Become a Jewelry Designer

You will learn what a jewelry designer does and how to design and make jewelry, how to develop your skills to succeed in a jewelry design career, how to get hired for a job as a jewelry designer, and how to start your own jewelry design business and get clients.

What Happens in the Jewelry Designer Certificate Course

The Jewelry Designer Certificate course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Jewelry Designer). Unlike some traditional jewelry design classes, this course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time online Jewelry Designer Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Jewelry Designer Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The Jewelry Designer Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Jewelry Designer Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

How to Become a Jewelry Designer

In this course, you will learn how to become a jewelry designer, including how to start your own jewelry design business. Topics covered in the Jewelry Designer Certificate Course include the following:

Learning the Basics of Jewelry Design

  • Types of Jewelry Items
  • Varieties of Jewelry Materials
  • Equipment and Supplies for Creating Jewelry
  • The Design Process from Idea to Prototype
  • Making Your Own or Outsourcing Production

Developing Techniques

  • Enhancing Your Aesthetic Sense and Creativity
  • Sketching by Hand Versus Computer-Aided Design
  • Learning by Doing
  • Formal and Informal Ways to Master Your Craft

Getting Hired as a Jewelry Designer

  • Types of Employers and Responsibilities of Design Employees
  • Best Ways to Find Job Openings
  • Preparing Your Portfolio and Samples
  • Powerful Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews

Starting Your Own Jewelry Design Business

  • Choosing a Unique Concept and Name
  • Your Business Plan
  • Start-Up Budgeting and Funding
  • Finding and Setting Up Your Workspace
  • Setting Prices, Getting Orders, Accepting Payment and Fulfilling Orders
  • Getting Help: Employees, Contractors, Manufacturers and Consignments

Marketing Your Designs

  • Website, Catalogs and Other Marketing Tools
  • Private Clients, Craft Shows/Galleries or Wholesale?
  • Industry Tradeshows and Hiring a Sales Rep

What Is Included in the Jewelry Designer Certificate Course

This all-inclusive Jewelry Designer Certificate Course package includes:

  • Registration for the Jewelry Designer Certificate Course
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Jewelry Designers for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Jewelry Designer Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Jewelry Designer (e-book edition)

Register for the Jewelry Designer Certificate Course

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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

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About a Career as a Jewelry Designer

Imagine having a rewarding, high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to design beautiful jewelry. Welcome to the world of the professional jewelry designer!

As a jewelry designer you will have the satisfaction of making your vision a reality. You can be a style leader who sets new trends when you become a jewelry designer, especially if your jewelry is sold in popular retail stores or worn by celebrities. Or you might be a jewelry artist who earns a lucrative income selling hand-made jewelry to buyers who appreciate your work and are willing to pay more for unique pieces.

If you start your own jewelry design business you will enjoy the flexibility and freedom of being your own boss, plus your earning potential is almost unlimited. And perhaps most importantly your jewelry design “work” will be fun, interesting, and personally rewarding. As long as you have the desire, you can become a jewelry designer.

Whether your goal is to develop a name for yourself in celebrity circles, to work behind the scenes for a big designer label, or to set yourself up in a studio designing one-of-a-kind pieces, this can help you learn how to make a living using your creativity as a jewelry designer.
Margaret Hefner, Author and Jewelry Designer who has designed for Ralph Lauren Jewelry Company and Jones New York

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Money Do Jewelry Designers Make?
    According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for jewelers and precious stone and metal workers was $39,440 in May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The highest 10 percent earned more than $67,250. As a jewelry design business owner, your income is determined by a number of factors, including: your experience, location, business model and how much revenue your jewelry design business generates. According to data from PayScale, the average income for a small business owner in the United States is $73,000 - however this can range up to $182,000 or more.
  • What Does a Jewelry Designer Do?
    As a jewelry designer you will have the satisfaction of making your vision a reality. You can be a style leader who sets new trends when you become a jewelry designer, especially if your jewelry is sold in popular retail stores or worn by celebrities. Or you might be a jewelry artist who earns a lucrative income selling hand-made jewelry to buyers who appreciate your work and are willing to pay more for unique pieces.
  • How Do I Become a Jewelry Designer?
    Earning a certificate as a jewelry designer will equip you with the principles and techniques for becoming a professional jewelry designer and starting your own jewelry design business. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Jewelry Designer Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Jewelry Designer Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional jewelry designer. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.