FIELDS OF EDUCATION,
CAREER OPTIONS AND PROSPECTUS
CAREER IN JEWELLERY DESIGNING
Jewellery Designing as Career : Introduction
Jewellery designing industry in India has been
described as the fastest & ever growing industry. In India Jewellery
designing industry gives employment to 1.3 million people. Career in
jewellery designing in India offers an exciting career options for aspiring
young designers. Jewellery designing is an art of designing and making
jewellery, stone cutting, engraving and polishing etc.
Jewellery has a great economic significance in the Indian Industry and is
regarded as a major source of investment. Women has always had an affinity
towards jewellery and Indian women has adorned herself with precious
jewellery, gold and diamonds to enhance her feminine beauty from time
immemorial. India, is the biggest consumer of gold with 20% of world gold
consumption and this industry gives employment to millions of people. Indian
jewellery industry is said to have an ancient and historical tradition of
over 5,000 years with its own distinct designs, patterns and art forms.
For centuries, the art of making jewellery has been the monopoly of
traditional 'kaarigars' or goldsmiths who have inherited the expertise from
their ancestors and have played the dual role of designer and manufacturer.
During those days, jewellery designing as a career had been limited to the
kaarigars and one could learn this profession only by becoming an apprentice
to an experienced jeweller. But today with the explosion in the fashion and
accessories arena, the field is becoming a lucrative career which offers a
sparkling future for those who are fascinated by gems and jewellery. A new
breed of jewelry designers and professionals like gem appraisers are in
great demand with the growing market for branded ornaments.
Jewellery designing is an art of designing and making jewellery, stone
cutting, engraving and polishing etc. Jewellery designers are those who plan
the style and pattern of jewellery, silverware and other decorative metal
work products. They require a high degree of skill and precision and use a
variety of specialized hand tools and equipments to design and manufacture
new pieces of jewellery. In addition, to be successful in the field they
should be able to understand the market, identify the consumer needs,
visualize ideas to suit the demands and create impressive presentations to
communicate the end product to the client.
The fast growing jewellery business in the country has tremendous employment
potential and offers excellent career opportunities to professional
executives in the industry. Graduates with specialization in Jewellery
Design and Management are in great demand globally for managing the