Classical Jewellery Design Certificate Online

Multiply the value and speed of your designs with must-know principles and techniques

Solid Jewellery Foundation

Fun, therapeutic and beginner-friendly

Great design is the foundation of high-value jewellery. This course aims to give students the necessary foundations to develop aesthetic appreciation, high standards and skills in creative drawing and essential jewellery knowledge.

22 hours of HD content

Carefully filmed and edited to the highest quality , accompanied by 35 printable hand-outs

Expert Instructor

Taught by Tanja Sadow, Dean of JDMIS, with over 4 decades of training experience

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The course includes real-time grading of assignments (worth S$200)

Modular Progression

5 Modules that can be purchased separately

Professional Certification

Learners can obtain an e-Certificate endorsed by JDMIS upon completing the course and final test.

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Take the first step as a jewellery designer by learning about jewellery terms, a designer’s tools, and basic drawing techniques and methods of creative idea generation.

Module 2

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.

Module 3

Learn about the different gemstone cutting styles, how you can draw each of them systematically and accurately as well as how to estimate the cost of the gemstones used in your designs.

Module 4

Learn the myriad ways designers can ‘set’ their gems into jewellery, draw different setting styles, and how the jewellers convert and manufacture your drawings into real jewellery!

Module 5

Understanding common design principles to evaluate and plan your jewellery lines. We wrap up all of the content and recommend your next steps to practice and implement the skills you have learned.

Expert Instructor

Tanja Sadow G.J.G.,  is an award winning jewellery designer 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

Professional Certificate

This online programme is adapted from JDMIS’ most popular Certificate Course, Classical Jewellery Design 1 – Creative Drawing and Essential Jewellery Knowledge. It will cover the same topics and confer the same Professional Certification as the one in class (after successfully completing the final test).

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This online certification course is $950 SGD (appx 700 USD). You can also purchase and unlock each of the 5 Modules as you go. Start with Module 1: Basic drawing and tracing, at only 150 SGD (110 USD)

This course includes 22 hours of HD video content, 35 hand-outs and assignment grading/ comments from the instructor. 

The course tools & materials are not included, but can easily be bought by yourself or you can purchase the entire toolkit directly from JDMIS. For details please click here.

Participant who completes all 5 modules as well as passes the final assessment will receive an official e-Certificate in Classical Jewellery Design 1 from JDMIS, well-recognised by the Jewellery Industry in Singapore and international.

This course is completely beginner-friendly and teaches you from the most basic to advanced creative and drawing techniques. Participants, however, will need working/professional level of English in order to follow the medium of teaching.

The best jewellery artists often need good training in traditional jewellery design, and find they use them personally and professionally throughout their career. Having a strong foundation in classical jewellery design not only provides the confidence to secure a full-time career as a jewellery designer, but aso to take part in competition or  further learning in Digital Jewellery Design (CAD) or Jewellery Diploma/Degree Programmes.


The Jewellery Design and Management International School (JDMIS) is the only educational institution in Singapore to focus exclusively on the jewellery arts and the largest specialized jewellery school in South-East Asia.

JDMIS offers internationally recognized professional certifications, diplomas and advanced diplomas in jewellery design, fabrication and business that lead to employment, entrepreneurship, and academia. JDMIS has trained over 20,000 jewellery professionals with over 4,500 students from 42 countries. Read more