Many of us chose to start with a more conventional career because we think it’s not practical to work in an artistic or design-related field. Few people know about jewellery industry - a “hidden gem” that can combine artistic creation with flexible and sometimes lucrative paths in professional careers, entrepreneurship or part-time employment.
Reasons to Consider a career as a Jewellery Designer and Artist:
1.Autonomy and Creativity
Do you want to feel more connected with your work and your clients? Do you want to be in a business that generates happiness and meaning? A jewellery designer has that privilege. Moreover, jewellery designers are often multi-disciplinary and highly valued in their organisations for their ability to engage customers and convert sales.
2. A 3-Billion Dollar Industry
The value of the global jewellery market is expected to increase from about 271 billion U.S. dollars to 650 billion dollars in 2035. In Singapore in 2019 it generated 3 billion dollars, the third largest contributor to Retail GDP higher than Fashion and electronics! What's more incredible? Jewellery employs less than 10,000 people on the island - but average salaries and opportunities for jewellery professionals are far greater than those for most other segments of the economy.
3. A Happy Industry
Jewellery is a happy industry - we embrace the human touch in our work and produce beautiful pieces that celebrate our clients' most valuable memories. From everyday accessories to a statement piece for special occasions, jewellery is made to celebrate the unique beauty and precious moments of the wearers. Jewellery design allows you to connecting with customers in ways no other product can - creating heirlooms and gifts that will be valued for a lifetime!
4. Beginner Friendly
Even if you have never taken art classes or think you can't draw, it doesn't mean that you won't be able to design jewellery. Just like any other skill, jewellery design is a technical skill that you can be taught and trained in. Research shows that you can train yourself to become creative. And, with practice, you'll get better in creative thinking and expressing creativity in your work.
5. Plenty of Room for Growth
You would not be limited to just the role of an employee. A side business is always an option because you can always commission a manufacturer in Singapore or overseas to produce the jewellery pieces you design or work with clients as a freelance designer. A seasoned jewellery designer can even turn their passion into a full-time business using their connections in the industry and existing clients. Furthermore, you can always complement your design skills with fabrication skills and gemmological knowledge to manufacture the pieces yourself and command a higher profit on your work!
JDMIS - Committed to Students' Jewellery Success
The Jewellery Design & Management International School (JDMIS) is the only specialized Jewellery Institution in Singapore. We have been keeping close touch with the industry for over 15 years and trained thousands of employees for the workforce, many of whom join well-known international jewellery & luxury brands.
Designed with busy adults in mind, our courses are highly modular: A diploma consists of 6 Certificates. Each certificate (30 hours in duration) is structured over several days with both weekday and weekend schedules available. Even more, all our students can bring home tools and materials to practice and come back any time after graduation via refresher classes for free!
Main Specialisations Under Fine Jewellery Design
Classical 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 all tools & materials.
Digital Design: Adopt industry-standard digital modelling tool Gemvision Matrix to create a wide range of fine jewellery with highly accurate gemstone settings, measurements and weights. Produce photo-realistic renderings as images for customers or portfolios.
JDMIS’ Fine Jewellery Design Learning Pathway
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What our students have to say?
Very well organised and presented. Tanja is superb, could learn loads from her... Very excited to start making designs for myself.
- Chye Lian L.(Singapore)
It's a very well paced and fantastically organised course with lots of materials and sufficient examples for learning...A wonderful opportunity to pick up new skills and knowledge within the realm of jewellery and designing
- Wei Yeong L. (Singapore)
I am very confident that the skills and techniques I have learned will help me immensely with finding work as a fine jewellery designer
- Carys O.
Learning how to draw by hand makes it easier to express your creativity when designing jewellery. Learning curve is not as steep as learning the digital software.
- Cherry T. (Singapore)
Even though I am not the neatest in drawing, I have learned the basics of jewellery and fundamentals of designing through this great course
-Lazima S. (Sri Lanka)
Focused content and lots of guided practical steps. Content is well explained.
- Soon Ping M. (Singapore)
The course was very detailed and I learnt a lot while building a steady foundation for the skills I hope to achieve. Course outline and timings were great for busy adults. I love the way my lecturer Tanja conducts the lessons and I'm definitely looking forward to more classes with her.
- Tracy T. (Singapore)
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