Lucrative salaries, a glamorous lifestyle and hot job opportunities make it a perfect time to consider jewellery design as a career, says Mira Gulati, founder and principal designer, Mirari. “This industry is at an exciting juncture as the consumers are looking beyond gold and not just buying items as an investment,” says Pooja Roy Yadav, founder, NIMAI
What you study Students learn stone cutting, engraving, polishing, testing quality of precious metals and gems, electroplating, metal colouring, anodising, enamelling and stone setting. Management basics are covered in degree courses.
Career Prospects “One can find work in gem retailing, research and development organisations, material purchase logistics, manufacturing industry, jewellery houses, precious stones consultancies, and antique houses,” she says.
Skills Required “Dexterity, attention to detail, good hand-eye coordination, commercial awareness, and positive temperament are important,” says Ajit Bhandari, course leader, undergraduate jewellery design, Pearl Academy, Jaipur.