Jewellery Designing and Career options
Over a period of time one has learnt that the most basic or go to career options will always remain medicine, engineering and many a times fashion design. Now with budding awareness and kids choosing their passion in order to be successful design industry is on the bloom with all the young talent they are coming across. Slowly over a period of time fashion schools were on a roll and then interior designing also took over slowly catching up came graphic designing and so on career options kept getting interesting.
Earlier a few select families ran the business of jewellery designing and jewellery making. Moreover, the technical knowledge associated with this trait was kept a closely guarded secret and passed on from generation to generation. However, all that has changed. The current boom experienced by this industry has commercialised this art and opened new boundaries for job seekers. Jewellery designing is a very new and on the rise kind of a field, very few institutions provided courses for Jewellery in the beginning and now looking back every institution has come up with this field giving enough opportunity. You can pursue Masters, Bachelors, Diploma etc in this field along with a Ph.D. option abroad.
If you think that fashion and Jewellery go hand in hand and have a keen interest in intricate and delicate designing and absolutely love bling then this field of study is for you. Jewellery today is more of a fashion statement or you can say a reflection of who you are. In this context, different personalities and different senses of style have revolutionised the traditional gold jewellery and modernised it to the taste of the new era.
The boom in the gems and jewellery industry has brought innumerable employment opportunities for jewellery designers. After the successful completion of your course, you can easily find vacancies in this industry. You can also start your own freelance designing business or set up your own retail and trading unit. The field of Jewellery designing does not just confine to designing Jewellery but it opens up doors into many career opportunities like –
- Jewellery Designer (Fine or Contemporary or Costume)
- Fashion Jeweller (specialises in Jewellery Design for Fashion Industry)
- Jewellery Blogger
- Gemologist (Identifying and grading diamonds and gemstones)
- Jewellery Journalist
- CAD designer
- Bench Jeweller
- Visual Merchandiser
- Brand Advisor
- Diamond Grader
- Jewellery Stylist
Is it the right kind of career option for me?
If you are a person with a fair sense of design and creative imagination and have the skills to understand latest trends with sound technical knowledge, then this is a right career option for you. You can learn everything else while getting trained.
Demand and Supply
Jewellery industry is one of the most important and fast growing sector and it earns a lot of foreign exchange for our country. Indians have always thought of jewellery as an investment more than a fashion statement but now with more awareness and influence of the western culture people have now started concentrating and following new trends and looking at jewellery from a design perspective. People have now learnt that jewellery can be both a fashion statement and also investment.
Pay package of a jewellery designer can differ depending on the education and experience of every individual. For a beginner, you can expect salary to be around Rs 10,000 to 20,000. With experience, it can increase from Rs 25,000 to more. Top-rated designers can easily fetch salaries in excess of Rs 1 lakh a month. If you are working as a freelancer, then your earnings will completely depend upon your creativity and your skills in marketing your work. Here there is no limit for how much you can earn.
The entire global fashion and jewellery industry has been welcoming well-qualified jewellery designers from across the world. Luxury brands like Shaun Leane, Tiffany & Co, Cartier give opportunities to budding designers and look for people who think out of the box. With good experience and good degree and portfolio one can get immense opportunities as well as can apply for masters abroad too.