About Us

Precious Metal Arts was established in 1997 on Santa Monica’s historic Main Street. We have spent more than 20 years bringing practical and inspiring training to hundreds of aspiring jewelers from all over the world.

Instructor Peter Solomon brings a colorful depth of knowledge from a 35 year history in jewelry manufacturing arts. Trained in South Africa by a German master goldsmith, he worked in both large scale jewelry production and limited edition line creation before joining the teaching staff at the renowned Gemological Institute of America. Peter brings a unique blend of humor, creativity and practicality to both his own work and the techniques he passes on to his students.



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