With the spellbound growth in the fashion industry, a lot of lucrative career options have been emerged out of this industry ensuring remarkable growth, glamour and financial success. The Indian fashion industry has now got a global recognition and respect and therefore, raised the demand of skilled manpower in this sector. Statistics tells that the Indian gem and jewellery sector of the fashion industry is growing at a rate of 30 percent annually making it the third largest jewellery market in the world. So the moral of the story is that jewellery designing sector is the all new option for youngsters to make their career in by pursuing various courses in this field.
A plenty of institutes in India offer various courses in Accessory and Jewellery Design. The popularity and quality of these courses can be well judged by the passion for this course among freshers and its need in poising today’s fashion trend. These courses may include degree courses, diploma, certificate, advanced diploma courses and postgraduate courses in Jewellery Design. The latest course that is offered by these institutes is the computer aided jewellery design course. Having some prior knowledge of CAD can also help you achieving the post graduation level at the Accessory Design and Technology courses. As these courses are normally short-term courses and does not consume much time, no such particular qualification is required to enroll in these courses other than passing 10+2. However, the eligibility criteria may vary depending on the requirements of the institutes. All you majorly need is the natural original creativity, a sharp eye for details and colors, love for fashion and a ready-to-accept attitude for the frequent technological changes. Some of the institutes that provide courses in Accessory and Jewellery Design are the Apeejay Institute of Design, Jewellery Design & Technology Institute, National Institute of Jewellery Design and Technology, etc.
Coming to the job prospects that are available after completing this course, a jewellery designer usually works for established jewelers. They can get jobs in various precious and costume jewellery-manufacturing firms, buying agencies and large jewellery exporters and showrooms. Doing some sort of internship with a couple of established jewellery designers would be a good idea to increase you job prospects in high-fashion jewellery magazines or becoming a teacher. As mentioned earlier as well, this is one of the most lucrative field where even a fresher can earn anything between Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 as his starting income.