now let me tell you straight away: this is not where you want to learn how to goldsmith... everything in the shop/school is just about making money.. there is no passion to make the result as beautiful as it could be. it is over prized and sadly they do not value their students enough!!! why would they charge for everything thats made outside their school ( meaning casting your pieces etc.) extra... a piece that would cost me 140 dollars for casting is 200 at their place? a mold that usually costs 20$ is 60? and the classes are very expensive as the teacher has very often his focus somewhere else... ( for example clients who walk in the door).
to be making jewelry takes a lot of time, passion and the learning process is very slow. so if thats your passion, start off the right way!!!!!
Cons: disappointing all the way!