As long as jewels continue to bedazzle its buyers, jewellery designing is a career that is meant to stay. As a career option, it offers a wide spectrum as one can opt to be a sales manager, designer, stone setter or even a quality analyst. And if you’re lucky, you may end up opening a store that sells exclusive designs. Also, as per the new trend, being an independent customised designer has its benefits.
Due to the huge stakes in international markets, jewellery-making proves to be a very lucrative career option as a lot of people are ready to spend enormous amounts of money in order to get that perfect set of ornaments.
There are numerous institutes that offer the jewellery designing course.
Mumbai: J.K Diamonds Institute of Gems and Jewellery
506, Parekh Market, 39 Kennedy Bridge, Opera House
This institute offers a specialised course that entails creation of diamonds along with jewellery. It also teaches quality control, jewellery estimation, how to estimate the making charges and how to fix the product requirements in the given budget. This full-time course is government recognised and is conducted for six weeks, after which a student is offered a three-month internship.
Cost: Rs 35,000
Hyderabad: The Deccan Institute of Gem and Jewellery
This institute offers a three-month course costing Rs 20,000. Classes held from 1 to 3 pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Noida and Chandigarh: JDTI (Jewellery Design and Technology Institute) For details email email@example.com or www.jdtiindia.com or visit the website www.jdtiindia.com.
Want to shine?
If you’re considering a career in jewellery designing, hear it from an expert. Jewellery designer Mansi Shah shares her experiences
Where did you pursue your jewellery designing course?
I did my course from SNDT-polytechnique-JDM Department at Santacruz, Mumbai.
Tell us more about the course.
It is a full-time course from 8.30 am to 4 pm from Monday to Saturday. The duration is two-and-a-half years along with a 6-month internship. During this course we were taught subjects like gemology, export marketing, history, art and personality development among others. This course also teaches the students some important insights on exactly how different markets function for example American, German, Italian Indian, and so on.
What did you do after completion of the course?
After finishing the course, I worked for 3 years in a product development firm to get some experience. Then, I decided to start my own thing, so I put up an exhibition. Currently, I am into customising gold and diamond jewellery.
What would you tell students who are considering jewellery designing as a career option?
If you are interested in a creative field, then go for it. It is not like you cannot study further. I finished my graduation through correspondence along with the course. I also did my MBA, while I was working and today, I am really happy to have taken up jewellery designing as my career. Currently the course fees are Rs 3.55 lakh plus VAT.