Careers in Jewellery Designing


When you see a spectacular piece of jewellery resting upon a graceful neck, immediately, you experience a desire to touch, to admire. Human beings have always had more than a passing interest in objects lumped under the enormous jewellery umbrella. Then of course there's that familiar clich?d constantly doing the rounds in your brain that only a jeweler?s son or daughter can make it in this profession, and there's no scope for anybody else. That's where you are quite wrong.

Jewellery designing, as a career, may have been once limited to the traditional kaarigars (who mostly played the dual role of designer-cum-manufacturer) but with the global upsurge, which brought in its wake changing perceptions of what jewellery should mean to a woman; came the demand for professionally trained and qualified jewellery designers, at par with international standards. This is not to say that the traditional craftsman does not stand today. Where the trained designer scores over the kaarigar is that the former is aware of trends, and the specifics of jewellery designing. And it's no longer only about carving design on metal, because avenues like marketing and production, or even tapping the vast export market the opportunities are endless and constantly growing. Today jewellery design as a career is steadily grabbing international attention. India has produced award-winning jewellery and accessory designers


There are many Certificates, Diploma programmes being provided by different institutes. Various institutes, all over India, offer diploma courses in jewellery designing. A student has to take an aptitude test and interviews before qualifying in a jewellery design institute. Even Crash courses are being offered to the working professionals and students. A student can be from any field or any background, but an art background does help in the long run. One can enroll after 10+2 to the different diploma programmes.

Skills & attributes

In this profession one can learn everything while getting trained. However, one must have a passion for the profession. A sense of design is essential. Precision and attention to detail are also important factors for a successful jeweler. One should be very creative, artistic and technically sound. It's also important to have a working knowledge about manufacturing of jewellary. One should be aware of Markeyt taends too.

Job Prospects

One can work in any of the following sectors:

? Jewellery designing house
? Export house
? Fashion house
? Self-employment
? Freelance designing

As a freelance designer, the job involves drawing a design as per the specifications of the jewelers? house. One also needs to supervise the manufacturing of the jewellery by the craftsman of the jewellery house. One can take the help of an Export House which can in the process of reaching global market through. Most of you can start your own business by setting up a production house. One can even sell designs under one?s own brand name.


Professionals trained in the field of Jewellery designing can start their careers with a salary of Rs.6000-Rs.10000. this field has ample opportunities for creative and talented professionals.

Where to study

? Gemology Institute of India,

29, Gurukul Chambers, Mumbadevi Road, Mumbai (Maharashtra)

? Indian Gemological Institute,
Nirmal Towers, 10th Floor, 26, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi

? St. Xavier's College,
Geology Department, 5 Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai (Maharashtra)

? The Jasami Department of Jewellery Design & Manufacture,
SNDT University Campus, Santa Cruz, Mumbai (Maharashtra)

? Small Industries Service Institute,
65/1 GST Road, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

? Indian Diamond Institute,
katargam, GIDC, Sumul Dairy Road, Surat (Gujarat)

? Dr. Dhamambal Government Polytechnic for Women,
Canada- Indian Institutional Cooperation Project, Thanamani, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

? The Indian Diamond Institute, Gem & Jewellery EPC,
Rajasthan Bhavan, Jaipur (Rajasthan)

? Vakall's Academy of Jewellery Design,
114, Arun Chambers, Tardeo Road, Mumbai (Maharashtra)

? ShriBhaubhai Mafatlal Polytechnic,
VileParle W, Mumbai (Maharashtra)

? Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council,
Jaipur (Rajasthan)

? Jewellery Design and Training Institute (JDTI),
NOIDA (Uttar Pradesh)

? National Institute of Design (NID),
Paldi, Ahmedabad (Gujarat)

? International Institute of Fashion Technology,
South Extension Part I, New Delhi

? Jewellery Design and Technology Institute (JDTI),
Noida (offers four long term courses and twelve specialised short term courses).

? South Delhi Polytechnic for Women,
Lajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi.

? Gemstones Artisans Training School Jhalana Mahal,
Jaipur (Rajasthan)

? National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), at:

1. Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016
2. Tata Mills, Parel, Mumbai 400 014
3. Sector III, Salt Lake City, Calcutta 700 091
4. GIDC Electronic Estate, Gandhinagar 382 010
5. Chenatha Bhavan, Nampally, Hyderabad 560 001
6. Co Optex Bulding. Egmore Chennai 600 008

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