Hand Sketch Designer


Jewellery Designer

Minimum Not applicable Certified training for Hand Sketch Designer (Basic) (programme aligned to G&J/Q2303 released by Gem & Jewellery Skills Council of India)

Minimum 6 monthswork experience/on-the-job training

The tasks a Hand Sketch Designer (Basic) is expected to perform include:

Creating a range of basic jewellery design by hand, using stationery and measuring tools

Knowledge of computers and software such as MS office, internet, etc.

Understanding of the technical drawings of jewellery shapes

Knowledge of the different categories of jewellery e.g. rings, bracelets, etc.

Knowledge of regional specialities of jewellery

Knowledge of the different types of diamonds and gemstones, colours, cuts, shapes

Knowledge of the different settings in jewellery

Understanding of design utility in terms of daily wear, occasional wear, etc.

Ability to use drawing stationary and measuring tools such as pencil, eraser, scale, set squares, compass, different type of papers, tracing sheets, etc.

Ability to draw clear sketches, detailed drawings, illustrations, artwork or blueprints using drawing stationary

Ability to provide accurate information and data on the overall dimensions of diamonds and stones in terms of number, size and type


Attention to detail

Creative flare for design


Ability to work independently

Good communication skills

Team spirit

Multi-tasking ability

Decision-making skills

Attention to detail


High concentration

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Travelling is not required

Part-time work and contractual work is available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Most companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available in some organizations

Most designers are free lancers.

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards like neck strain and bad posture

For freshers -INR5,000 ?INR7,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 yearsexperience -INR10,000 -INR12,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The industry is finding it more and more difficult to hire skilled professionals, thus resulting in a shortage of skilled workers for the cluster. It is expected that the Gem and Jewellery industry would have the potential to employ about 8 million persons by 2022. This will lead to a huge increase in the demand for Hand Sketch Designer.

Jewellery manufacturing units

Retail jewellery stores

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

Indian Diamond Institute (IDI)

Indian Institute of Jewellery (IIJ)

Arch Academy of Design

Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery (IIGJ)

GIA India Laboratory Pvt. Ltd.

Gemmological Institute of India (GII)

International Gemmological Institute (IGI)

Will be updated