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Jewelry Design Certificate

Get ready to turn your inspirations into designs with the Jewelry Design course. You’ll learn drafting, shading, design theory, how to illustrate shape and form using several mediums, and more. At the completion of this course, you will have a hand-developed portfolio of your work and a digital copy to show prospective employers and clients.

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What You'll Learn

  • Develop sources of inspiration
  • Understand jewelry design theory and artistry
  • Illustrate shape, form, and texture of metal
  • Render faceted gems, pearls, colored metals, etc.
  • Learn traditional drafting techniques
  • Develop motifs to create sketches of jewelry objects
  • Create a portfolio of class projects and custom designs that is ready for presentation to potential clients and employers

Possible Career Paths

  • Custom Designer
  • Hand Renderer
  • Jewelry Business Owner
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Sales Associate
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Topics Covered

Here are some of the topics covered in the Jewelry Design certificate program.

DESIGN

Learn theory and techniques to inspire your jewelry designs. 

CREATIVE PROCESS

Explore your creative side through real-world design scenarios. 

TECHNICAL DRAWING

Lay out designs accurately and to scale. 

RENDERING METAL AND GEMSTONES

Use watercolor and shading to bring your illustrations to life. 

Get Started

Available in Carlsbad, New York, and GIA campuses worldwide.

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Study At The GIA School On campus, full-time learning

Immerse yourself in the world of gems and jewelry and earn your Jewelry Design certificate by studying at a GIA campus. This transformative program opens up a world of opportunity.

Offered at the Following Campuses