Do you love jewellery and design? Do you aspire to be a jewellery designer but don’t know where to start? Or are you just a hobbyist and wish to learn more? I’ve got some freebies for you from Jewellery Design & Management International School (JDMIS).
FREE Jewellery E-Book
Tanja Sadow, Dean of JDMIS, has created a brief introduction to the fascinating world of Gems and Jewellery! Learn about how jewellery is designed and manufactured, how gemstones are valued and even how to identify some imitation gems in this great FREE E-book!
FREE Jewellery Webinars
Introduction to Gems & Diamonds
Whether you are a lover of jewellery or specifically into gems, do you often wish you felt more confident in making your purchases? Understanding the value factors of gems not only helps you avoid being cheated by unscrupulous sellers but also helps you to better appreciate jewellery in your daily life. Sign up for this FREE Webinar to widen your horizons about the fundamentals of gemstone value.
The Arts of Jewellery Making
Worth over 3 billion dollars in Singapore alone, this sparkling industry offers so much potential for creative enjoyment and business opportunities. In this 1.5-hour HD-quality live webinar, you will gain a broad overview of 6 jewellery specializations as narrated through the condensed expertise of JDMIS’ two most veteran instructors, Tanja Sadow and Alex Zupancich.
Introduction to Pearls
Join Tanja in this 1-hour webinar to discover the many types of pearls available today, such as the popular South Sea pearls and Akoya pearls, the freshwater varieties, as well as the rare collectors’ pearl like the Conch and Melo Melo pearls. You’ll also gain an understanding of the differences between Natural, Cultured, and Imitations pearls, a newfound appreciation for the pearl cultivation process, as well as some tips to identify imitation pearls passing off as natural or cultured ones.
Founded in 2007, JDMIS is Singapore’s only specialized jewellery school that specialises in and provides end-to-end jewellery education. The school is led by founder and dean, Mrs Tanja Manuela Sadow, an award-winning designer and highly accredited renowned jewellery educator with more than 30 years of experience across the United States, United Kingdom, and Singapore. Since its establishment 15 years ago in Singapore, JDMIS has trained over 25,000 individuals and certified over 5000 students across 56 countries, as well as top local and international brands.
The Jewellery Design and Management International School (JDMIS) provides education and inspiration by means of specialised academic programmes in jewellery design, trends, marketing & management and professional skills training in traditional and new technologies for the practical manufacturing of creative, designer jewellery. Its programmes focus on developing participants’ artistic abilities, applied skills and business acumen, in-line with the needs of the industry. JDMIS trainers are experts in the skills they teach and follow a structured and up-to-date curriculum and share their comprehensive experience as practicing jewellery professionals.
The school’s Diploma programmes produce an enterprising new breed of contemporary jewellery designers who will develop into entrepreneurs or become qualified professionals primed for success in the corporate jewellery industry. JDMIS’ unique diplomas and advanced diplomas can be completed in as little as two months of intensive study, or part-time according to flexible weekday, weekend or weeknight schedules. This flexibility extends beyond graduation, and alumni enjoy the ability to return and ‘refresh’ their skills without additional training costs. For industry professionals and independent designers, JDMIS provides shorter, yet comprehensive Certificate courses in a variety of practical and business-related topics.
The jewellery school spans seven dedicated classrooms, two specialised jewellery manufacturing workshops and a computer-aided design (CAD) lab with state-of-the-art 3D jewellery software. Students and graduates also benefit from a Designer’s Lounge, a large flexible co-working space where they can meet up and practise their craft. Additionally, a fully functional retail space – the “Creative Jewellery Studio” or CJS also allows students to launch their brands and jewellery careers. For the opening event, the CJS hosted more than 30 independent local and international jewellery designers including award winners and up-and-coming talents.
Tanja Sadow is a renowned educator, an international award-winning designer and the Dean and founder of the Jewellery Design & Management International School. Tanja’s 30-year career encompasses every facet of the jewellery industry, from education to valuation and trading of gemstones and from design to manufacturing to retail of fine jewellery. Based in Singapore, Tanja provides expert consulting services to top local and international jewellery brands and has trained over 17,000 individuals to excel in the jewellery field. Today, through the Jewellery Design & Management International School, Tanja offers formal Diploma and Advanced Diploma education, professional certification for the jewellery industry and workshops, courses, and seminars on all aspects of jewellery-making. In the past year alone, Tanja and her team have taught extended programs to over 5000 students, more than 500 of which have progressed beyond the diploma-level and have already launched their own careers in jewellery.
Tanja continues to travel the world, teaching, learning and constantly building awareness and recognition for the JDMIS and her Guild of Jewellery Professionals and Artisans.
Professional Jewellery Certification (Short Courses)
Tanja Sadow, the founder and Dean of the JDMIS has developed a series of comprehensive qualifications geared for busy professionals and entrepreneurs. Flexible modular schedules, highly experienced instructors, and over 3 decades of jewellery education and business experience make JDMIS unsurpassed in the region.
Comprehensive Jewellery Diploma Certification
- Diploma in Fine Jewellery Design
- Diploma in Precious Metal Arts
- Diploma in Fashion Jewellery Arts
- Advance Diploma in Fine Jewellery Design
- Advance Diploma in Precious Metal Arts
Supported by SkillsFuture with funding up to 70% of Tuition Fees.
Jewellery training with JDMIS now enjoys generous SkillsFuture Funding. As part of a concerted effort by SkillsFuture Singapore, Workforce Singapore, Enterprise Singapore and the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and thanks to the strong support of the Singapore Jewellers Association, Jewellery Design & Management International School (JDMIS) are now supported under SkillsFuture initiatives. This development ensures that the jewellery industry in Singapore evolves with the changing economy and technologies; it enables companies and individuals to remain up to date with the latest skills and knowledge in this creative field.
All are now eligible for SkillsFuture Baseline for younger Singaporeans and Permanent Residents. Citizens over 40 can additionally avail of the SkillsFuture Mid-career enhanced training subsidies. Companies sending staff for training receive similarly generous subsidies as well as the ability to claim absentee payroll for workers they send for training. In-line with Singapore’s support for the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises, these organizations also receive enhanced support for training their employees in the latest jewellery skills.
The course tuition fees can be further offset using SkillsFuture credits given to all Singaporeans aged 25 and above in an initiative by the government to promote lifelong learning and encourage Singaporeans to take ownership of their skills development. Interested applicants can quickly determine the level of funding and payable amount for each course based on their residential status, age and SkillsFuture credits. They can then enrol and start their training using a streamlined application and administration process.
More info on JDMIS SkillsFuture Funding.