Kathir is a 4th generation jeweller with over 30 years of experience as a goldsmith and jewellery business & factory owner. Kathir's jewellery store and workshop: Pather the Jeweller Pte. Ltd. represents mastery of the metal arts handed down through generations. His skill with metal forming, engraving and stone setting are exceptional, as is his enthusiasm for sharing his craft! Kathir takes time away from his jewellery business to run JDMIS metalsmithing diploma modules and develops new, advanced metalsithing and stone setting courses for graduates that wish to go beyond the traditional metalsmithing curriculum.


Enter the world of jewellery by learning both traditional hand-drawing and digital design with CAD and CAM.
Fine Jewellery Design
Enter the world of jewellery by learning both traditional hand-drawing and digital design with CAD and CAM.
Create without limits: Explore new metal technologies and traditional techniques of metal crafting.
Precious Metal Arts
Create without limits: Explore new metal technologies and traditional techniques of metal crafting.
Get started in fashion jewellery design by assembling unique pieces with different hands-on techniques.
Fashion Jewellery Arts
Get started in fashion jewellery design by assembling unique pieces with different hands-on techniques.
Explore the fabulous world of jewellery gathering the knowledge that the industry requires.
Jewellery Industry Knowledge
Explore the fabulous world of jewellery gathering the knowledge that the industry requires.
Build your jewellery business from the inception, through the launch and all the way to global expansion.
Business & Entrepreneurship
Build your jewellery business from the inception, through the launch and all the way to global expansion.

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