Everyone loves beautiful things, and precious jewelries are especially favored. There is a saying that goes: “Gems unwrought can do nothing useful”. It is the profession of jewelry designers to allow jewelries to shine their very brightest.
Jewelry designers are responsible for designing a wide variety of ornaments. The processes of designing jewelry includes painting and revising design sketches, communicating with clients and suppliers, calculating costs and more. A professional jewelry designer must have an artistic touch as well as quality appraisal skills. Moreover, he or she must have sufficient knowledge about the structures, colors and values of various gemstones as well as metal and non-metal materials to grasp optimum ways to pair and cut materials and create the best visual effect.
Although working in the creative industry, jewelry designers must still place customer demand as their priority. Hence, they must possess cooperation and communication techniques and follow market and fashion trends closely. For example, Chinese customers show special preference for gold ornaments, while Europeans prefer simple styles and fuller-figured Americans pursue exaggerated styles.
To become a jewelry designer, one must complete secondary school and take relevant design courses or enter apprenticeship. The starting salary is around HK$8,000-10,000. Experience is very important in this industry. Youngsters interested in the profession can give it a shot as it is now a golden period for the development of high-end jewelries with the surging demand for luxuries in China.Interested in this industry?
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