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How to Become a Jewellery designer in the UAE

What is a jewellery designer?

Jewellery Design is the art or profession of designing and creating jewellery. It is one of civilization’s earliest forms of decoration, dating back at least 7,000 years to the oldest known human societies in the Indus Valley, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. Over the centuries, the art of jewellery design has taken many forms, from the simple beadwork of ancient times, to the sophisticated metal work and gem cutting used today.

What does a jewellery designer do?

A jewellery designer either produces designs for mass production, makes jewellery in small numbers, or create bespoke pieces commissioned by a client. If the designer works for a company, it is likely that other members of staff will make their designs, but a self-employed jewellery designer would consult with commissioning clients, sketch out ideas (possibly using CAD) to help the client visualize the design, and then make those designs.

Jewellery designers also meet with galleries, store buyers and suppliers, and research both jewellery and fashion trends. It is important for designers to promote their work if they are self-employed, and there are several effective ways to do so.

What skills should a jewellery designer have?

A jewellery designer must be able to show creative thinking and vision to produce new ideas. Practical application and ability will enable designers to produce pieces which are desirable to the marketplace and work with various tools and materials.

Both hand drawing and computer design skills are required to be a successful jewellery designer nowadays, and a good eye for detail will take you far. Commercial awareness is a must, and with the right training, a designer can develop the necessary confidence and temperament to navigate the competitive business world. Negotiation skills are required to mediate with buyers and suppliers, and the ability to market oneself is also a must. Lastly, jewellery designers must feel commitment and passion for their work, as such traits will be invaluable in more challenging times.

How to become a jewellery designer in the United Arab Emirates

Istituto Marangoni, Dubai. In September 2022, International Design School Istituto Marangoni inaugurated its new campus in Dubai. A creative melting pot of Italian heritage, UAE tradition, and international influences, its campus is located inside the Dubai International Financial Centre, and offers a variety of undergraduate and professional courses in Fashion, and the various branches of design. All the courses are taught by the Institute’s team of professionals from Italy.

The school of design at Istituto Marangoni offers an exciting opportunity to fuse Italian expertise with local talent, with a view to shaping the future of the UAE fashion, design, and creative industries. Its strategic partnerships and international outlook make Istituto Marangoni the ideal place to develop your skills and learn from industry experts. With its unique network of international schools, Istituto Marangoni also offers enriching study abroad opportunities for students looking to broaden their horizons in every sense. We

How much does a jewellery designer in the UAE earn?

The salary you can expect to earn as a Jewellery designer in the United Arab Emirates does depend a lot on your level of experience and of course, your level of qualification. According to data from the Economic Research Institute, the average salary for a Jewellery designer is AED 160,517 and AED 77 and hour in UAE. Obviously the more qualified you are, the more likely you are to earn a higher salary, and on average, the highest level of education for a Jewellery designer in the UAE is a Bachelor’s Degree.      A study was also carried out to show the salary potential of a Jewellery designer in UAE over the next five years, the data from which is shown below:



Figure 1: the salary potential for a Jewellery designer in the UAE over the next five years.

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