Our Goldsmiths School

Established in 1983 at the initiative of artist Salvatore Gerardi,  the Accademia delle Arti Orafe is the first real goldsmiths school in Italy. Thanks to a constant research and development activity, combined with the use of state-of-the-art techniques and machinery, the School has developed revolutionary and innovative methods, filling for the first time a great vacuum in the education field of the goldsmith’s art. We are proud to say that we have given structure and coherence to the practical teachings of modern, contemporary and classic jewellery.

In the 35 plus years we’ve been open, we’ve trained students of all ages from all over Italy and the world. The Accademia delle Arti Orafe has become a prestigious point of reference in the field of design and creation of Italian and international jewellery.

How do our students enter the labour market? 

During all these years we've found that many of our students go on to establish themselves as entrepreneurial artisans, often creating their own independent brands, whilst others are taken on by big names in the Italian and international fine jewellery world, fulfilling their dreams and securing their future.

WE’VE CREATED LOTS OF JOBS AND THEREFORE LOTS AND LOTS OF GOLDSMITHS! Talented, skilled, content and sought-after, just like we promised!