Jewellery Designer

 

 

OFO No: 216303

 

 

 

 

Other names for Jewellery Designer:

  • Custom Made Jewellery Designer
  • Jewellery Industrial Designer

What is a Jewellery Designer?

Jewellery Designer’s job is to design and make jewellery using a variety of materials (eg gold, silver and precious and semi-precious stones). Some pieces can be one-offs creations or designed and made for mass production. 

Depending on the designer, some pieces may have a great sentimental significance or symbolic meaning.

Some Jewellery Designers use specialist companies to provide some of the different stages of the making process.

What does a Jewellery Designer do?

  • talks with dealers or private clients about the design/s
  • works out quotations
  • orders supplies
  • makes preliminary drawings for original designs
  • makes the piece/s
  • maintains and servicse equipment
  • delivers orders

Are you … ?

  • passionate about jewellery?
  • good with their hands?
  • able to do fine detailed work?
  • extremely creative and practical?
  • a follower of fashion and trends?
  • able to communicate well with clients?
  • able to make yourself be understood?
  • able to give advice?
  • able to keep your ego under control?

How do I become a Jewellery Designer?

Numerous Jewellery Designers are self taught.  Their hobby over years becomes their career choice. 

Some have done part-time courses to improve their techniques or acquire new ones.

PATH 1

National Diploma in Jewellery Design and Manufacture

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Central University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Johannesburg

PATH 2

National Diploma in Jewellery Design and Manufacture

  • As above

Bachelor of Jewellery Design and Manufacture

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Johannesburg

PATH 3

National Diploma in Jewellery Design & Manufacture

  • As above

National Higher Diploma in Jewellery Design & Manufacture

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology

PATH 4

National Certificate in Jewellery Manufacturing NQF Level 2

National Certificate in Jewellery Manufacturing NQF Level 3

PATH 5

Learnership in Jewellery Design Level 4

PATH 6

Learnership: Introduction to the Jewellery Manufacturing & Production Environment Level 3

 

TRAINING:

  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 

 

OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Sculptor … or … Wire & Recycled Material Artist

Is becoming a Jewellery Designer the right career choice for me?

 

 


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