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Career Profile: Jewelry Designer

Is Diamond the woman’s best friend? This article talks about the career profile of the Jewelry Designer. Jewelry Designer can also be spelled as Jewellery Designer. A Jewelry Designer, as the title implies, designs jewelry.

Jewelry designers should ideally be familiar with the manufacturing process. He or she is required to understand the jewelry design process. The process may include any of the following stages:

  1. Conceptual design
  2. mounting
  3. stone-setting
  4. polishing
  5. electroplasting
  6. metal casting

To be a Jewelry Designer, one must be artistically talented. One must have a good sense for aesthetics and design. Jewelry design is often part of many art and design courses. It is often considered a subset of the Industrial and Product Design family. Apart from that, it is also considered a branch within Gemology which is the study of Gem stones.

Increasingly, computer software are being used in the design process. As such, a modern jewelry designer may also need to be familiar with Computer Aided Design(CAD) softwares. A popular jewelry design program is JewelCAD. Increasingly, Rhino3D is being used for it too. Below show Rhino and Grasshopper used for design a ring.

Places that offer Jewelry Design courses include:

1. School of Silversmithing and Jewellery, University of Central England (UK)

2. School of Art & Design, Buckingham College of Higher Education (UK)

3. School of Jewellery Design, Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design (UK)

4. School for Art and Technical Education in Jewellery, in Pune, Maharashtra (India)

5. Le Arti Orafez, Jewellery School and Academy, Florence and Lucca (Italy)


  1. Job seeker Job seeker

    Thank you for the excellent information of Jewelry Designer job.

    This sounds like a pretty interesting profession.

  2. Anagha Anagha

    Found this quite informative but would be a lot more helpful if you coukd give a more detailed address for the institutes. Thank You for the information.

  3. hey fellas,
    i’ve visited seamedu institiute in pune which offers jewellery design courses at an affordable rate. The infrastructure and faculty is simply superb. The courses are also advanced and not outdated. I guess it is the best institute in pune for jewellery design.

    For more information please visit their website

  4. Well post.It would be a lot more helpful if you could give a more detailed address for the institutes. Thank You for the information.
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  5. Excellent article on jewelry designer job, I think its really good carrier, thanks for the good information.

  6. jennifer theroux jennifer theroux

    All great info. but any ideas on possible job opportunities or ways to make a living as a jewelery designer?

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