Analyses and separates diamonds from simulants, laboratory-grown and potentially HPHT treated natural diamonds.
Illustrate your way to a promising future. Learn how to take your great ideas and illustrate them just like professional designers.
GIA established the 4Cs (Cut, Clarity, Color, Carat Weight) - the global standards for evaluating diamond quality.
Jewellery designing is an important part of the gem and jewellery industry, and the designer is the very soul of it. Take your imagination and creativity to another level and make your designs come alive with GIA as your guide. Your designs may just be the next big thing the world is waiting for.
In this intensive nine-week course, instructors teach creative and technical hand-rendering skills needed to begin a career as a custom jewellery designer. Jewellery design theory helps students acquire a working knowledge of jewellery artistry. Skills covered include: illustrating the shape, form and texture of metal; working with drafting tools; and rendering yellow and white metals as well as a range of faceted and cabochon gemstones and pearls. Instructors show how to illustrate rings in five different views and how to keep design ideas flowing. At the completion of this course, you will have a hand-developed portfolio of your work and a digital copy to show prospective employers and clients.
Develop sources of inspiration.
Understand jewellery design theory and artistry.
Illustrate shape, form, and texture of metal.
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Render faceted gems, pearls, coloured metals, etc.
Learn traditional drafting techniques.
Create a portfolio of class projects and custom designs that is ready for presentation to potential clients and employers.