Jewelry Designing

Jewelry designing is highly skilled profession. This creative work was once restricted only to few individuals who passed on their skills to their kith and kin. It is a subject which requires good understanding of many techniques from melting metals to creating new die for casting jewellery, knowledge of precious metals and stones. It is quite a vast subject. It involves not just a creative mind but one that is technical and also requires good understanding of chemistry. To become good jewelry designer one has to get professionally trained and it is a very rewarding profession.

Career Options

  • - Jewelry Designer - Jewelry Merchandiser - Exhibition Manager - Production Manager - Lecturer - Casting Manager - Assistant Manager in Exploration - Writer & Drafter - Embroidery Maker & Innovator - Manager in Museum & Art Gallery - Fashion Consultant - Illustrator - Entrepreneur - Planning and Concept Manager - Gem Grinder - Gem Polisher - Gemstone Appraiser - Jewelry Setter - Gem Assorter - Engraver - Scientist - Jewel Business Owner - Jewelry Historian - Grading Consultant - Auction House Cataloguer

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualification 10+2 preferably with Physics, chemistry and mathematics, though students from the Arts field too can pursue. At least 60% marks are mandatory.

Personal Skills

  • - Very creative person with eyes for minute detailing - Good understanding of various metals and stones - Good numerical skills for accurate measuring and calculations

Courses to be pursued

  • - Jewelry Design Foundation Course - Industry Oriented Design - Computer Aided Design/Rhino - Styles of Jewelry Design - Jewelry Design Diploma - Jewelry Technology Diploma- Basic - Jewelry Technology Diploma- Advance
  • Jewelry Technology Diploma
  • Diamonds and Diamond Grading
  • Colored Gemstone - Identification and Diploma in Gemology - Diploma in Diamond Grading - Diploma in Jewelry Designing - Diploma in Gemology (Gemology Correspondence Course) - Short Term Certificate Course in Gem Identification - Polished Diamond Grading - Rough Diamond Assortment and Gemology Course

Top Colleges

  • Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery Address: IIGJ Andheri Campus agmal Laxmichand Parikh Campus Plot No. 111/2 13th Road M.I.D.C. Andheri (E) Mumbai 400093 Phone: +912242906666 Website:
  • Indian Institute of Gemology Address: 10980 East Park Road Karol Bagh New Delhi 110005 Phone: +91-11-23520974 Website:

Working Conditions

Practical ability to work with tools and materials, such as metals and gemstones; drawing and computer design skills to produce designs. Skills in negotiation and persuasion when dealing with suppliers and buyers. A commitment and passion for your work.

Top Companies

  • Swarovski India Pvt Ltd Address: 10C Delhi Jaipur Rd DLF Phase 2 Sector 24 Gurugram Haryana Phone: 01244107173 Website:
  • Tanishq Jewellery Address: G-10&11 Market Sector 18 Noida Uttar Pradesh 201301 Phone: 01204685522 Website:

Successful Persons

Farah Khan Ali

Farah Khan Ali launched her own jewellery brand Farah Khan Fine Jewellery in 2004. She is also the founder of a designer jewellery brand Farah Khan Fine Jewellery for International and domestic clients. This jewelry designer was voted by the Network 7 Media Group's India Leadership Conclave 2015 Edition as "Innovative Leadership in Luxury Brands Concept 2015.

Suhani Pittie

Suhani Pittie who was born on 14 April 1981 is an Indian jewellery designer based in Hyderabad, India. A graduate of Gemological Institute of America, USA, she launched her own jewellery label in 2004. The World Gold Council has enlisted Suhani as one of the top 10 most inventive and ingenious jewellery designers in the world.

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