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Becoming an Indian Jewellery Designer

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Becoming an Indian Jewellery Designer
12 th May 2014

The work of a jewellery designer is exciting, and many claimed to have discovered their passion for making jewellery when they were a child, moulding jewellery pieces out of clay from play kits. Jewellery designers transform ideas incorporating style and patterns into decorative objects using precious metals.

When learning to be a jewellery designer there are few very good institutions that are perfect for acquiring the correct skills.

There is the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar where students can acquire a Bachelors of Fashion Technology in Jewellery and precious products.

There is also NIFT, in New Delhi that offers a three-year diploma course in accessory design.

Other courses include the Jewellery and Design Technology Institute, Noida and Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery. Another institute is Mumbai and SNDT Women’s University, which offers a variety of different courses in jewellery technology and design.

The successful jewellery designer, Renu Oberoi said, “Jewellery designing courses teach you basics on metals, gemstones, stone settings, designing. You need to be creative and have a knack for detailing. Keeping up with changing fashion trends, understanding metals, and having computer designing knowledge are all essential attributes for designing. Creativity and imagination are of utmost importance.”

This particular profession allows one to become a grader, jewellery evaluator and sorter of precious stones like diamonds. Sources say that these professionals can earn Rs 25,000 to Rs 1 lakh depending on the brand.

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