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Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence

Alchimia, a school of contemporary jewellery and design in Florence, Italy, was founded in 1998 by Lucia Massei and Doris Maninger.

The school’s philosophy is to provide students an innovative lab of creative thought, rooted in a deep understanding of traditional goldsmith techniques.The school’s annual course program, taken in sequence or individually, permits students to develop an awareness of their own creative expression, as well as the contemporary professional standards.

The academic courses offered by Alchimia are accredited by the European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools (E.A.B.H.E.S.), an organisation that allows all of our students to obtain a European Bachelor’s degree and a European Master’s degree. This accreditation validates the quality of the educational content of the courses offered by Alchimia.

Short-term intensive courses with open enrollment dates year-round offer customized study programs in contemporary jewellery to both beginning and advanced level students

In complement to the annual and intensive programs, evening or weekend courses and specialized workshops led by international artists and designers concentrate on specific techniques or conceptual ideas.


Accademic Courses (September – July)

– BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Contemporary Jewellery (two-year program)
– MFA: Master of Fine Arts, Major in Jewellery and Body Ornaments (two-year program)

Annual courses (September-July)

– JTF: Jewellery Training Foundation (one year)
– JTA: Jewellery Training Advanced (one year)

Intensive Courses

(year-round, from two weeks up to three months)

Weekend Courses



(one or two weeks, summer and periodically throughout the year)

Alchimia, contemporary jewellery school in Firenze
Piazza Piattellina, 3/r – 50124 – Firenze – Italy
Tel./Fax +39 055 2396154