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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. And you’ll leave with a portfolio of dazzling pieces that will impress employers.

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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

Possible Career Paths

  • Buyer
  • Designer
  • Jeweler
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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 Accelerated, 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