Jewellery designers work with precious metals, diamonds, beads and gemstones to create wearable pieces of art. A student also has an option to specialize in Gemology which will deal with identification and grading of precious diamonds and stones.
Post 12th Grade
10+2/Graduation (any discipline)
Candidates awaiting 10+2 result can also apply
Post Grade 10
A few diploma and certificate courses
Certificate Course in Jewellery Design
Certificate Course in Gemmology
Short term courses (Jewel CAD/Matrix/3D CAD)
PG Diploma in Jewellery Design
PG Diploma in Jewellery Management (PGDJM)
Diploma in Jewellery Designing
Diploma in Jewellery Design & Technology
Diploma in Jewellery Design & Handcraft
Diploma in Jewellery Designing & Management
Diploma in Jewellery Management
Diploma in Gemmology
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) – Applied Arts/Jewellery Design
Graduate Diploma in Jewellery Design
Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)- Jewellery/Accessory Design
B.Sc. (Jewellery Design)
Graduate Gemologist Diploma Program
Bachelor in Jewellery Designing & Management - 3 years
Certificate Course in Diamond Grading & Identification – 4-6 months
Vocational Program in Jewellery Design - 3 years
Professional Course (Couture Jewellery/Jewellery Manufacturing/Gem Identification & Processing)
Certificate Course in Jewellery Design & Machine Cast Jewellery – Duration
Certificate courses/professional courses 2 months to 1 year
Degree Courses or Vocational Programs 3-4 years
6 months-1 year
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi & Mumbai
National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad & Delhi
Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID), Ahmedabad
Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery (IIGJ) - New Delhi & Mumbai
Indian Institute of Jewellery(IIJ) - Mumbai.
Arch Academy of Design, Jaipur
Valuable experience can be gained at different jewellery houses, jewellery designing companies and manufacturing industry, export house, fashion house, renowned brands or with renowned jewellery designers. Whether the internship is paid or not will depend upon the place from where one is doing internship.
National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad awards scholarship to the needy and deserving students with the support of Ford Foundation and Government of India.
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi awards scholarship to the needy and deserving students. Scholarships are also available for persons with disabilities.
Gemological Institute of America (GIA), India offers scholarships for its gemology and jewelry design programs.
ARCH Academy of Design has its own scholarship scheme.
Shreeji Rajendra Diamond Classes (SRDC) scholarship - India is the gateway for education in gems, diamonds & jewelry Industry in real sense.
Opportunities for Further Studies
M.Sc. (Jewellery Design)
Master of Design (M.Des.) - Lifestyle Accessory/Jewellery Design
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) – Applied Arts/Jewellery Design
Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M.)
INR 25,000 to INR 5,00,000
Enlisted as one of the top 10 inventive jewellery designers in the world by the World Gold Council
Varuna D Jani
Recognised as “Best Jewellery Designer” by the Indian Bullion and Jewellers Association
First Indian Jeweller to be featured on the cover of the Christie’s Hong Kong auction catalogue
Dr. Satarupa Bhattacharjee Kapoor
A certified Gemologist in the Saraswati Jyotish Research Centre
Creative, imaginative and passion for the profession
Excellent drawing, designing and presentation skills
Highly developed visual sense and have a keen eye for detail
A knack for illustration
Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism
Excellent management and communication skills
Good sense for using color schemes
Analytical, problem-solving and evaluation skills
Time-management skills and dedication towards work
Business skills/Marketing skills
Good numerical skills
Working knowledge of computer software related to jewellery designing such as 3D CAD, CAM, Matrix etc.
Technically sound with the fashion industry
Aware of latest trends and designs of traditional jewellery
Scientific bent of mind
Jewellery Houses/Jewellery Making and Designing Units
Renowned Jewellery brands such as Tanishq, Swarovski etc.
Antique Houses, Art Auction Houses and Museums
Jewellery Shops and Showrooms
Top notch goldsmiths
Export house/Fashion House
Cultural and Art Jobs
Jewellery Manufacturing and Production Unit
Tentative Starting Salary Range
As a fresher, the starting package ranges between 10,000 INR – 20,000 INR per month. After two to three years, one may earn up to 30,000 INR or more.