Become a Fine Jewellery Designer - the true artist and creative professional. Learn to conceptualize fashionable and practical jewellery designs, communicate your ideas to a jeweler, plan and budget for your designs, and make your designs more appealing to the customers.
Having gone through a broad array of creative and challenging metal work projects, a Certified Precious Metal Artist stands apart from their peers by able to fabricate with a variety of precious materials, produce unique designs and combine multi-disciplinary techniques to produce unique masterpieces or reproducible lines.
The fastest way to create high quality, fashionable jewellery is by knowing how to select and assemble materials professionally. This programme is ideal for entrepreneur who wants to quickly develop their own style and brand, produce unique yet saleable designs using advanced techniques.
Discover methods of presentation for different scenarios: Necklaces on necklines, Earring, Ring and Bangle bracelet. Learn the art of using background in storytelling and how to generate winning ideas for competitions.
Jump-start your experience with CAD using industry-leading CAD software together with software skills, learn useful sizes, shapes and measurements and how to render stunning, photorealistic images of your designs.
Not all designers use jewellery-specific software. Advanced CAD designers can quickly transfer their skills to other 3D platforms that extend creative options, interactivity or manufacturing flexibility. zBrush, Fusion 360 & others.
Extend your knowledge and experience beyond fine silver to incorporate other materials including glass, UV resins and metal clays together to stunning effect. Learn additional setting styles for faceted gemstones and pearls or raw gem materials.
Experienced designers dare to work with the finest of materials incorporating 22k gold clay & 24k gold leaf into their designs. Master finishing techniques to set yourself apart from other artists and craftspeople.
Master the combination of 22 karat gold into your designs, as well as how to fuse gold-leaf to silver designs to achieve an opulent look without the cost of solid gold. Mastery of metal clays requires expertise in creating moulds and patterns to produce consistent lines of precious metal jewellery.
Learn traditional ways to manipulate gold, silver, copper, bronze, and metal alloys. Build confidence working with metals by piercing, drilling, forging, fusing and soldering. Apply textures, and execute prefect professional finishing techniques.
Apply existing and new techniues to create pedestal prong settings for cabochons, master cold connections, hinges and movable parts, and work with ready-made jewellery components. Expand your repretoire of skills with popular intricate filigree & granulation techniques.
Produce a professional Solitaire Ring with 4 prong setting, learn to size, repair & re-tip prongs. Develop bezel settings for faceted gems & create a tapered ring band with thread setting techniques.
Discover casting & wax production. Prepare & invest wax trees, perform calculations for the metals & cast jewellery to use for channel & pavé settings. Finish your cast pieces to professional standards.
Learn about gemstone origins, see how gems are mined and how these extraordinarily valuable minerals get to market. Learn about gemmology quality and value factors for all types of gems, from Diamonds to Coloured Stones, Phenomenal gems, Organics to Jade
Examine gems using professional gemmological equipment provided in class. Understand the process of identification & know limitations of each tool. Discover & separate imitations, synthetics & assembled materials from natural gems.
Studying jewellery of the past will provide you with insight into how the fabrication limitations and beliefs of the time influenced jewellery design and how similar concepts in today's fashion and jewellery can be applied
Identify a unique aesthetic that defines your collections, designs & creations with professional guidance through eight universal patterns of beauty. Explore and predict future colour and theme trends in fashion and jewellery.
Begin with brand positioning and customer analysis to determine the product and place you will sell. Price your designs effectively and develop an identity and promotional plans for traditional and new-media channels.
Combine traditional visual merchandising concepts that apply to physical storefronts with modern behavioural economics tips to maximise catalogue & internet sales. Develop strategies to assist in attracting customers and conveying value.
First-time retailers and existing store-owners alike will appreciate the best practices and cost effective uses of new technologies. This certificate program encompasses retail store management, staffing, security and inventory management.
Become the hiring manager that has been waiting for your job application - then craft a clear, compelling summary of your passions, expertise and experience that will land you the job you want in the jewellery industry.
Using cost effective web based tools, identify information your customers' need and elements that will engage them to produce a simple yet effective portfolio or e-commerce enabled website for the web and mobile.
Studying Fashion Jewellery with the professionals means less trial and error, a better understanding of the quality of components available. Learn string art, steel wire, chain maille techniques and more!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
The Silver Metal Clay is great and good that we do not have to worry about material and tools.
- Sandy Y. (Singapore)
The instructor is good and it really helps in the learning process.
- Valerie L. (Singapore)
I will use the skills learnt in designing some jewellery for myself and then try to help my friends by designing for them.
- Shabana B. (India)
The metalsmithing class is very interesting. I will recommend it to my friend who will be interested too.
- Chloe T. (Singapore)
Using the skills learnt, I hope to make and sell the jewellery pieces in my business.
- Kristy C. (Malaysia)
I hope to use the skills learnt to set up my home online business in the future
- Adeline T. (Singapore)
My favourite course is the Thread & wire - since I can play with different colors and shapes and to create a whole unique piece. I did enjoy visual Merchandising as well.
- Preethi T. (India)
I will use the skills learnt to make lots of jewellery for myself and friends as presents.
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.
Formely working in banking and civil service, Chloe later found her passion in Fashion Jewellery and has been practicing for close to 20 years! A Diploma Graduate of JDMIS in 2007, she is now a passionate instructor and also proud owner of her own Fashion Jewellery brand, Huewerkz.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
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