Vikram Kumar Rai

What type of career options available for Gems and jewellery

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RE: What type of career options available for Gems and jewellery

Deepali Tandon
Deepali Tandon
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Hello Vikram

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Career in Gemology & jewellery Design

There are some of us who moan and dwindle our thumbs in Impatience during every visit to the jewellery shop, while our Mothers admire the thousands of glittering precious pieces of the Earth. And there are some of us, who would drag our mothers to The shop, gaining immense pleasure each time the salesman brings Out a new design and could spend hours marveling at those Jewels! As you would have guessed, those of you who fall in the Latter nurse a passion for jewels and hence, a career in this field is obviously your true Calling!

While gemologists are more craft-oriented, jewelry designers focus more on the Aesthetics and the pattern of arrangement of jewels in their piece of jewellery such as Necklaces, bracelets, earrings etc. As a gemologist, you will be involved in giving shape To gemstones, making gem sculptures, exporting jewels etc. In the profession of a Jewellery designer, you will be creating new patterns using your imagination, mixing and Matching different combinations of jewels, creating new types of adornment and also, be In constant interaction with crafts persons and gemologists. This profession is expected To grow by leaps and bounds in the near future owing to rising consciousness for fashion.

Skills require for Gems and jewellery career

Gemology/jewellery designing, one Needs to possess the following personality Traits:

  • High power of observation
  • Eye for detail and Precision
  • Ability to concentrate for long span Of hours
  • Color sensitivity
  • Aesthetic sense and Artistic ability
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Inclination to learn constantly

Job opportunity

One has high chances of making it big through Sheer hard work and talent by opting for this Career. Employment avenues are in:

  • Jewellery houses like debeers , naksharta Etc
  • Export houses of gems
  • As gem consultant
  • Independently as a freelancer
  • Under an established jewellery Designer/gemologist

Educational Requirement

The career Chronology would be:

  • Clearance of senior Secondary school from CBSE, ISC or any Equivalent board in Any stream.
  • Pursuing an Undergraduate course Of a duration of four Years in fine art,
  • Leading to a Bachelor’s in Fine art With a specialization In jewellery design.
  • Pursuing a diploma Course in Gemology Or jewellery Designing, after a Basic undergraduate Degree, preferably in Fine Art.
  • For taking up Research in this field Pursuing an Undergraduate Degree in chemistry, Geology or physics. Various postgraduate And Certificate courses in Diamond technology;
  • Planning and Marketing, hard shape Grooving, diamond Trade management etc are also available.

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