Professional Certificate: Classical Jewellery Design I


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A Creative Foundation

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

Expert Feedback

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.

Modular Learning​

Module 1

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.

4-minute Intro Video

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).

(14 customer reviews)
Bonnie B
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Sketching and tracing are fantastic for realising design ideas, the knowledge on setting and findings would be super helpful for general awareness.
Kasvi T.
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JDMIS is is a brilliant institute for someone looking out to pursue their career in gems and jewellery. The course that I did (Jewellery Design) is superb and very interesting!
Li Ling
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Very clear step-by-step on the techniques and skills and lots of useful and revelant content.
Eilieen K.
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Good teaching of techniques that enabled me to understand better how to be creative using tracing. Professional and up-to-date
Valarmathi P.
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The skills will and can be applied for all purposes, training me on patience, accuracy and eye for details


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


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