Become a Fine Jewellery Designer - the true artist and creative professional. Learn to conceptualize fashionable and practical jewellery designs, communicate your ideas to a jeweler, plan and budget for your designs, and make your designs more appealing to the customers.
Having gone through a broad array of creative and challenging metal work projects, a Certified Precious Metal Artist stands apart from their peers by able to fabricate with a variety of precious materials, produce unique designs and combine multi-disciplinary techniques to produce unique masterpieces or reproducible lines.
The fastest way to create high quality, fashionable jewellery is by knowing how to select and assemble materials professionally. This programme is ideal for entrepreneur who wants to quickly develop their own style and brand, produce unique yet saleable designs using advanced techniques.
Discover methods of presentation for different scenarios: Necklaces on necklines, Earring, Ring and Bangle bracelet. Learn the art of using background in storytelling and how to generate winning ideas for competitions.
Jump-start your experience with CAD using industry-leading CAD software together with software skills, learn useful sizes, shapes and measurements and how to render stunning, photorealistic images of your designs.
Not all designers use jewellery-specific software. Advanced CAD designers can quickly transfer their skills to other 3D platforms that extend creative options, interactivity or manufacturing flexibility. zBrush, Fusion 360 & others.
Extend your knowledge and experience beyond fine silver to incorporate other materials including glass, UV resins and metal clays together to stunning effect. Learn additional setting styles for faceted gemstones and pearls or raw gem materials.
Experienced designers dare to work with the finest of materials incorporating 22k gold clay & 24k gold leaf into their designs. Master finishing techniques to set yourself apart from other artists and craftspeople.
Master the combination of 22 karat gold into your designs, as well as how to fuse gold-leaf to silver designs to achieve an opulent look without the cost of solid gold. Mastery of metal clays requires expertise in creating moulds and patterns to produce consistent lines of precious metal jewellery.
Learn traditional ways to manipulate gold, silver, copper, bronze, and metal alloys. Build confidence working with metals by piercing, drilling, forging, fusing and soldering. Apply textures, and execute prefect professional finishing techniques.
Apply existing and new techniues to create pedestal prong settings for cabochons, master cold connections, hinges and movable parts, and work with ready-made jewellery components. Expand your repretoire of skills with popular intricate filigree & granulation techniques.
Produce a professional Solitaire Ring with 4 prong setting, learn to size, repair & re-tip prongs. Develop bezel settings for faceted gems & create a tapered ring band with thread setting techniques.
Discover casting & wax production. Prepare & invest wax trees, perform calculations for the metals & cast jewellery to use for channel & pavé settings. Finish your cast pieces to professional standards.
Learn about gemstone origins, see how gems are mined and how these extraordinarily valuable minerals get to market. Learn about gemmology quality and value factors for all types of gems, from Diamonds to Coloured Stones, Phenomenal gems, Organics to Jade
Examine gems using professional gemmological equipment provided in class. Understand the process of identification & know limitations of each tool. Discover & separate imitations, synthetics & assembled materials from natural gems.
Studying jewellery of the past will provide you with insight into how the fabrication limitations and beliefs of the time influenced jewellery design and how similar concepts in today's fashion and jewellery can be applied
Identify a unique aesthetic that defines your collections, designs & creations with professional guidance through eight universal patterns of beauty. Explore and predict future colour and theme trends in fashion and jewellery.
Begin with brand positioning and customer analysis to determine the product and place you will sell. Price your designs effectively and develop an identity and promotional plans for traditional and new-media channels.
Combine traditional visual merchandising concepts that apply to physical storefronts with modern behavioural economics tips to maximise catalogue & internet sales. Develop strategies to assist in attracting customers and conveying value.
First-time retailers and existing store-owners alike will appreciate the best practices and cost effective uses of new technologies. This certificate program encompasses retail store management, staffing, security and inventory management.
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.
Using cost effective web based 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.
Studying Fashion Jewellery with the professionals means less trial and error, a better understanding of the quality of components available. Learn string art, steel wire, chain maille techniques and more!
Visit Atlas Pearls, one of the top producers of the highly sought after silver and white South Sea pearl. Learn about the pearl farming process, find out how pearls are valued and matched
Sri Lanka - Mines & Gem Markets
JDMIS industry partner Sapphire Capital Group, with established businesses in the Sri Lankan lapidary, gem trading and logistics industries, participants have the rare occasion to explore the gem trade in Sri Lanka
Hong Kong - Jewellery & Gem Fair
Participants travel together to the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, the largest jewellery exhibition in the world. It is a great opportunity to network with wholesale gem, jewellery and equipment suppliers and meeting fellow entrepreneurs.
My favourite course is the the gem encrusted brooch because it was very interesting and gave ideas on what we can do more with metal clay by using paste for added texture.
- Melani A. (Indonesia)
Studying at JDMIS was an exciting experience!!!.
- C.L. (Australia)
JDMIS will change your life and in a very positive way.
- Payal B. (India)
The skills learnt help me in choosing my purchases. I may consider helping a relative in the jewellery business and get included in the exhibitions.
- Joyce T. (Singapore)
I hope to apply the skills learnt in the jewellery business, through sketching and designing the jewellery items to present it to the customers, before being produced by the jeweller.
- Cherry T. (Indonesia)
I have only taken metal clay basic course and I love it simply because it teaches such simple methods to make lovely silver pieces.
- Sera H. (Singapore)
My favourite course is the Metalsmithing as the techniques learnt assisted in repair work of my pieces and I am able to create crafts which I had been admiring.
- Jessie T. (Singapore)
My favourite course is Gemmology because of the subject matter and the interesting way it was presented.
From lawyer to jewellery artist When Joanne Low left her job as a lawyer with British Petroleum Co. after the birth of her second son, running her own jewellery business was not at the top of her mind...
The idea of enrolling in a jewellery-making course was sparked rather unexpectedly when the stay at home mum was sitting with a box of beads from Toys R Us she had bought for her then four year-old daughter, Kaitlyn, and figuring out how to string them together. “Being someone with a voracious appetite for learning, I wanted to learn how to do it perfectly,” explains the mother of two boys and a girl.
It's never too late to find your passion
Twenty years ago, Catherine started off as a Law and French graduate, and then followed her husband to Kuala Lumpur. It all started when she was visiting a friend in Bangkok searching for silver beads, lo and behold, and met Tanja Sadow, the principal of JDMIS Singapore.
With the knowledge she gained from JDMIS, a metamorphosis took place as Catherine became the ambitious designer. Though Catherine has only been in the industry for two years, she has an idea of what a successful designer should be and is working towards it.
She is now the proud owner of Catherine Preston designs
Former broadcast technician Ernest is a former broad cast technician. One might wonder how he could change to such a different industry, but jewellery was not new to him. Since young he has always been captivated with anything that sparkled and glittered.
Entrenched in a job of repetitive tasks for the past 8 years, one day, he happened to catch a fashion television program featuring contemporary jewellery, and it began to fuel ideas in his mind on the endless possibilities that he could do with jewellery, the thought alone excited him!
As time changed, he found a new career in jewellery Ng Chyou Lin, a mechanical engineer of 26 years, made a living by building clean rooms for the electronic industry. As companies relocated their production to low cost countries, he decided it was time to change. As one door closes, another opens, leading him to the jewellery industry. He worked extremely hard in honing his craft, taking on the world of gemstones and metals with enthusiasm and eagerness.
Award-winning health specialist turned jewellery artist Praema embraced the creative arts with passion after retiring from a distinguished career of international development work, where she was a public health specialist and trained physician. She is a recipient fo the Boston University School of Public Health Distinguished Alumni award for her international work in public health.
She is now the owner of the Praem Jewellery Brand.