Computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD and CAM) processes are revolutionising jewellery today. Freelance designers can produce one-of-a-kind jewellery at a fraction of the cost and jewellery manufacturers can increase production efficiency and quality well beyond what was possible using traditional hand crafting.
Jump-start your experience with CAD using industry-leading CAD software by Gemvision: MatrixGold. Together with essential software skills, you will learn useful sizes, shapes and measurements and gain substantial experience designing jewellery to specifications and rendering stunning, photorealistic images of your designs.
Develop skills in the latest technologies in jewellery design. Learn to use the professional industry computer aided jewellery design software by Gemvision. Design highly accurate 3D models that include gemstones and findings, then render these designs in photo-realistic quality as 2D images.
Introduction to Gemvision MatrixGold
*Participants need not have previous 2D or 3D computer design experience.
3D and Jewellery Modelling Essentials
Learn Jewellery Setting Styles
Master the Commercial Staples
Curves, Surfaces and Solids
Produce Rings, Pendants, Earrings and more...
Rendering with Cycles
- 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. Read More
- 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. Read More
The structure of the course materials was easy to follow. All the tools are relevant for the day to day CAD design.
-Hannah A. (US)
A wonderful course that gives the knowledge of designing jewels, more flexibility to the designer and creates the final output easily.
- M. Sha (Sri Lanka)
DD100 is user-friendly even for those with no 3D background.
- Alice Y. (China)
My favourite course! Didn't expect to learn digital design that easily, thanks to Alex's wonderful teaching.
- Soi Mui (Singapore)
Tools and materials
Students will receive everything they need to complete all their coursework. To ensure you have the best learning experience, we upgraded our machines again with more RAM. These powerful i7 machines are running very smoothly with the new Matrix Gold - even using remote access
This course offers a design experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will have designed their own jewellery.
Next Step (Traditional Jewellery Design Specialisation): DD200 - Intermediate 3D Modelling & Gem Settings.
Next Step (Complementary Design Specialisation): JD100 - Classical Jewellery Design 1: Creative Drawing and Essential Jewellery Knowledge.
Participants attending and completing this programme as a stand-alone certification can choose to enroll for the Fine Jewellery Design Diploma.
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 is inclusive of GST as well as all tools and materials provided during the course.