled - please call (916) 967-2211 for details and enrollment.
Feb. 6th Beginners Metal Clay - Call to be placed in waiting list
Feb. 27th Metalsmithing 103 - Call to be placed on waiting list
Mar. 5th Beginners Metal Clay

Mon thru Thurs

Jewelry Arts
Thurs (eve)
(being scheduled)
Tue - Wed 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

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Go For It Magazine CIJT Article with Director

We have programs to meet all of your jewelry needs.
2015 classes
Residence MasterValuer Jewelry Appraisal: 4 weeks
Gemmology Certification Course: 22 weeks
(Dates coming soon)

Mark Your Calendar - Upcoming and New Classes

Gemology - Evenings - Thursdays - 6 to 9 pm - Ongoing
Open Enrollment - 35 weeks. Preliminary Theory and Practical - Canadian FCGmA,


Jewelry Arts - Start 6 week course. 3 days per week, from no experience to advanced jewelry techniques. We teach you everything you need to know to make hand-made jewelry. Students can also take classes 4 days per week 9:00am - 4:30pm

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,

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 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 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, master custom design mechanics and magicians.  They come and just would rather stay longer instead of leaving after their class is complete.  Testimonials from those who travel from near or far to attend our classes and have their dreams of becoming a fine jeweler are 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 has 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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We look forward to hearing from you.
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