Jewellery Designer Overview

Are you fascinated with anything that razzles and dazzles? Are you creative? Then, we have a dazzling career for you - one that comes with a goldmine of opportunities. Yes, we are talking of a career as a jewellery designer.

If you want to see your designs adorned by svelte, beautiful lass, then this is your golden opportunity…

If you wish to become a jewellery designer, you need to be aware of the fact that a few decades back, people bought gold ornaments as an investment or asset. Aesthetic value stood second. But now people are beginning to look for 'exclusivity' in jewellery. And the designs are no longer restricted to the traditional, neighbourhood goldsmith with names like De Beers and Swarovski becoming the all-familiar jewellery brands.

Students opting for jewellery designing can work as:
Jewellery designers - You'll design various patterns using different stones and metals.
Ornament makers - You will use your expertise in the production aspect and see your designs turn to reality.
Gem and Stone consultants - You will ascertain the value of precious stones.
Though your work will essentially involve creating ornaments, there is much more to the job than just that. It also needs detailed study of subjects such as metallurgy and gemmology, insight into current styles, comprehensive planning and even marketing the creations.

Jewellery designing is a multi process job, which starts with conceiving a pattern. You will then have to sketch it in detail on paper. Then comes making the sample model. The last and the most important step are looking for buyers for your piece.

While gold, silver, pearl, diamond and other semi-precious and precious stones remain the most popular medium of making jewellery, designers these days are also keen to experiment with new materials like wood, brass, copper, shells, glass and even dried flowers and papier mache.

As a jewellery designer you'll work on a wide range of products from traditional and bulky pieces to contemporary, wacky and delicate ornaments. Traditional jewellery includes pieces created from gold, silver or diamond, which are heavy, formal and suited for special occasions like marriages. Contemporary designs are comparatively more sleek and delicate.