Computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD and CAM) processes are revolutionising jewellery today. Freelance designers can produce one-of-a-kind jewellery at a fraction of the cost and jewellery manufacturers can increase production time and quality well beyond what was possible using traditional hand crafting.

Jump-start your experience with CAD using industry-leading CAD software by Gemvision: Matrix 9 together with software skills, learn useful sizes, shapes and measurements and gain substantial experience designing jewellery to specifications and rendering stunning, photorealistic images of your designs.

Course outline

Develop skills in the latest technologies in jewellery design using industry-leading computer aided jewellery design software by Gemvision. Design highly accurate 3D models that include gemstones and findings, then render these designs in photo-realistic quality as 2D images, videos or interactive programs. Learn about other jewellery tools on the market and how they compare.

  • 1. Introduction to Gemvision Matrix 9

    1. Introduction to Gemvision Matrix 9

    Software tools and interfaces are introduced together with key concepts and best practises that will lead to a smooth design process.

  • 2. Building Simple Jewellery Designs

    2. Building Simple Jewellery Designs

    Using a series of simple projects, learn about ring design and practise placing a setting gemstones using bezels and heads. Understand basic manipulations and how these concepts can be applied to pendants, earrings and other types of jewellery.

  • 3. Curves, Surfaces and Solids

    3. Curves, Surfaces and Solids

    To unleash the creative potential of any design tool, you need to break free of libraries and ?built-in? shapes. Learn how to create and manipulate curves, create surfaces & solids. Trace curves over scanned paper sketches. Understand solid modelling concepts and use them to create unique shapes and designs.

  • 4. Setting Styles and Repeating Shapes

    4. Setting Styles and Repeating Shapes

    Combine modelling techniques for greater flexibility while learning new ways to place gems and set them in jewellery.

  • 5. Rendering with V-Ray

    5. Rendering with V-Ray

    Produce photo-realistic rendering using industry leading rendering software, learn tips for producing stunning, true-to-life renders by incorporating HDR environments. Create rendered videos for clients and interactive tools for demonstrating design concepts.

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  • Tools and materials

    Tools and materials

    Uniquely, JDMIS has all of its CAD Lab configured for remote access - students are given login-credentials to allow them to remotely operate JDMIS' sophisticated equipment and specialised software throughout the duration of their training and project work..

    For those that want to install their own software for use off-line, JDMIS works with GemVision to obtain affordable student-licences of this professional software. Industry users ready to adopt these new tools can also avail of volume discounts afforded JDMIS students from regional software and equipment resellers.

  • Learning path

    Learning path


    This course offers a design experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will have designed their own jewellery.

    Pre-requirements: None

    Next Step: JD100.

  • Duration


    40 hours

    7 weeks (1 day/week), or
    14 weeks (1 half-day/week)

    JDMIS runs week-day, weekend and weeknight courses for this popular course. JDMIS also has flexible make-up schedules and graduates can return without cost for refresher courses (subject to availability).

  • Course fee

    Course fee

    SGD 2,188

    inclusive of GST
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