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 2015
Seats still available - and
Evenings - Th
Testing in June 2015

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

Wednesday Evening Jewelry Arts Classes- Ongoing

MasterValuer™ Jewelry Appraisal - AccelleratedCourse
February 9, 2015 - (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 Schedule
March 14 Finders Keepers: Resin Jewelry
March 14 Metalsmithing 102: Cabochon Pendant
March 21

Metalsmithing 103: Cabochon Ring

March 21 Wire Wrapping
March 28 Roseville Gem, Jewelry, Fossil, And Mineral Show!!
April 6 Filigree Classes start, 6 days, Mondays and Tuesday evenings!
April 11 Metalforming Jewelry: Cold Connections
April 11 Finders Keepers: Resin Jewelry
April 18 Metalsmithing 103: Cabochon Ring
April 18 Sand Casting
April 25 Dichoric Glass Workshop!
April 25 Metalsmithing 102: Cabochon Pendant

Tues and Thur

Jewelry Arts
Wed (eve)
Jewelry Arts
Thurs (eve)
Mon-Wed Gemology (days)
Enroll early
Classes fill 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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4th Annual Tucson Appraisal Panel Forum
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Tucson Convention Center - Maricopa Room
During AGTA GemFair - Tucson, AZ USA

We have programs to meet all of your jewelry needs.
2015 classes begin with 3 Design Cad Cam, , January 21 - 23
Residence MasterValuer Jewelry Appraisal, February 9, 4 weeks

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, Exam June 2015, Enrolling for March 9, 2015.


Jewelry Arts - Start 6 week course Mondays February 2nd and March 2, 2015. 3 days per week, 4 hours per day, no experience to advanced jeweler. We teach you everything you need to know to make hand-made jewelry. Students can also take classes 4 days per week 9:00 - 4:30

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, February 9, 2015

Computer Aided Design - CAD/CAM - Start January 21, 22, 23, 2015
Using the latest technology in 3D rendering, we show you how to create jewelry masterpieces in a digital environment. The possibilities are 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, February 9, 4 weeks and
Gemology Residence March 9, 2015 - Accelerated - Exam June 2015

  • 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 Call for Fall Schedule
Silversmithing Classes Call for Fall Schedule

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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