Can you think of an Indian woman without wearing jewellery?
The women of all classes, all religions or communities and all races wear different kinds of jewellery according to their customs and traditions. Be it any occasion like wedding, festivals, party or anything else, you will find the women adorned with jewellery. Their happiness find no bounds when they are gifted a jewellery. For a man, it is part of his love care and commitment to gift jewellery to his wife. Be it gold, diamond or artificial jewellery all are meant for beautifying and adoring women.
The demand of jewellery is increasing day by day. With the use of technology and mixing of cultures and traditions new kinds and patterns of jewellery are coming into use. Hence, the career prospects in jewellery designs have also been rising.
If you are aspiring to be a jewellery designer, you may opt for many types of courses. These may be foundation course, diploma course and advanced courses. Here is the brief overview of the various courses being run by various institutes in jewellery designs.
Normally this course is of 10 weeks duration and consists of 50 lectures. This is first and basic course in jewellery designs where you start with basic sketching/drawing exercise, understand three dimensional figures and then transfer your ideas into practical designing. The basics of metallurgy, gemmology, shape and style of jewellery etc. are taught to you. You are also taken on tours to visit galleries and museums in order to understand and have insight of practical designs.
The institutes develop their curriculum in consultation with the industries in order to acquaint you the latest jewellery designs. After passing out of these courses, you will be able to create new and innovative jewellery designs as the demand of domestic as well as international markets.
Diploma in Jewellery Designs
The diploma course in jewellery designs can be pursued after Foundation course. This course is designed to extract your innate creativity,to make you able to do the designing with confidence and perfection. The course contents of this course include introduction to jewellery and its settings, drawing of gemstones, textures on various metals, calculation of gold, budgeting related to jewellery designs, pricing related precious stones like diamonds etc.
When you pass out of diploma course in jewellery designs, you will in the position to become a jewellery designer, entrepreneur, freelancer or jewellery retailer etc. as per your choice. Some industrial houses also hold camps in institutes to select the candidates as their future employees. Thus you will be having enough employment opportunities also.
Advance Diploma in Jewellery Design
You may take admission in Advance Diploma Course in jewellery designs after completion of diploma course. This is also a short duration course of usually 6 weeks and covers up to 30 lectures. In this course you are taught designing of the jewellery with the help of computers. So, it is called computer added design (CAD). After going through this course, you will be able to create stylish and artistic jewellery designs.
It is matter of fact that all the courses discussed above have theoretical lectures as well as practical projects as their integral part. The aim is to make you independent when you pass the course and you become a confident jewellery designer. Afterthat, it depends on you to put into practice the lessons learnt while undergoing courses.