Exceptional Jewellery Education

As the region's premiere jewellery education destination, JDMIS works with staff from international jewellery brands, up-and-coming jewellery designers, and artisan entrepreneurs to achieve excellence in the jewellery arts.

Tanja Sadow, the founder and Dean of the JDMIS has developed a series of comprehensive qualifications geared for busy professionals and entrepreneurs. Flexible modular schedules, highly experienced instructors, and over 3 decades of jewellery education and business experience make JDMIS unsurpassed in the region.

Introduction to Jewellery Design

Both Traditional and Digital jewellery design are crucial assets for modern artists. While the former offers an opportunity to find the right inspiration and quickly put on paper creative ideas, the latter lays the building blocks for mass production - combined with 3D printing - as well as offering incredibly photo-realistic previews of the jewels in the making.

Fine Jewellery Design Traditional Components

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Fine Jewellery Design Digital components

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Introduction to Precious Metal Arts

Metalsmithing is an art perfected over thousands of years. At JDMIS we teach traditional metalsmithing (MS) with the latest tools and techniques. We also conduct programs specialised in the use of metal clay (NM), a malleable mixture of pure metal and organic binder. Combining metal clay and metalsmithing allows a jewellery manufacturer to cover a large spectrum of jewellery production to address the needs of the modern market .

New Metals Technology components

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Traditional Metalsmithing component

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Core components of Jeweller Foundation

For thousands of years, jewellery has fascinated people all over the world. Recognising the footprints of the past is a way of predicting what the future may require in terms of trend and style. At the same time, in-depth knowledge and appreciation of gems as well as understanding precious metals provide a necessary foundation for every jewellery designer.

Jewellery Core Components

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Introduction to Fashion Jewellery

Fashion jewellery is an excellent way to get started in the jewellery industry by producing unique pieces of jewellery through reusable items such as natural materials, genuine Swarovski Crystals and top-quality findings. All the tools and the materials are included in JDMIS’ Fashion Jewellery Arts courses, so that you can begin producing your own jewellery from day one.

Fashion Jewellery Arts components

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Business and Entrepreneurship Workshops

Although entrepreneurship has a reputation for requiring unconventional thinking, there are many established strategies, best practices and techniques that contribute to a jewellery entrepreneur's success. Based on industry experience, these lessons allow start-ups to minimize their learning curve and follow the most efficient routes to success.

Business and Entrepreneurship Components

  • Traditional & New Media Marketing

    Traditional & New Media Marketing

    Marketing is critical to thesuccess of any business. Beginwith brand positioning andcustomer analysis to determinethe product and place you willsell. Price your designs effectivelyand develop an identity andpromotional plans for traditionaland new-media channels.
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  • Establishing & Growing your Business

    Establishing & Growing your Business

    Get to know the many successfulstrategies, best practices &techniques that minimize thelearning curve when starting yourown business. Learn how to registeryour business, manage yourfinances, seek financing, manageyourself and others and follow themost efficient routes to success.
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  • Inventory, Security & Operations

    Inventory, Security & Operations

    First-time retailers and existing store-owners alike will appreciate best practices and cost effective uses of new technologies. This certificate program encompasses retail store management, staffing, security and inventory management.
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  • Storefront, Displays, Catalogues & Internet

    Storefront, Displays, Catalogues & Internet

    Combine traditional visual merchandising concepts that apply to physical storefronts with modern behavioural economics tips to that maximise catalogue & internet sales. Develop strategies to assist in attracting customers and conveying value.
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  • Jewellery Photography

    Jewellery Photography

    Master lighting, camera settings and display tricks needed to highlight the very best of your jewellery designs. Apply software adjustments professionals use to improve any photo.
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  • Developing a Compelling Jewellery Resume

    Developing a Compelling Jewellery Resume

    Become the hiring manager that has been waiting for your job application - then craft a clear, compelling summary of your passions, expertise and experience that will land you the job you want in the jewellery industry.
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  • Artist Web Creation and Management

    Artist Web Creation and Management

    Using cost effective webbased tools, identify information your customers need and elements that will engage them to produce a simple yet effective portfolio or e-commerce enabled website for the web and mobile.
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