Since India stands number one in the list of world’s biggest gold consumer, Gem and jewellery industry is one of the fastest growing industries of the Indian economy. This industry hence provides numerous career opportunities in various fields to those who want to be a part of this industry.
Now-a-days jewellery designing as a career is flourishing like never before. This profession is not only rewarding but also available for anyone who has a creative bend of mind. People these days have become very image conscious and the want for jewellery is no more a symbol of financial security but a trendy fashionable wear that can go well with different occasions.
Many institutes in India offer long-term, short-term and even distance learning programs in jewellery designing.The study in this field teaches you basic skills like stone cutting, engraving and polishing and testing the quality of precious metals and gems. Special skills like electroplating, metal colouring, anodising, enamelling and stone setting are also taught to students of jewellery designing.
There are many jewellery designing courses available all over India. For joining a diploma course, you have to complete your graduation in any field and for short-term courses the minimum qualification can either be class 10 or a 10 + 2. Enroll a program in jewellery design, BDes, from a renowned design school such as National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) or National Institute of Design (NID).
These courses will impart knowledge about different types of stones, design themes, presentations, jewellery costing and jewellery making. Some of the courses use computer aided programs for designing jewellery and accessories. On the technical front, you get to learn the art of working with precious metals, alloys and the mathematics that goes into the manufacturing of flawless jewellery items.