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Jewellery Arts and Techniques CAP – Setting Option

Le Certificat d’Aptitude Professionnelle (CAP) Art et Techniques de la Bijouterie-Joaillerie est un diplôme national de niveau V. Il comporte 3 options : bijouterie, sertissage et polissage.Ces formations diplômantes permettent d’acquérir la maîtrise des différentes techniques de fabrication, de sertissage ou de polissage d’un bijou.


The Jewellery Arts and Techniques CAP – Setting Option opens the doors to the setter profession.

The setter mounts the precious stones on the jewellery/pieces provided by the jeweller. This work requires a great deal of patience, concentration and dexterity.

Prerequisites/Target Audience

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

Optional subjects for non-Baccalaureate holders

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

Next sessions - Jewellery Arts and Techniques CAP - Setting Option

07/09/18 to 24/05/19
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  • Duration 1143 hours
  • Place 58, rue du Louvre, 75002 Paris



Technical production

  • Professional setting technology
  • Use of the setting and welding tools
  • Gem fitting
  • Being familiar with and knowing how to perform the various setting techniques used in jewellery: grain setting, claw setting, closed setting, calibrated setting


Technical volume

  • Translating and interpreting volumes
  • Poducing 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


Introduction to the jewellery production chain

  • Jewellery
  • Polishing

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