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A jewelry designer designs and creates accessories such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings. They may use various materials like precious metals, beads, gems, stones, and crystals. First, designers create jewelry in computer-aided design (CAD) software. Jewelry can be mass-produced or custom-made through a combination of techniques like wire wrapping, soldering, welding, cutting, shaping, polishing, or engraving. Many designers also repair jewelry and appraise precious gems.

The job overview

We are seeking a jewelry designer to design and create original, eye-catching pieces for our customers. You will be responsible for designing collections, assessing inventory to determine production needs, pricing pieces, and communicating directly with customers. You may also meet with clients to discuss and sketch their ideas for custom pieces so they can visualize the final design.

Jewelry designer responsibilities

Below are some responsibilities of a jewelry designer: 

  • Design exclusive, original collections 
  • Manage the design process from start to finish 
  • Create jewelry designs using cad software
  • Communicate directly with clients 
  • Meet with clients to create custom jewelry
  • Assess current inventory and determine production needs
  • Manage production and ensure quality control with manufacturers and suppliers
  • Price pieces

Jewelry designer job qualifications and skill sets

Below are the qualifications expected of a jewelry designer:

  • A high school diploma (a bachelor’s degree may be required—specifically in art and design, fashion design, graphic design, or a related field)
  • Minimum five years of jewelry design experience
  • Excellent sketching and illustration skills 
  • Good technical knowledge of jewelry sales and merchandising 
  • Knowledge of metals and precious stones
  • Knowledge of the current market and jewelry trends
  • Good working knowledge of computer-aided design software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign with proficiency in CAD illustration
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Jewelry making techniques: metalworking, mounting, setting, soldering, shaping, polishing, engraving, and welding
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  • US$60 hourly
    Jillian I.
    Jewelry Designer
    • 5.0
    • (10 jobs)
    Warwick, RI
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    Product Development
    Fashion Design
    Graphic Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
    Hello! I am a talented, multi-faceted designer specializing in jewelry, accessories, and apparel. I have over 10 years of experience as a fashion jewelry designer working on product for specialty retailers, high-end designer lines, demi-fine, home shopping, and mass-market. I work in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to provide high quality, full color, scale renderings of your product, as well as detailed specifications for the manufacturing process. In addition to jewelry, I am also experienced in apparel renderings and tech packs, logo creation, digital illustration, and creative direction/consulting. I look forward to assisting you with your design project!
  • US$110 hourly
    Anna A.
    Jewelry Designer
    • 5.0
    • (43 jobs)
    New York, NY
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    Rhinoceros 3D
    Hand-Drawn Perspective Rendering
    Creative Direction
    Technical Illustration
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Adobe Photoshop
    3D Modeling
    I received a BFA in metal-smithing from the University of the Arts (Philadelphia) and a 3D education from the Gemological Institute of America (NYC). My years of experience designing for the nations top retail jewelers like Kay, Jared and Zales has led me down a path of designing high quality and thoughtful jewelry collections for mass market. I have a clear understanding of start to finish production for large production or one off pieces of jewelry no matter your price point. Shoot me an invite and let's get started ~ I'm excited to see your project! : )
  • US$85 hourly
    Dariia O.
    Jewelry Designer
    • 5.0
    • (59 jobs)
    Kyiv, KYIV CITY
    vsuc_fltilesrefresh_TrophyIcon Jewelry Design
    Rhinoceros 3D
    3D Printing
    Jewelry Rendering
    3D Modeling
    3D Design
    3D Rendering
    As a Jewelry Artist and Designer, I bring a wealth of experience from diverse collaborations and individual projects. My adventure in the realm of jewelry took flight at Atelier Klenota in Prague, where I oversaw the entire creative process, transforming ideas into tangible art. Since 2014, I’ve been perfecting the art of handcrafting jewelry, mastering skills such as stone setting, wax carving, casting, and the intricate process of gemstone cutting. In addition to traditional techniques, I’m adept in CAD design using Rhinoceros 3D, and I take sculpting to the next level with tools like ZBrush and Nomad for exquisite jewelry pieces. Here’s what I offer: - Innovative concept development. - Sketching original ideas. - Creating presentation drawings with gouache techniques. - Advanced CAD modeling in Rhinoceros7 and ZBrush. - Vivid 3D renderings in KeyShot. - Dynamic 3D animations to bring designs to life. - Precision in preparing STL files for casting, utilizing Materialise Magics software. I partner with jewelry brands worldwide, aiding both up-and-coming and renowned designers in crafting collections that resonate with their brand identity or infusing them with my distinctive artistic vision. I’m excited to blend my creativity with yours. Let’s embark on this artistic journey together—it’s time to create! Education: MA, Bachelor. Graduated from the Academy of Applied ART (craft) (Czech Republic) faculty Jeweller - Designer. Certificated - Sculpting in Zbrush for Jewelers, 3D Rendering in KeyShot for Jewelers by DESIGN.PRO Jewelry design School.
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