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Jewellery Arts and Techniques CAP – Polishing Option

The Certificate of Professional Aptitude (CAP) Art and Techniques of Jewellery is a national level V diploma.
It has 3 options: jewellery, setting and polishing. These diploma courses allow you to master the various techniques of manufacturing, setting or polishing a jewel.


The Jewellery Crafts and Techniques CAP – Polishing Option gives access to the profession of polisher. The polisher is responsible for bringing the last touch to the objects, restoring their shine to precious metals. This profession requires being skilful with one’s hands, meticulousness and minute attention to detail.

Prerequisites/Target Audience

Training is open to anyone with good manual dexterity and good perception of volumes.

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS FOR NON- BACCALAUREATE HOLDERS Additional training mandatory for CAP tests

French, History and Geography Mathematics and Science
Living Foreign Language: English


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  • Duration 940 hours
  • Place 58, rue du Louvre, 75002 Paris


Technical production

  • Study of metal surfaces
  • Preparation of individual pieces
  • Mastery of polishing tools and techniques
  • Understanding and knowing how to polish complete parts: threading, polishing lathe, manual lathe

Technical volumes

  • Translating and interpreting volumes
  • Producing jewellery volumes out of plasticine
  • Producing volumes and models out of was intended for melting

Art drawing

  • Gouache representation of materials used in jewellery
  • Rendering of volumes and stones

Technical drawing

  • Using instruments
  • Basic outlines and constructions
  • Perspective, enhancement, projection, elevation, cutting

Art History

  • The Great Civilizations from Antiquity to the Modern Day

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