Exceptional Jewellery Education

As the region's premiere jewellery education destination, JDMIS works with staff from international jewellery brands, up-and-coming jewellery designers, and artisan entrepreneurs to achieve excellence in the jewellery arts.

Tanja Sadow, the founder and Dean of the JDMIS has developed a series of comprehensive qualifications geared for busy professionals and entrepreneurs. Flexible modular schedules, highly experienced instructors, and over 3 decades of jewellery education and business experience make JDMIS jewellery education unsurpassed in the region.

Introduction to Jewellery Design

Both Traditional and Digital jewellery design are crucial assets for modern artists. While the former offers an opportunity to find the right inspiration and quickly put on paper creative ideas, the latter lays the building blocks for mass production - combined with 3D printing - as well as offering incredibly photo-realistic previews of the jewels in the making.

Traditional Fine Jewellery Design Diploma components

  • JD100 - Traditional Fine Jewellery Design - Foundation

    JD100 - Traditional Fine Jewellery Design - Foundation

    Traditional Jewellery Design trainingIn order to be a great designer, you must understand thetechnical aspects of accurate drawing and drafting as well asmaster the techniques to quickly applying creative variationsto existing shapes and designs. Starting with foundationtechniques and essential jewellery knowledge, progress toproducing fast, creative sketches and accurate top, side andend view drawings of beautiful, durable, practical jewellery.

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  • JD150 - Traditional Fine Jewellery Design - Advanced

    JD150 - Traditional Fine Jewellery Design - Advanced

    Traditional Jewellery Design trainingAccurate drawings are often not enough to convey the beautyand mystique of a design to a customer or client. Learnprofessional shading techniques to create depth inmonochromatic designs, and full-colour rendering methodsto produce spectacular, life-like illustrations. Gain theconfidence to guide and design to customer specificationswhile they watch your ideas come to life.

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Digital Fine Jewellery Design Diploma components

  • JD200 - Digital Fine Jewellery Design - Foundation

    JD200 - Digital Fine Jewellery Design - Foundation

    Digital Jewellery Design trainingDevelop skills in the latest technologies in jewellery designusing industry-leading computer aided jewellery designsoftware by Gemvision. Design highly accurate 3D modelsthat include gemstones and findings, then render thesedesigns in photo-realistic quality as 2D images, videos orinteractive programs. Learn about other jewellery tools on themarket and how they compare.

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  • JD250 - Digital Fine Jewellery Design - Advanced

    JD250 - Digital Fine Jewellery Design - Advanced

    Digital Jewellery Design trainingThis course begins with an introduction to the latesttechnologies in jewellery prototyping including equipment,techniques and services. Learn to produce jewellery designfiles ready for manufacture and how best to use servicebureaus to cost-effectively manufacture accurate, stunningjewellery. As the final course in the FJD programme, you willsketch, design, model, render and produce your final project.

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Introduction to Fashion Jewellery

Fashion jewellery is an excellent way to get started in the jewellery industry by producing unique pieces of jewellery through reusable items such as natural materials, genuine Swarovski Crystals and top-quality findings. All the tools and the materials are included in JDMIS’ Fashion Jewellery courses, so that you can begin producing your own jewellery from day one.

Fashion Jewellery Arts Diploma components

  • FJ100 - Fashion Jewellery Arts - Foundation

    FJ100 - Fashion Jewellery Arts - Foundation

    Fashion Jewellery Design trainingThe use of thread & wire in jewellery fabrication continues tobe popular because of the technique's wide variety of durablestyles and methods. Learn professional techniques forknotting with silk or polyester and methods of wire work thatinclude the use of hard and soft wire and chain creation. Gobeyond technique and understand how best to match styleswith gemstones, organic and man-made materials.

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  • FJ200 - Fashion Jewellery Arts - Intermediate

    FJ200 - Fashion Jewellery Arts - Intermediate

    Fashion Jewellery Design trainingBuild upon foundational skills by learning new variations ofdesign and technique that expand your design possibilities.Improve stringing, wirework, weaving and chain-makingskills and develop confidence and speed in your production ofquality, lasting jewellery. Discover effective planningtechniques and tools to reduce waste and improve qualityand efficiency when producing jewellery lines.

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  • FJ300 - Fashion Jewellery Arts - Advanced

    FJ300 - Fashion Jewellery Arts - Advanced

    Fashion Jewellery Design trainingExpanding upon the techniques learned in previous courses,learn the design principles and calculations used to create multiple-strand thread-based jewellery, as well as wire techniques to create customized findings, clasps and accessories. At the conclusion of the fashion jewellery programme, students will have produced more than 20 stunning pieces of jewellery to professional standards.

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Introduction to Precious Metal Arts

Metalsmithing is an art perfected over thousands of years. At JDMIS we teach the traditional metalsmithing (MS) with the latest tools and techniques. We also conduct programs specialised in the use of metal clay (MC), a malleable mixture of pure metal and organic binder. Combining metal clay and metalsmithing allows jewellery manufacturer to cover a large spectrum of jewellery production to address the modern market needs.

Metalsmithing component

  • MS100 - Metalsmithing - Foundation to Advanced

    MS100 - Metalsmithing - Foundation to Advanced

    Metalsmithing Jewellery Design trainingLearn traditional ways to manipulate gold, silver, copper,bronze, and metal alloys. Build confidence working withmetals by piercing, drilling, forging, fusing and soldering.Apply textures, rolling your own metal sheet and draw wires tocustom thicknesses. Make joints and cold connections andprefect professional finishing techniques. Understand howmetals are cast and options available to small studios.

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Metal clay components

  • MC100 - Metal Clay - Foundation

    MC100 - Metal Clay - Foundation

    Metal clay jewellery productionBegin your journey as a precious metal artist with the latesttechnology in hand fabrication: Powder metallurgy. Mold‘metal clay’ to create pure silver jewellery such as rings,pendants, earrings and brooches. Learn and perfect a varietyof modelling methods, various gemstone setting techniquesand, after firing, traditional and non-traditional jewelleryfinishing techniques to create spectacular silver jewellery.

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  • MC200 - Metal Clay - Intermediate

    MC200 - Metal Clay - Intermediate

    Metal clay jewellery productionExtend your knowledge and experience beyond fine silver toincorporate other materials, both new and traditional. Workwith different metal clay alloys to produce unique jewellery.Discover the creative opportunities of glass fusing and how toincorporate glass, precious metal foils and metal claystogether to stunning effect. Learn additional setting styles forfaceted gemstones and cabochons or raw gem materials.

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  • MC300 - Metal Clay - Advanced

    MC300 - Metal Clay - Advanced

    Metal clay jewellery productionWith experience comes the confidence to work with betterquality materials. Master the combination of 22 karat gold intoyour designs, as well as how to fuse gold-leaf to silver designsto achieve an opulent look without the cost of solid gold. Aswell as working with the finest materials, mastery of metalclays requires expertise in creating moulds and patterns toproduce consistent lines of precious metal jewellery.

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Core components of Jeweller Foundation

For thousands of years, jewellery has fascinated people all over the world. Recognising the footprints of the past is a way of predicting what the future may require in terms of trend and style. At the same time, in-depth knowledge and appreciation of gems as well as understanding precious metals provide a necessary foundation for every jewellery designer.

Diploma core components

  • HS100 - Epic Jewellery and Contemporary Trends

    HS100 - Epic Jewellery and Contemporary Trends

    history of jewellery productionFrom prehistory to the present day, the significant periods of jewellery design are presented in order to gain knowledge and inspiration from the past. See how certain themes,materials and patterns repeat themselves and how World famous jewellers capitalize on these cycles. Today's fashion trends are also covered as well as how jewellery designers can prepare themselves for future trends.

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  • GM100 - Gem and Jewellery Trade Secrets

    GM100 - Gem and Jewellery Trade Secrets

    gemmology trainingAppreciate the rarity of the precious elements used in jewellery: Learn gemstone classification systems and how coloured gemstones, diamonds and pearls are valued and sometimes imitated. Grasp the properties of precious metals and how these and fabrication methods affect value. Become proficient with loupe techniques and examine hundreds of natural, synthetic and imitation gemstones.

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Business and Entrepreneurship components

  • BE100 - Getting Started

    BE100 - Getting Started

    Business and EntrepreneurshipEntrepreneurship has never been so popular in modern society. Starting a business has become progressively easier and easier. Simplicity in communication, research and connectivity, provide everyone with more opportunities. For those who have "learned the art" however, reluctance to get into business could be a mental block. In our Getting Started art-preneurship courses we provide foundation guidelines and practical strategies to follow as road map to "kick start" a business.

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  • BE200 - Launching

    BE200 - Launching

    Business and EntrepreneurshipGetting started in a business is just the beginning of a long - and sometimes lifelong - exciting journey. The Launching courses are conducted with practical examples, real time implementation and engaging activities for participants, so that each topic is analysed in depth and absorbed. Through the latest technologies and the most modern communication highways, entrepreneurs are now able to reach large audience. Doing it efficiently is key and our courses are a perfect starting point.

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  • BE300 - Expanding

    BE300 - Expanding

    Business and EntrepreneurshipOnce the foundation have been set, in our third series of Business and Entrepreneurship courses, Expanding, we provide participants with a clear direction. Some businesses remain small, while other grow and succeed on an international scale. These courses are for those art-preneurs who want to reach a global audience and and increase profits. Maximising sales is a core topic throughout this learning path, as sales still retain the leading role in any business.

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