JDT Jewelry Design & Technology Program

The Jewelry Design & Technology diploma program covers topics essential to becoming a jewelry designer and technology professional, including creating a piece of jewelry in CAD, understanding the challenges that come with its manufacturing, and knowing how to make it within budget.

What You'll Learn

  • Use design concepts, including texture, shape, form, balance, negative space, color, and more
  • Apply jewelry engineering concepts to make durable, comfortable, and long-lasting pieces
  • Create, render, and prototype designs using CAD software, CAM hardware, and 3D printers
  • Design CAD models using scale, proportion, and element relationships; and within the constraints of cost, time, size, style, and manufacturing methods
  • Select appropriate precious metals and gems based on engineering, design, and manufacturing considerations
  • Determine optimal manufacturing processes
  • Inspect prototypes to ensure proper engineering and that they meet GIA Quality Assurance Benchmarks
  • Develop digital and physical portfolios of class projects for potential clients and employers

Possible Career Paths

  • CAD Designer
  • CAM Machine Operator
  • Jewelry Business Owner
  • Jewelry Buyer
  • Manufacturing Executive
  • Product Developer
  • Quality Assurance
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Topics Covered

Here are some of the skills you’ll learn.

  • COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN

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

  • MANUFACTURING

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

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

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

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