Jewellery Design & Manufacturing L2 at COSDEF Arts and Crafts Centre Namibia

Jewellery Design & Manufacturing L2 at COSDEF Arts and Crafts Centre Namibia

What is Jewellery Design & Manufacturing L2?

Industry operators manufacture jewellery or silverware using precious or semi-precious metal and stones. Products include fine jewellery, costume jewellery, badges and medals. Operators may also mint coins; cut diamonds and gems; and manufacture, engrave, chase or etch jewellery or precious metal.


Today, we look closer at the Level 2 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing and Design, a uniquely comprehensive technical skills course which teaches you the basics of making and designing professional quality jewellery needed for a career in the jewellery trade or to set up as a jewellery designer-maker.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I join jewellery?

In order to become a jewellery designer, aspirants can pursue a course at the undergraduate (UG) or postgraduate (PG) level. Popular UG courses that candidates can pursue at the UG level include BDes in Jewellery Design, BSc in Jewellery Design, BA in Jewellery Design and BVoc in Jewellery Design.

What is jewelry design and manufacture?

The aim of the course is to prepare students for the South African Jewellery Industry in design, manufacturing, marketing and managerial capacities while fostering a South African design ethic that does not rely on mass plagiarism of imported images.

How is designer jewelry made?

Designer jewelry is frequently made by hand by artisan jewelers. Sometimes, a jewelry designer or jewelry design company will employ a team of master model makers to create prototypes of a design that can be mass produced. In some instances, a celebrity will launch a collection of designer jewelry.

What is jewellery engineering?

Jewellery engineers give an attractive look to jewellery before it arrives in the market. To understand the jewellery industry in a better way, one must have an idea of three major levels in the jewellery domain: Mining. Production. Distribution or retail.

Is Jewelry Design hard?

It’s easier than you think. It might seem impossible to become a jeweler designer without years of training and amazing art skills, but this is far from the truth. In reality, starting a fine jewelry line has never been easier.

What is Jewellery design course?

Jewellery Design is a field in which a candidate is taught to conceptualise jewellery designs and manufacturing of different jewellery products. Students are trained for cutting gems, engraving and polishing of noble metals.

What is a Jewellery designer called?

Jewelry designers are also called by various names, like goldsmiths, gold workers, silversmith, silverworker, or simply makers or shapers. Take note that not all designers craft their own designs, and not all makers or shapers design their own pieces of jewelry.

How many years does it take to become a Jewellery designer?

And while you can expect to be in school for up to six years, the good news is there’s a lot of flexibility to jewellery design courses.

What qualifications are needed for Jewellery design?

While no minimum or mandatory academic qualifications are prescribed, a background (degree, certificate or diploma) in jewellery design, jewellery-making and production, graphic design, textile design, fashion design, silversmithing or other similar craft-based skills are very useful.

Are jewellery designers in demand?

The market demand in India for jewellery designers is so high that it seems like an evergreen career path. Jewellery designing is a highly rewarding profession.

Are jewelry designers in demand?

While there will always be demand for customized and boutique jewelry, this niche market is not predicted to create many jobs or generate significant economic growth. Experienced jewelers may become master jewelers, supervisors, or managers with large manufacturers, design studios, or retail stores.

What is the work of Jewellery designer?

Jewellery designers design and make jewellery using a variety of materials, including gold, silver and precious stones. You could either produce designs for mass production, make jewellery in small numbers or create bespoke pieces commissioned by a client.

What is the work of jewelry designer?

Jewelry designers work with precious metals, diamonds, beads and gemstones to create wearable pieces of art. A jewelry designer may create one-of-a-kind pieces for high-end jewelers or an entire line for a mass-market fashion designer.

What is private label jewelry?

A private label jewelry manufacturer is a company that makes jewelry on behalf of a partner business — typically emerging jewelry designers wanting to venture online or a retailer who wants jewelry products labeled and packaged as their own custom brand name.

Is jewelry a good business?

Fine jewellery is an incredibly lucrative market, with costs per item being far higher than that of costume/fashion alternatives. While fine jewellery accounts for a greater proportion of sales than all others, it also entails significant start-up costs. Precious gems and metals are expensive.