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Spark your imagination and embrace the freedom to create jewellery designs that are uniquely yours with JDMIS's comprehensive Jewellery Design 100 course. Step beyond the ordinary, as you're no longer limited to what's already out there; you can now infuse your personal flair into every piece you conceive. This course is your gateway to mastering the art of jewellery design, guiding you from the absolute basics to the finesse of a seasoned designer.

This beginner-friendly program is structured to take you through the core principles of jewellery design. As you progress, you'll explore how to bring your ideas to life on paper, laying the groundwork for the exciting phase of production. By the end of this course, you'll have a vibrant portfolio of your own distinctive designs and the confidence to visualize and articulate your concepts.

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What you will learn

This comprehensive course includes 5 core modules:

Basic Creative Drawing

Basic Creative Drawing

Sketching is practiced in actual size, with proportions in mind, and attention to detail specifically to negative as well as positive spaces. Quick enlargement, reduction and distortion techniques enhance even more creative variation. Understanding major shapes and forms, and an introduction to viewing jewellery in different views (top side and end) helps in communicating ideas and putting them clearly on paper.
Working With Major Forms

Working With Major Forms

Major Forms are the essential building blocks of realistic drawing. Use major forms to simplify complex designs into components, making it easier for you to translate creative ideas into stunning drawings.
Designing with Gemstones

Designing with Gemstones

Understanding Gem cutting styles and important industry standards for length-to-width ratios, all the typical gem cuts are explored in all three views. Gem terminology is discussed as is when to use faceted, cabochon and fancy shapes to create perfect gemstone designs. Discover how to use charts which help to determine the estimated weight of gem materials in your selection.
Settings, Findings & Component parts

Settings, Findings & Component parts

Settings and findings keep the gem on the metal and the jewellery attached to the wearer. Learn about the hundreds of types of findings designers use, and many exciting ways to set gemstones into your jewellery designs, each different type of setting capable of offering a different end result.
Design Principles and Course Review

Design Principles and Course Review

Learning about the elements and principles of design provides the vocabulary and understanding to relay our jewellery designs as effective, aesthetically pleasing, or visually arresting. Knowing the Elements and Principles is yet another avenue for inspiration and for creative drawing. Experimenting with these useful tools enables us to produce design of substance and meaning.

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Course instructors

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    Tanja Sadow

    Tanja is an award winning jewellery designer & gemmologist with more than 4 decades of experience educating the jewellery industry across 4 continents. Dean and founder of JDMIS, Tanja works with aspiring artisans as well as top jewellery brand team members to help them achieve brilliance in their careers. Read More
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Students' reviews:

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    Authentic, hands on learning. Quite fun for first time learning design and drawing. This is my first course. Will be taking up more courses in the future gradually.

    - Teow Wai L. (Singapore)

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    Very well organised and presented. Tanja is superb, could learn loads from her... Very excited to start making designs for myself.

    - Chye Lian L.(Singapore)

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    I am very confident that the skills and techniques I have learned will help me immensely with finding work as a fine jewellery designer

    - Carys O.

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    If you are looking for a very effective yet relaxing course, JDMIS is the one. There is no pressure in learning because the course materials are provided online and you can discuss things with the teacher in class weekly. The amount of homework and assignments are just the right amount to handle. I’m lucky to have decided to join this program.

    - Phwan Lao K. (Thailand)

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    Great course, I have thoroughly enjoyed it! I'm now more skilled in evaluating the quality of a piece of jewellery

    - Vicky W. (Singapore)

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    Absolutely loved the course. Very informative and the trainer made it so easy for us.

    - Rani V. (UK)

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    I would say that the teachers are very passionate and skilled. Students will get hands-on experience with good guidance and also life long contacts with students and teachers.

    - Valerie S.(Singapore)

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    Interesting well-paced classes with useful practical tips and the best instructor one could ask for!

    - Calvin Z. (Singapore)

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    A wonderful class taught by Tanja Sadow. She is a very engaging instructor with lots of professional insights that were readily shared and very apparent in class. Really enjoyed learning from her and was very inspired.

    - Ling Kai Ng.(Singapore)

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    I thoroughly enjoyed learning from Tanja, she has so much experience that it’s fascinating to watch her talk, create designs and her enthusiasm for jewellery is catching. I hope to be able to continue learning and hopefully taking more lessons with Tanja herself and JDMIS in general.

    - Neha G. (Singapore)

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    Love the class, Tanja is a very excellent lecturer.

    - Belleryn W. (Singapore)

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    Tanja is so knowledgeable and kind. She is also patient and explains everything very clearly... This course will definitely help me get to where I want to be in my jewellery career. I can't wait to enlist myself in Part 2 of the course.

    - Nargis M. (Singapore)

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    Even though I am not the neatest in drawing, I have learned the basics of jewellery and fundamentals of designing through this great course.

    -Lazima S. (Sri Lanka)

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    It's a very well paced and fantastically organised course with lots of materials and sufficient examples for learning...A wonderful opportunity to pick up new skills and knowledge within the realm of jewellery and designing

    - Wei Yeong L. (Singapore)

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    Very good and solid content and structure. Highly recommended!

    - Panpan G.(Singapore)

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    JDMIS is the the best academy to learn and study more about the jewellery industries. It provides all the useful informations and materials which I'm very sure I can't find in any other academy out there, which helps us to achieve success in this industry!

    - Kassim M. (Singapore)

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    Great instructors, environment, material and practice... Design jewellery for self, family

    - Catherine C. (Singapore)

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    The course was very detailed and I learned a lot while building a steady foundation for the skills I hope to achieve. Course outline and timings were great for busy adults. I love the way my lecturer Tanja conducts the lessons and I'm definitely looking forward to more classes with her.

    - Tracy T. (Singapore)

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    The course is definitely worth enrolling to get a good fundamentals on jewellery design concepts. Everything you learnt is applicable and opens yourself to the basic fundamentals you need. Great mentor and learning journey for every lessons!

    - Eric W. (Singapore)

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    Exceptionally professional teaching.

    - Francoise L. (France)

Duration & Training Modes

Duration & Training Mode

Duration: 3-5 weeks

Mode: Blended or e-Learning

All important theory and practical demonstrationst will now be delivered through asynchronous (self-paced) online learning. This means that students go through most of the learning at their own pace and convenience via a comprehensive series of online videos and attend live interaction sessions (physical or online) afterwards to receive maximum support and guidance under expert instructors to reinforce the learning of key skills and concepts. For more information on different training modes, click here .


JDMIS also has flexible make-up schedules and graduates can return for free for refresher courses (subjected to availability).


  • Learning path

    Learning path

    Design

    This course is part of the Fine Jewellery Design specialisation . At the end of the programmes, participants will have designed several jewellery sketches of their own.

    Prerequisites: None

    Next Step (Classical Jewellery Design Specialisation): JD200 - Classical Jewellery Design 2: Technical drawing and Counter sketching.

    Next Step (Complementary Design Specialisation): DD100 - Digital Jewellery Design 1: Fundamentals of Digital Jewellery Design (CAD).

    Participants attending and completing this programme as a stand-alone certification can choose to enroll for the Fine Jewellery Design Diploma.

  • Tools and materials

    Tools and materials

    Blended-learning students will receive everything they need to complete all their coursework. The course fee includes all the tools, drawing materials and reference materials required for students to complete their coursework efficiently.

    e-Learning students may opt out of purchasing the toolkit by letting our registrar know at the time of your registration.


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Course Fee:

With SkillsFuture Funding up to 70%!

Use our easy calculator below to estimate your payable for each training type after using any government funding and SkillsFuture Credits:


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Estimated Fee Payable
Singaporeans and PRs are eligible for up-to-70% funding for tuition fees. This is an estimate of total course fees payable after SkillsFuture Funding. It is based on the accuracy of information you provided. All grants/SFC payments are subject to SSG approval.

$2000
Price represents total course fee payable and is inclusive of tuition, course materials, and GST. SFC claims must be made to SSG 3 days in advance of course start date. Please note SSG grants are only applicable to eligible learners over 25 years of age.

JDMS accepts all major payment methods for payment of jewellery coursesJDMIS accepts Grab Paylater, Atome, and Shopback PaylaterJDMIS accepts all major payment methods, including multiple installment plan services that will allow you to spread your payments in multiple interest-free installments.

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Frequently asked questions:

  • What is the difference between Blended Learning and e-Learning Modes of Study +

    The Blended Learning is a new option where less physical attendance is required to complete the course. The majority of your learning will take place through structured asynchronous (self-study) learning on our online platform. Once you have completed the required online lessons, you will attend scheduled classroom sessions at JDMIS’ campus (in Singapore) where core techniques and knowledge are reinforced under the guidance of our expert instructors.

    Similar to the Blended Learning, participants of the e-Learning Course will go through self-directed and self-paced learning through our structured online course. After completing the required self-study, participants will attend scheduled live online sessions with an expert instructor and a small group of other online learners.

    In general, the total duration of e-Learning courses is slightly shorter than their blended-learning counterparts due to the absence of physical class attendance. This makes the e-learning courses more affordable, and also a suitable choice for individuals who do not have the option of joining us at the JDMIS Singapore campus.

    For more detailed explanation on the Blended Learning and e-Learning, please visit our Training Mode explainer page.

  • How will the schedules work? +

    Most of your jewellery training will be delivered through HD-quality recordings that you can view at your own pace and convenience. Live session with the instructor (physical for Blended, and online for eLearning) will be scheduled in between or near the end of the course to reinforce your mastery of key concepts.

  • What if I have questions during self-study? +

    The learners from each course will receive access to an exclusive WhatsApp Group where you can get feedback from instructors and engage in discussions with your fellow students. You can also raise your questions during the live lessons with the instructors.

  • How much time do I need to study a week? +

    As most of the course is self-paced, you conduct your study at your own pace that suits your learning style. but the general recommended duration is 1-2 days a week.
  • Are the tools & materials included? If not, how much do I need to pay? +

    The cost of tools and materials is already included in the course fee. All students will receive the same tool kit that they will need to complete their course efficiently. For Singaporean and PRs, the amount will be invoiced and paid separately because tools & materials fees are not covered by SSG funding. Overseas students doing the online only/e-Learning option are eligible to opt out of purchasing the toolkit by letting our registrar know at the time of your registration.

  • How will my assignment be graded and what do I need to pass? +

    You are responsible for completing the online lessons before attending the live sessions with JDMIS instructors. Each course has several milestone assignments which you need to complete and submit by specified deadlines in order for your instructors to review and provide feedback.

    In order for your instructors to review your assignments and provide feedback, you need to take photos/scans of your completed work (design or jewellery piece) and submit them onto the JDMIS online assessment portal.

    You need to obtain an average mark of 60% or higher to pass the course and receive your Certificate of Completion.

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