Career in India jewellery designing

Career in jewellery designing in India offers an exciting career options for aspiring young designers. Jewellery designing is an art of designing and making jewellery, stone cutting, engraving and polishing etc.

Why career in jewellery designing?

Career in jewellery designing is one of the most lucrative professions today. India is the biggest consumer of gold in the world with revenues currently estimated at over $13 billion. India consumes 20 percent of world gold consumption. Jewellery designing industry in India has been described as the fastest & ever growing industry. In India Jewellery designing industry gives employment to 1.3 million people

Pre-requisite for career in Jewellery designing

Some of the premier institutes all over India provide diploma courses in Jewellery designing after completing graduation in any stream. Many institutes offer short-term courses after completing X or XII standards. The various types of courses would give essential information on colour coding schemes, polishing & finishing, drawing techniques & ornament making and designing etc.

The course duration may vary from 3 months to 3 years. Jewellery designing Institutes are now using computerized programmes like jewel cad, AutoCAD, Auto cam, etc.

Available opportunities in Jewellery designing

  • Goldsmith: - Goldsmith makes jewellery for oneself or for someone else. He has the ability to make any standard jewellery.
  • Fashion Jeweller: - A fashion Jeweller work area involves designing accessories and making jewellery for the fashion industry.
  • Jewellery Designer: - Jewellery Designer work involves preparing sketches by hand or on the computer as per specifications of the customers. He uses computer-aided design (CAD/CAM) programmes to create designs.
  • Lapidary: - Lapidary work involves cutting precious stones, making them shine and carving gem material in them.

Job Prospects in Jewellery Designing

The students after completing the course can find excellent career options in jewellery designing house, export house, fashion house, freelance designing or at the same time opening their own production house. One can also find employment with the renowned names in jewellery brands such as Gili, Enchante, Nakshatra, Tanishq, D-damas and Swarovski. There are various websites where you can view India?s Jewellery designing industry jobs. After uploading your resume on these websites you can apply for various Jewellery designing industry jobs and enable employers to find you. List of various Jewellery designing industry jobs websites are

Where to study?

Some of the major institutions, Colleges and Universities in India offering courses on Jewellery designing are

Jewellery Designing Colleges , Institutions and Universities in India

Name & Address


Aalisha Polytechnic
L-2/47, New Mahavir Nagar,
Quter Ring Road Vikas Puri New Delhi 110018

Aligarh Muslim University
Uttar Pradesh

Ph: 440994, 400220
Telex: 564230 

Apeejay Institute of Design
54 Tughlakabad Inst. Area Mehrauli- Bdarpur Road ,
New Delhi 110018


Arch Gemology and Jewellery Institute
D-96, Madho Singh Circle Bani Park , Jaipur

Phone : 0141-2520683, 2520551, 3296203, 3223932
Web Site :

Ph: 208114

Arch Gemology and Jewellery Institute
B-69 University Marg, Janta Sotre Circle
Bapu Nagar, Jaipur

Ph: 519861

Dr. Dhamambal Government Polytechnic for Women

Canada Indian Institutional Co-operation Project Tharamani Chennai - 600 113

Phone: 235 0913.

Department of Geology

St. Xavier's College, Mumbai - 400001

ENSIGN - The Jewel Design Institute
City Tower, Mall Road, Netaji Subhash Place, Pitampura, New Delhi - 110088

Phone: 011 273 56206
Tele fax: +91 11 273 55207

Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council Rajasthan Bhavan,
Jaipur 302003


Gemological Institute of India
29, Gurukul Chambers, 187-189,
Mumbadevi Road, Mumbai 400002

Ph: 23420039
Telefax: 23413785

Gemstones Artisans Training School
Jhalana Mahal, Jaipur 302017

International Institute of Fashion Technology

South Extension Part I, 
New Delhi

Indian Diamond Institute-
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Center of Jewellery Design & Manufacture
Katargam, GIDC, Sumul Dairy Road,
Katargam Post Box 508, Surat 395008

Phone: 480809, Fax: (0261) 48110

Ph: 22480809,27481822
Fax: 0261-2481110

Indian Gemological Institute
Nirmal Towers 10th Floor, 26,
Barakhamba Road , New Delhi 110001

Indian Institute of Gemmology
10980,East Park Road,
Karol Bagh, New Delhi

Phone: 011-23520974, 23521581, 98101-24752

Indian Gemological Institute
F 32,33, Jhandewalan, Flatted Factories Complex,
Near Jhandewalan Temple , Rani Jhansi Road ,
New Delhi 110055

Ph: 23679732

International Polytechnic for Women
A-3, South Extension Part-I,
Ring Road New Delhi 110049

Ph: 24624049 24699855 31062629
Fax: 24644500

Jhaveri Center for Diamond technology
Shri Bhagubhai Mafatlal Polytechnic,
Vile Parle West,
 Mumbai- 400 056

JD Institute of Fashion Technology
Lokayata, Hauz Khas Village ,
New Delhi 110016


Jesani Institute
Mumbai ( Maharashtra )


Jewellery Export Promotion Council
D-15 Commerce Center , Tardeo,
Mumbai 400034


Jewellery Design and Technology Institute
A-89, Sector-2, Noida

Ph: 95120-2540571/72/73
Fax: 2540578

Jewellery Design and Technology Institute
F-11, South Extension, Part I Delhi 110049

Ph: 30941353 30941354
Fax: 51646893

Jewellery Design and Technology Institute
C-021B, DLF Super Mart-I, DLF City
Phase-IV, Gurgaon

Ph: 9811100251,
95124-5046750 5046751

Jewellery design & Manufacture Department
3rd floor, P.V. Polytechnic,
SNDT Women's university,
 Juhu Campus, Santa Cruz west,

Jewellery Product Development Center
D-15, Commerce Center , Tardeo
Mumbai 400034


Jewellery Product Development Center Jhandewalan,
Flatted Factories Complex Rani Jhansi Road ,
New Delhi 110055


National Institute of Design (NID)
Paldi, Ahmedabad ( Gujarat ) 

NIFT Opp. Gulmohar Park Hauz Khas, New Delhi

Tel: (011) 6966431,6965080,6965059.

Fax: 6851198

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
Chethana Bhavan,
Nanpally, Hyderabad-1

S.N.D.T. University ( Women College )
Nathibai Thackersey Road , Mumbai 400020


Small Industries Service Institute
65/1, GST Road, Chennai 600032


SG Jhaveri Center for Diamond Technology
Irfa, Juhu Road,
Vile Parle (W), Mumbai 400056


Shinghar Institute
Howrah , Kolkata ( West Bengal )


Sidhar Institute of Gemology


The Jasami Department of Jewellery Design & Manufacture
SNDT Women's University Campus, 
Juhu Rd, Santa Cruz (W), 
Mumbai 400054 (Maharashtra)

Vakall's Academy of Jewellery Design,
114, Arun Chambers,
  Tardeo Road , 
Mumbai ( Maharashtra )

Wigan Fashion School ,
Wigan and Leigh College ( India ) LTD., 
Nehru Place , 
New Delhi


As a trainee in jewellery designing you can start with Rs.8, 000-Rs.10, 000 per month. In about a year your salary would be Rs.20, 000-Rs.30, 000 per month. With an experience of around five years, one can earn about Rs.30, 000 ?Rs.40, 000 per month.

The future

India?s jewellery designing industry aims to grow to $16 billion by 2010.Students have to work very hard to get recognized in the industry