I love all subjects, especially metalsmithing. I just love to fire and shape things.
- Angie K. (Singapore)
I have began using the skills learnt at home with my own designs - together with my husband. It's a wonderful hobby!
- P. (Germany)
I use the skills to try and produce my very own pieces of jewellery to sell to people.
- Hayley O. (America)
My favourite course is Gemmology because of the subject matter and the interesting way it was presented.
- Edith S. (Hungary)
I will use the skills learnt to make lots of jewellery at home as presents and hopefully to sell in the near future.
- Sue C. (England)
I will use the skills learnt to draw more designs for my company as we are now dealing a lot in fancy cut diamonds.
- Darvina P. (Singapore)
Great teacher, solid crash course to learn basic - advanced skills.
- Paul H. (Singapore)
The courses are really useful & interesting to be applied in the jewellery business. We can get more ideas on designing jewellery. Moreover, it provides adequate choices of courses in jewellery.
- Cherry T. (Indonesia)
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Tanja is an award winning jewellery designer & gemmologist with more than 4 decades of experience educating the jewellery industry across 4 continents. Dean and founder of JDMIS, Tanja works with aspiring artisans as well as top jewellery brand team members to help them achieve brilliance in their careers.
Alex has been training designers and business owners from the region in 3D jewellery design and manufacturing since 2008: building the CAD/CAM skills of over 400 jewellery professionals. He graduated from Duke University with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Marketing and Management and from INSEAD with a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Rob Schilling is an expert global trainer, professional coach, jewellery designer, and a JDMIS graduate. Rob has passionate interest and decades of experience working in both jewellery industry and corporate training for C-suite professionals.
A former corporate trainer and speaker, Wahab is also a passionate jewellery artist specializing in wire sculpting and fabrication using powdered metals. Wahab is an accredited jewellery professional with GIA and brings over 15 years of experience in these specialities to the JDMIS Precious Metal Arts and Fashion Jewellery Arts programmes. Many of his most unique design styles are self taught and he shares these with his Thread and Wire and Metal Clay students on a part-time basis.
Sujata is an experienced teacher and fashion jewellery artist specializing in thread and wire jewellery fabrication techniques. Moving to Singapore, she used the opportunity to enrolled into JDMIS and after graduation, she soon became a recognized jewellery artist with her own brand name, Mila
A marine engineer of 24 years, Tameem rekindled his passion for product design in 2004 and graduated from JDMIS' Metal Clay Arts and Digital Jewellery Design programmes. He went on to start his own jewellery and production label, creating hundreds of designs for his customers before eventually joining JDMIS as an instructor to impart his practical knowledge to the next generation of jewellery designers.
From a microbiologist, Michelle ventured into jewellery crafting as a hobby but eventually wanted to turn it into a full-time career. Michelle is passionate and highly experienced in Precious Metal Arts and Fashion Jewellery Making.
With rising demand and popularity of the ‘traditional’ jade, brands are putting their own contemporary spin on how jade is used in jewellery, and one such designer is Alex Wong.
Graduating with a Fine Jewellery Design Diploma, Alex Wong has become a third-generation jadeite jeweller with more than 9 years of design expertise. Through hard work and ingenuity, Alex revitalised traditional jadeite designs to appeal to a younger audience. Not only has he carried on his family legacy in fine jade jewellery, Alex has also created stunning designs through his own designer brand to nurture the appreciation of jade for future generations to come.
Cathy has always had passion for gaming, as she used to spend up to 4 hours a day playing online games. Even her job and business have been in game design. From collecting gems and items in the virtual world, she started to collect gems in real life...
From gems, she ventured into Jewellery and envisioned game-inspired jewellery for gamers around the world. Determined to realize her vision, she took several design courses at JDMIS and started a new jewellery, Vector Gems Tech Pte. Ltd in 2019.
Her talent and commitment started to bear fruit as Cathy has won 2 consecutive Muse Awards in 2018 and 2019.
Every successful jewellery designer was once a beginner with no background. This was especially true for Sujata when she started to look into this field. Although she has always been passionate about jewellery, it was not until she visited a fascinating Bead Store in New York that made her determined to learn jewellery. By chance, she discovered JDMIS when she and her husband moved to Singapore in 2010 from the United States.
Armed with the knowledge learnt from JDMIS, Sujata started her own jewellery brand, Mila. Within a few years, her production of more than 2000 creations secured not just sales but also expanded her clientele and brand reputation. Being a dedicated student and prolific practitioner of the jewellery art, Sujata was invited to become a part-time instructor at JDMIS for Fashion Jewellery.
Sky has always had a passion for pearls and crystals and has a vision that everyone should own at least one piece of pearl jewellery in his or his or her collection. The COVID-19 pandemic was a turning point for him as it gave him the time and opportunity to re-evaluate his life and career aspirations, and eventually Sky decided to pursue his passion by transitioning from a real estate agent to a professional fashion jewellery artist.
Within just a month of graduating from JDMIS’ Fashion Jewellery Arts Diploma programme, Sky made remarkable progress with his new brand, FloofyWinkle, by coming up with original merchandising concepts, launching his e-commerce website, and hand-fabricating over 100 jewellery pieces for sale. His effort culminated in a big success at his first ever jewellery show as his pearl-centric jewellery were a hit with the customers.
From a life of monotonous work shifts amongst machines to erratic hours with shimmery gemstones, Ernest Yeo took a leap of faith from being a broadcast engineer to being a jewellery designer. One might wonder how he could change to such a different industry, but jewellery was not new to him: at a young age he was always captivated with anything that sparkled and glittered.
He took his first steps by enrolling in JDMIS, learning CAD, New Metals and Metal-smithing. Upon learning the various technicalities and skills in jewellery design, Ernest now has greater conviction and interest in being a jewellery designer
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. Equipped with good technical skills from the various courses at JDMIS, Joanne went on to start her own jewellery line, Joanne L. Created for the contemporary, cosmopolitan woman...
As a Peranakan, Flin Lee has great motivation to keep the art and tradition of his heritage alive through his jewellery designs. While it was not an easy decision for him to choose between his career in the educational sector and his passion for jewellery, he decided to take a leap of faith to join the jewellery industry and has never looked back since.
With generous support from SSG and the ESG SkillsFuture Study Award, Flin enrolled and graduated with a Diploma in Fine Jewellery Design from JDMIS. He is now the managing director of his own jewellery boutique, Le Craftsmen, and aspires to become a top designer for contemporary Peranakan-style jewellery in the region.
After leaving her investment banking career for good, Yasuyo rekindled a long-forgotten interest during her university days into a full-on career. Graduating from JDMIS' Fine Jewellery Design and seven years into her jewellery career, Yasuyo’s brand, Ayu Pearl, has expanded steadily. Her focus on pearl jewellery has garnered a large fan base and returning customers, with her business doubling every year!
The popularity of her jewellery is not solely based on aesthetics, but her desire to bring out the elegance and beauty in women of all ages. Each piece that she makes showcases the femininity, grace and purity of her female clients. Her jewellery can be worn by mothers and daughters alike, as everyday accessories or as statement pieces that exude elegance and a hint of decadence for formal events.
One may be surprised that Kajal did not consider a career in jewellery in her early years. Even for Kajal herself, she did not foresee the power of her love in jewellery will eventually make her choose a different career path.
The curriculum from JDMIS provided a strong foundation for Kajal. She graduated with skills in Metalsmithing and Metal Clay, along with two Diplomas in Fine Jewellery Design and Fashion Jewellery Arts which led to her winning multiple competitions worldwide in the last few years. She has won many prestigious awards such as Saul Bell Design Award and A'Design Award bronze winner in 2018, and International Jewellery Stars Awards in 2019. She is also the owner of her own fledging brand, Kajal Naina Fine Jewellery.