BJO Formation is one of the three schools administered by the UFBJOP (Union Française de Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, des Pierres et des Perles). UFBJOP, founded in 1864, is the leading professional organization in the French jewellery industry which brings together all actors involved in fine jewellery, jewellery, silverware, gems and pearls activities. UFBJOP covers all the facets of the trade and successfully provide services to the stakeholders through its professional organisation, its training institutions, its gemmological laboratory and the promotion of French expertise.

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The training program is continuously adapted to the needs of the Trade and tailor-made classes based around their specific requirements are provided to all businesses within the industry. 


  • Within the group of Ecoles BJOP which has been perpetuating for more than a century the excellence of French jewellery craftsmanship, BJO Formation since its creation in 1972 aims at:
    • Providing training programmes addressing the needs of professionals, in line with the strategic and technical evolutions of the Trade,
    • Accompanying students in their personalized training by developing their skills and revealing their talents,
    • Constantly adapting the training provision by developing customized courses, meeting the specific needs of a company or a group of companies.
  • BJO Formation is committed to providing adequate resources to ensure students and partners satisfaction, in compliance with the legal and regulatory requirements relevant to our industry.
    • Short training (from 1 to 5 days) to discover the main techniques and learn the basics of jewellery making and gemmology.
    • Advanced training (from 10 to 30 days) to learn and master one or more of the jewellery techniques. Trainings can be combined overtime.
    • Long training (one to two years – full-time or part-time) to prepare for graduation.


The jewellery sector makes a significant economic and cultural contribution to the luxury industry.

    • With a turnover of 1,8 billion euros in 2014, 3000 companies and more than 10 000 employees, the French jewellery manufacturing sector is an important force in terms of growth and job creation in France. Boosted by this dynamism, the sector is recruiting: 15 French institutions train 1 200 pupils each year in jewellery making, recording a high rate of employability.
    • The « Grandes Maisons » are leading: with considerable financial and commercial power, they actively contribute to the growth of the luxury industry (leading export sector in France) and dominate in the global jewellery market. Apart from Hermes and Chanel which remain independent brands, these prestigious Maisons have integrated, from the late 1990s, the international luxury groups: LVMH (Bulgari, Chaumet, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Fred), Richemont (Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Piaget, Mont Blanc) and Kering (Boucheron).
    • Place Vendôme Maisons shape and supply an important industrial and artisanal structure in France. They stimulate subcontracting activities which provide exceptional craftsmanship, including designers, independent artisans, goldsmiths, industrial businesses and precious metal traders. This dense and diverse network of SMEs and VSEs contributes to the richness, the creativity the dynamism and influence of the French jewellery sector worldwide.

(Français) Techniques de Finition Sertissage

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