Jewellery Designer

As a jewellery designer, you will be using your creativity, imagination and technical knowledge to design wearable pieces of art using precious metals, crystals, diamonds and other precious gems.

What do Jewellery Designers do?

Jewellery designers work with various materials and mediums to design and create jewellery to adorn the ears, neck, hands, fingers, feet and toes. Working on a freelance basis or as salaried employees, they supply the finished goods to high end stores, retail outlets, boutiques and galleries. Their work may involve different techniques, such as cutting, shaping, preparing moulds for casting metal, electroplating, enamelling, engraving, mounting, stamping, welding, soldering, polishing and setting precious or semi-precious stones.

What does a typical day at work involve?

The tasks of jewellery designers in a typical day’s work may vary depending up on their areas of specialisation. These may involve

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How to become a Jewellery Designer?

Step 1
Take any stream in 12th

Taking any stream at plus two level would suffice as a qualification for admission into B.Des programs.

Step 2
Take B.Des (Jewellery design)

Bachelor of Design in Jewellery Design is a three years long UG program. This program is offered by only a few institutions in India.

Step 3
Take Master of Design

M.Des programs are usually 2 years long and the admissions would be based on entrance tests and the candidates portfolio of works.

Jewellery Design Colleges

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Requirements for Masters in Jewellery Design

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India (For admission into M.Des. Lifestyle Accessory Design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad)

  • A 3 years bachelor degree of in any specialization
  • a Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture
  • Based on NID DAT (Design Aptitude Test)
  • On the basis of personal interview

Foreign (For admission into Masters in Jewelry Design at the Instituto Europeo di Design)

  • A Bachelor Degree or an equivalent Diploma
  • English Language proficiency : An overall score of 5.5 IELTS or 68 in TOEFL
  • A letter of motivation describing your intent and purpose for choosing the program
  • A supporting portfolio

To see the entrance exams, scholarships and UG admission details, click here

Skills Required


Jewellery designers should be very creative as they have to create unique pieces of art conforming to the clients’ demands.

Attention to detail

Attention to detail is a highly required skill for jewellery designers. They have to be very careful in the process of manufacturing the jewellery. Accuracy is highly needed.


Jewellery designers should be able to move and work with their fingers to collect and assemble small stones and gold pieces with great accuracy.


Organization skills are very important as they have to work in a very planned way and finish the work on time without any delay.

Interpersonal skills

Jewellery designers have to possess good interpersonal skills as they will have to continuously interact with other co-workers.


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Top Companies

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