The creative skills of a hand, the precision of an artisan and the knowledge of precious stones and metals. Yes, we are talking about jewellery designing.
The creative skills of a hand…
The precision of an brilliant artisan…
And the knowledge of precious stones and metals…
The profession we are talking about was practiced by only a selected but highly skilled people and other than them, no one else could go for this profession. However, we in the 21st century believe in talent and interest.
Jewellery designing and manufacturing has been an integral part of us since centuries. The jewels and gems have enthralled the royals and the commoners in the same way. As our homeland has been an attraction for jewels and gems since centuries, the trait had been kept a close guarded secret in families and passed onto generations.
Today, jewellery designing is more of an interest which people turn into profession. Also, the kind of jewellery you design or wear reflects your personality and style sense.
Amazing, isn’t it?
Jewellery designing is flourishing as a career like never before. This career not only differentiates you from the others but also enhances your creative bend of mind. Let’s take a look at few important prospects of this career…
A number of jewellery designing courses are available all over India. For joining a diploma course, you need to complete your graduation in any field and for short-term courses the minimum qualification can either be class 10 or a 10 + 2. It is advisable to pursue a program like B Des., from a renowned college such as National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) or National Institute of Design.
After completing your bachelor’s degree in design, BDes, from a recognised university, we suggest that you join an internship with a renowned jewellery house in India or abroad. In this way, one gets to learn about technical and aesthetic traits of jewellery designing practically.
Once done with your Bachelor’s, you could go for a Master’s in designing as well. A higher level of educations imparts knowledge about different types of stones, design themes, presentation, using technology for precision cutting of stone etc. Once you complete your course, you are a qualified designer who deals in custom-made and designer jewellery. Post this, you could either take up a job with a renowned brand or you could launch your own business which flaunts your range of exclusive jewellery.
As always, the global fashion industry welcomes professionally qualified jewellery designers from across the world. Your work might also get potrayed on the ramp or in the movies.
Pros and Cons
P- It is a highly rewarding profession as the market demand of jewellery in India never seems to lessen.
C– Job vacancies are not advertised, so you need to put a great deal of effort for that. Also, the setup cost would be high in case you want to put up your own business.
Consumers, these days, have become very image conscious and the want for jewellery is no more a symbol of financial security but a trendy fashionable wear that can go well with different occasions.
Hence, it’s an artistically rewarding profession.