In todays competitive jewellery industry the only way to excel is through unique and saleable designs. A strong foundation in jewellery design is the basis for many jewellery career paths.

Not sure if you can draw jewellery?  With this intensive program you can learn, from first principles, the fundamentals of jewellery design.  No prior design or art experience is required.  By the end of this course you will complete a mini portfolio of creative designs and leave with a clear understanding of how to transfer your ideas to paper in preparation for the next important step, the manufacturing of the piece.

What you will learn



    Learn the tools and techniques for drawing, sketching and tracing including enlargement, reduction and creative variation.



    Learn to draw rings, pendants and earrings in top, side and end view and other more complex designs.



    Master drawing all the common gem cuts in all three views. Understand when to use faceted, cabochon and fancy shape gems...



    Settings and findings keep the gem on the metal and the jewellery attached to the wearer. Learn about the hundreds of types of findings designers use, and many exciting ways to set gemstones into your jewellery designs

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  • Tools and materials

    Tools and materials

    Students will receive everything they need to complete all their coursework. This course includes all the tools, drawing and reference materials needed in order to draw fantastic jewellery.

  • Learning path

    Learning path


    This course offers a design experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will have designed their own jewellery.

    Pre-requirements: None

    Next Step (Tradiional Jewellery Design Specialisation): JD200 - Classical Jewellery Design 2: Technical drawing and Counter sketching.

    Next Step (Complementary Design Specialisation): DD100 - Digital Jewellery Design 1: Fundamentals of Digital Jewellery Design (CAD).

    Participants attending and completing this programme as a stand-alone certification can choose to enroll for the Fine Jewellery Design Diploma.

  • Duration


    30 hours

    1 week (Full-time), or
    5 weeks (Part-time)

    JDMIS runs week-day, weekend and weeknight courses for this popular course. JDMIS also has flexible make-up schedules and graduates can return without cost for refresher courses (subject to availability).

  • Course fee

    Course fee

    SGD 1,900

    Course fee is inclusive of GST as well as all tools and materials provided during the course.

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Course instructor

Neelam is a passionate and trained professional jewellery designer from GII, (Gemmological Institute of India) with over 2 decades of industry knowledge and experience. She has had the privilege to design fine and couture Jewellery for various companies and Jewellery shows all over the world.

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Students' reviews

  • JD100. After the class I can draw a jewellery which I wanted. And I know where I can find the inspiration

    - Xin Yue (China)

  • JD100 - 1st course completed, and learnt so much!.

    - Kai Wee (Singapore)

  • Smaller class and the lecturer is very patient and teaches step-by-step on the techniques and skills.

    - Li Ling (Singapore)

  • Preferred JD100 as it gave me the confidence that designing a piece of jewellery doesn’t just require creativity.

    - Hoon Tan (Singapore)

  • Gemstone settings. Jewellery findings and manufacturing - practical information, very useful for designing and making jewellery.

    - Monika (Poland)

  • I hope to begin as a freelance designer.

    - Xing Rui (China)

Course Summary

    • Generation of Creative Ideas
    • Elements & Principles of Design
    • Jewellery Essential Drawing Techniques
    • Gem Settings and Findings
    • Gem Drawing
  • One of the below proofs of proficiency in English is required:
    C6 in English at GCE O-Levels
    IELTS score of 5.5;
    TOEFL score of 500 (Paper based test);
    TOEFL score of 173 (Computer based test);
    TOEFL score of 61 (Internet based test);
  • SG$1,900 (Inclusive of GST and equipment)
    30 hours, divided into 5 lessons part-time or full -time.

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