Choose your first step for jewellery success

  • New Metals Technologies

    New Metals Technologies
    Using latest powder metallurgy technology, shape & fire 999 silver metal clays into a variety of fine jewellery designs. Apply stone-setting & finishing techniques to produce superior pieces suitable for commercial sale. Get certified in just 2-4 weeks!

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  • Fashion Jewellery Arts

    Fashion Jewellery Arts
    Foundational skills for creating professional, lasting fashion jewellery using thread & wire techniques. Understand material qualities, core skills, selection and matching methods to produce high quality designs. Includes Online and Classroom training

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  • Gem & Jewellery Trade Secrets

    Gem & Jewellery Trade Secrets
    Discover the secrets of the jewellery trade: Learn gem origins & trade practices; handle an array of popular & lesser known gems available in today's markets. Understand valuation & comprehend the breath of this topic. Get certified in just 2-4 weeks!

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  • Fine Jewellery Design

    Fine Jewellery Design
    Develop expert jewellery design sketching & draughting skills. Learn creative variation with tracing techniques, importance of major forms in jewellery, drawing of gems, common jewellery components & findings. Includes Online and Classroom training

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  • Digital Jewellery Design

    Digital Jewellery Design
    Adopt industry-standard digital modelling tool Gemvision MatrixGold to create fine jewellery with highly accurate gemstone settings, measurements, weights. Produce photo-realistic renderings for customers. Includes Online and Classroom training

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  • Metalsmithing Foundation

    Metalsmithing Foundation
    Develop foundation skills to create fine jewellery using traditional techniques: piercing, soldering, rolling, drawing, filing, polishing, using sheet metal & wire in Copper & Sterling Silver. Basic bezel setting. Now available in the brand-new blended learning with Online and Classroom Training!

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    Start with an exclusive Introductory Experience

    Get ready for next-level jewellery training!

    Experience the best of both worlds with JDMIS' new blended learning programmes: All important theory and practical demonstrations are covered with detailed, closeup micro-learning video sessions. As a JDMIS graduate, you are eligible for our lifetime refresher policy - this means you will always have access to the online learning content for your future reference, and you can join in your selected course's real-life-learning sessions if you need a guiding hand!.
    Same top-quality professional education, now accessible at your own pace and forever! These restructures courses also lower costs and Singaporeans and PRs can still avail of SkillsFuture funding grants! To learn more, click here .

    Grow beyond classroom with Industry Experiences

    Existing JDMIS students can participate in various exclusive immersion activities such as the Creative Jewellery Studio, industry expeditions and various talks and events organised by JDMIS
    • The Creative Jewellery Studio

      The Creative Jewellery Studio

      JDMIS has established and maintained the CJS which is a unique designer co-operative supported by JDMIS and operated by its graduates. CJS designers create fine and fashion jewellery from $200 to $20,000 and have been featured around the island at venues such as Takashimaya, Isetan, Design Orchard and many more.
    • Singapore International Jewelry Show

      Singapore International Jewelry Show

      The SIJE is an annual jewellery event where jewellery artists, designers, and manufacturers from Singapore and all over the world converge, showcasing the latest jewellery designs and the finest collections of precious gemstones. As a regular exhibitor at SIJE, JDMIS invites enterprising graduates to participate in our showcase for greater brand exposure and sales opportunities.
    • Bali, Indonesia -  Pearl Farm

      Bali, Indonesia - Pearl Farm

      Visit Atlas Pearls, one of the top producers of the highly sought after silver and white South Sea pearl. Learn about the pearl farming process, find out how pearls are valued and matched
    • Sri Lanka - Mines & Gem Markets

      Sri Lanka - Mines & Gem Markets

      JDMIS industry partner Sapphire Capital Group, with established businesses in the Sri Lankan lapidary, gem trading and logistics industries, participants have the rare occasion to explore the gem trade in Sri Lanka
    • Hong Kong - Jewellery & Gem Fair

      Hong Kong - Jewellery & Gem Fair

      Participants travel together to the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, the largest jewellery exhibition in the world. It is a great opportunity to network with wholesale gem, jewellery and equipment suppliers and meeting fellow entrepreneurs.
    • I will make jewellery for friends and family

      - Pearl B. (Singapore)

    • It's a very practical investment to gain skills/technique in jewellery design and crafting.

      - Elise T. (Singapore)

    • My favourite course is Gemmology. I got to see and touch with the great stones and the course also increased my knowledge of these gems.

      - Yen Ting C. (Singapore)

    • I have equipped myself with the basic techniques which I can create pieces at a shorter time.

      - Deborah M. (Singapore)

    • My favourite course is Gemology: I managed to learn a lot in a very short time.

      - Hetty V. (Holland)

    • I'd tell a friend that if he/she has the interest in a course, this would definitely be the place for him/her. The teachers are helpful, knowledgeable and friendly.

      - Jia Yan L. (Singapore)

    • JDMIS is a very good school to study and make jewellery.

      - Bella K. (Indonesia)

    • I enjoyed pearl knotting from my basic Thread and Wire course as it adds a sophisticated look and is very meditative. "Polyhedra Made Easy" - FANTASTIC! I did the original 2 hour course many years ago - I aged about 10 years after that.

      - Elena A. (Australia)

    Jobs in Jewellery

    Browse the job opportunities in the Talent portal.

    The expert instructors that will help you succeed

    • Tanja Sadow

      Tanja Sadow

      Tanja is an award winning jewellery designer & gemmologist with more than 4 decades of experience educating the jewellery industry across 4 continents. Dean and founder of JDMIS, Tanja works with aspiring artisans as well as top jewellery brand team members to help them achieve brilliance in their careers.

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    • Alexander Zupancich

      Alexander Zupancich

      Alex has been training designers and business owners from the region in 3D jewellery design and manufacturing since 2008: building the CAD/CAM skills of over 400 jewellery professionals. He graduated from Duke University with a Bachelors'degree in Computer Science, Marketing and Management and from INSEAD with a Masters' Degree in Business Administration.

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    • Rob Schilling

      Rob Schilling

      Rob Schilling is an expert global trainer, professional coach, jewellery designer, and a JDMIS graduate. Rob has passionate interest and decades of experience working in both jewellery industry and corporate training for C-suite professionals.

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    • Wahab Hussain

      Wahab Hussain

      A former corporate trainer and speaker, Wahab is also a passionate jewellery artist specializing in wire sculpting and fabrication using powdered metals. Wahab is an accredited jewellery professional with GIA and brings over 15 years of experience in these specialities to the JDMIS Precious Metal Arts and Fashion Jewellery Arts programmes. Many of his most unique design styles are self taught and he shares these with his Thread and Wire and Metal Clay students on a part-time basis.

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    • Sujata Rai Chowdhury

      Sujata Rai Chowdhury

      Sujata is an experienced teacher and fashion jewellery artist specializing in thread and wire jewellery fabrication techniques. Moving to Singapore, she used the opportunity to enrolled into JDMIS and after graduation, she soon became a recognized jewellery artist with her own brand name, Mila

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    • Tameem Mohamed

      Tameem Mohamed

      A marine engineer of 24 years, Tameem rekindled his passion for product design in 2004 and graduated from JDMIS' Metal Clay Arts and Digital Jewellery Design programmes. He went on to start his own jewellery and production label, creating hundreds of designs for his customers before eventually joining JDMIS as an instructor to impart his practical knowledge to the next generation of jewellery designers.

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    • Michelle Wong

      Michelle Wong

      From a microbiologist, Michelle ventured into jewellery crafting as a hobby but eventually wanted to turn it into a full-time career. Michelle is passionate and highly experienced in Precious Metal Arts and Fashion Jewellery Making.

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    • Sharon Tan

      Sharon Tan

      Sharon Tan was previously a seasoned marketer and accomplished figure skating coach. Her unique blend of skills, creative passion, and teaching acumen enables her to effectively impart complex jewellery techniques to her students and inspire them to greater heights and success even beyond the classroom.

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    • Cherry Tan

      Cherry Tan

      Cherry's background as a psychology graduate & therapy practitioner enriches her approach, blending emotional intelligence with artistic flair. Her commitment to craft, coupled with her extensive investment in jewellery education, empowers her to impart intricate techniques with clarity and inspire her students to pursue their own paths.

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      Our students' success stories

      • Joanne Low

        Joanne Low

        From lawyer to jewellery artist

        When Joanne Low left her job as a lawyer with British Petroleum Co. after the birth of her second son, running her own jewellery business was not at the top of her mind...

        The idea of enrolling in a jewellery-making course was sparked rather unexpectedly when the stay at home mum was sitting with a box of beads from Toys R Us she had bought for her then four year-old daughter. Equipped with good technical skills from the various courses at JDMIS, Joanne went on to start her own jewellery line, Joanne L. Created for the contemporary, cosmopolitan woman...

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      • Cathy Que Liping

        Cathy Que Liping

        From gaming to jewellery

        Cathy has always had passion for gaming, as she used to spend up to 4 hours a day playing online games. Even her job and business have been in game design. From collecting gems and items in the virtual world, she started to collect gems in real life...

        From gems, she ventured into Jewellery and envisioned game-inspired jewellery for gamers around the world. Determined to realize her vision, she took several design courses at JDMIS and started a new jewellery, Vector Gems Tech Pte. Ltd in 2019.

        Her talent and commitment started to bear fruit as Cathy has won 2 consecutive Muse Awards in 2018 and 2019.

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      • Alex Wong

        Alex Wong

        Modernising jade jewellery

        With rising demand and popularity of the ‘traditional’ jade, brands are putting their own contemporary spin on how jade is used in jewellery, and one such designer is Alex Wong.

        Graduating with a Fine Jewellery Design Diploma, Alex Wong has become a third-generation jadeite jeweller with more than 9 years of design expertise. Through hard work and ingenuity, Alex revitalised traditional jadeite designs to appeal to a younger audience. Not only has he carried on his family legacy in fine jade jewellery, Alex has also created stunning designs through his own designer brand to nurture the appreciation of jade for future generations to come.

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      • Catherine Preston

        Catherine Preston

        It's never too late to find your passion
        Twenty years ago, Catherine started off as a Law and French graduate, and then followed her husband to Kuala Lumpur. It all started when she was visiting a friend in Bangkok searching for silver beads, lo and behold, and met Tanja Sadow, the principal of JDMIS Singapore.

        With the knowledge she gained from JDMIS, a metamorphosis took place as Catherine became the ambitious designer. Though Catherine has only been in the industry for two years, she has an idea of what a successful designer should be and is working towards it.

        She is now the proud owner of Catherine Preston designs

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      • Ernest Yeo

        Ernest Yeo

        Structure behind the chaos

        From a life of monotonous work shifts amongst machines to erratic hours with shimmery gemstones, Ernest Yeo took a leap of faith from being a broadcast engineer to being a jewellery designer. One might wonder how he could change to such a different industry, but jewellery was not new to him: at a young age he was always captivated with anything that sparkled and glittered.  

        He took his first steps by enrolling in JDMIS, learning CAD, New Metals and Metal-smithing. Upon learning the various technicalities and skills in jewellery design, Ernest now has greater conviction and interest in being a jewellery designer

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      • Sujata Rai Chowdhury

        Sujata Rai Chowdhury

        Weaving her way to success

        Every successful jewellery designer was once a beginner with no background. This was especially true for Sujata when she started to look into this field. Although she has always been passionate about jewellery, it was not until she visited a fascinating Bead Store in New York that made her determined to learn jewellery. By chance, she discovered JDMIS when she and her husband moved to Singapore in 2010 from the United States.

        Armed with the knowledge learnt from JDMIS, Sujata started her own jewellery brand, Mila. Within a few years, her production of more than 2000 creations secured not just sales but also expanded her clientele and brand reputation. Being a dedicated student and prolific practitioner of the jewellery art, Sujata was invited to become a part-time instructor at JDMIS for Fashion Jewellery.

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      • Sky Seow

        Sky Seow

        FloofyWinkle – A pearl brand to watch!

        Sky has always had a passion for pearls and crystals and has a vision that everyone should own at least one piece of pearl jewellery in his or his or her collection. The COVID-19 pandemic was a turning point for him as it gave him the time and opportunity to re-evaluate his life and career aspirations, and eventually Sky decided to pursue his passion by transitioning from a real estate agent to a professional fashion jewellery artist.

        Within just a month of graduating from JDMIS’ Fashion Jewellery Arts Diploma programme, Sky made remarkable progress with his new brand, FloofyWinkle, by coming up with original merchandising concepts, launching his e-commerce website, and hand-fabricating over 100 jewellery pieces for sale. His effort culminated in a big success at his first ever jewellery show as his pearl-centric jewellery were a hit with the customers.

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      • Yasuyo Ayukawa

        Yasuyo Ayukawa

        Ayu Pearls - A tribute to women’s beauty

        After leaving her investment banking career for good, Yasuyo rekindled a long-forgotten interest during her university days into a full-on career. Graduating from JDMIS' Fine Jewellery Design and seven years into her jewellery career, Yasuyo’s brand, Ayu Pearl, has expanded steadily. Her focus on pearl jewellery has garnered a large fan base and returning customers, with her business doubling every year!

        The popularity of her jewellery is not solely based on aesthetics, but her desire to bring out the elegance and beauty in women of all ages. Each piece that she makes showcases the femininity, grace and purity of her female clients. Her jewellery can be worn by mothers and daughters alike, as everyday accessories or as statement pieces that exude elegance and a hint of decadence for formal events.

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      • Kajal Naina

        Kajal Naina

        Going back to her passion and heritage in Jewellery

        One may be surprised that Kajal did not consider a career in jewellery in her early years. Even for Kajal herself, she did not foresee the power of her love in jewellery will eventually make her choose a different career path.

        The curriculum from JDMIS provided a strong foundation for Kajal. She graduated with skills in Metalsmithing and Metal Clay, along with two Diplomas in Fine Jewellery Design and Fashion Jewellery Arts which led to her winning multiple competitions worldwide in the last few years. She has won many prestigious awards such as Saul Bell Design Award and A'Design Award bronze winner in 2018, and International Jewellery Stars Awards in 2019. She is also the owner of her own fledging brand, Kajal Naina Fine Jewellery.

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      • Flin Lee

        Flin Lee

        Preserving his heritage with Peranakan jewellery

        As a Peranakan, Flin Lee has great motivation to keep the art and tradition of his heritage alive through his jewellery designs. While it was not an easy decision for him to choose between his career in the educational sector and his passion for jewellery, he decided to take a leap of faith to join the jewellery industry and has never looked back since.

        With generous support from SSG and the ESG SkillsFuture Study Award, Flin enrolled and graduated with a Diploma in Fine Jewellery Design from JDMIS. He is now the managing director of his own jewellery boutique, Le Craftsmen, and aspires to become a top designer for contemporary Peranakan-style jewellery in the region.

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