Designer (CAD)Jewellery Designer

Jewellery CAD Designer

Preferably 12th standard pass

Training in computer operations is required

Certified training for Designer (CAD) (programme aligned to G&J/Q 2303 released by the Gem & Jewellery Skills Council of India)

Prior experience in the role is preferredFreshers will be provided with training

The task a Designer(CAD) is expected to perform include: Creating a range of basic jewellery design by hand, using CAD (Computer Aided Design) software

Produce a range of 3 dimensional (3D) jewellery designs that are practical for manufacturing

Provide detailed information regarding the dimensions, materials, manufacturing specifications, etc.

Understanding of the technical drawings of jewellery shapes

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

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

Ability to stay well informed and up to date on the latest software and design tools for jewellery

Knowledge of the manufacturing process of jewellery

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 every day. This may vary from company to company. Shift system may be 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 - 5,000 - 7,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 yearsexperience - 10,000 - 12,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The industry is finding it more and more difficult to get skilled people on board. There is 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 means there will be a huge demand for Designer (CAD).

Jewellery manufacturing units

Retail jewellery stores

Jewellery designers are in demand across the country.

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The Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ)

Indian Diamond Institute

Asiatic Centre of Gemological Services

Indian Institute Of Gemology

GIA India Laboratory Pvt. Ltd.

Pearl Academy

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