JDT Jewelry Design & Technology Program

Jewelry design and manufacturing is undergoing a dramatic transformation. Succeed in this changing marketplace with the Jewelry Design & Technology diploma program. You’ll learn CAD design software, product concept development, manufacturing techniques, rapid prototyping, and more. This program is currently available in Carlsbad.

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What You'll Learn

  • Employ principles of design theory
  • Develop motifs and design concepts
  • Layout jewelry designs using CAD
  • Operate CAM machines for the production of prototype pieces
  • Understand common manufacturing processes for production of single and multiple pieces
  • Develop techniques to identify and troubleshoot problems resulting from the design and manufacture of pieces

Possible Career Paths

  • Designer
  • CAD/CAM Technician
  • Jeweler
  • Manufacturer
  • Product Developer
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Topics Covered

Here are some of the topics covered in the Jewelry Design & Technology diploma program.


    Learn how to illustrate shape and the texture of metal.


    Design jewelry using state-of-the-art CAD software.


    Learn to operate prototyping equipment. Know what affects CAD designs.

How You'll Earn the Jewelry Design & Technology Diploma

Offered at GIA World Headquarters and Robert Mouawad Campus in Carlsbad, CA.


Study on campus Accelerated, full-time learning

Immerse yourself in the world of gems and jewelry and earn your Jewelry Design & Technoloogy diploma by studying at the Carlsbad campus. This transformative 26-week program opens up a world of opportunity.

Offered at the following campuses

Distance Education eLearning courses and hands-on lab classes

The Jewelry Design & Technology diploma program is only offered on campus.

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