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Jewellery Designer

Jewellery Designers conceptualise and design prototypes and details for the manufacture of jewellery, watches, spectacles, homewares, trophies and silverware, using metals, precious stones, plastics, engraving, casting and fabrication, to develop designs for mass or batch production or one-off commissions.

Overview

Jewellery Designers conceptualise and design prototypes and details for the manufacture of jewellery, watches, spectacles, homewares, trophies and silverware, using metals, precious stones, plastics, engraving, casting and fabrication, to develop designs for mass or batch production or one-off commissions.

Day-to-day

  • determines the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders
  • undertakes product research and analyses functional, commercial, cultural and aesthetic requirements
  • formulates design concepts for jewellery
  • prepares sketches, diagrams, illustrations, plans, samples and models to communicate design concepts
  • negotiates design solutions with clients, management, sales and manufacturing staff
  • selects, specifies and recommends functional and aesthetic materials, production methods and finishes for manufacture
  • details and documents the selected design for production
  • prepares and commissions prototypes and samples
  • supervises the preparation of patterns, programmes and tooling, and the manufacture process.

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To become a Jewellery Designer

  • You can work as a Jewellery Designer without formal qualifications, however, a formal qualification in jewellery design, jewellery manufacture, visual art or another related field may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

    Take a Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design

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