Jewellery Industry Overview & Scope

The Gems and Jewellery industry in India is the backbone of the economy by being one of the major contributors towards the export led growth of India. The industry has gained global popularity because of its talented craftsmen, its superior practices in cutting and polishing fine diamonds and precious stones and its cost-efficiencies.

Jewellery designing, manufacturing and trading has been an integral part of our society since time immemorial, and with it has evolved interest in creativity, precision, knowledge of precious and semi-precious stones that was initially confined only to royals and the upper echelons of society. The Jewellery Design course at ARCH is the epitome of excellence in delivery, facilitating the learning of students by generously exposing them to the traditional crafts of India alongside technology, and inspiring their engagement with the creation of captivating objects of desire.

Jewellery Design is flourishing as a lucrative career like never before and Jaipur is a design, production and market hub for jewellery. We have the designers, the craftsmen, the materials and the investment.

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Sectoral Highlights

  • India is the largest gems and jewellery market in the world. The jewelry industry is rapidly booming. With new styles in constant demand, jewellery design is becoming a challenging and lucrative profession.
  • A jewellery designer possess knowledge about diverse kinds of stones, color schemes in jewellery, design themes, presentation and framing, designing individual jewellery pieces, men’s jewellery, costume jewellery, jewellery costing, etc.
  • The job requires constant study of trends in order to infuse fashion statement into the piece that suits different occasion.
  • Jewellery designers prepare sketches - by hand or on the computer- to conceptualize the design. After consulting with the customer or the manufacturing team, designer creates detail drawings, a structural model, computer simulations, or a full-scale prototype. Designs are created on regular or floral patterns and then generate forms by connecting different structures together. The range of raw materials is exhaustive - from economical and easily available stuff like paper, wood, terracotta, jute, to highly priced crystals!
  • Jewellery designers work in jewellery designing house, export house, fashion house or work freelance.



Affiliations & Authorizations:

  • University of Rajasthan

    University of Rajasthan

  • Rajasthan ILD Skills University

    Rajasthan ILD Skills University

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Student Work & Recognition

Khushboo Soni
Khushboo Soni

ARCH alumna of 3-year jewellery design course, Khushboo Soni won the third prize at JAS (Jewellers Association Show), Jaipur. The Royal Charm was the name of her design which was inspired by vintage and antique perfume bottle. Her design is a men's multi-purpose jewellery.

Her design got sponsored by Motisons Jewellers. This design has multiple wearing options, it can be worn as a pendant, brooch, wrist watch. It also has a pen-drive and pen & cotton womb for fragrance.

Riddhi Choudhary
Work by Riddhi Choudhary

Jewellery designed by Riddhi Choudhary for ORRA was worn by Hollywood Celebrity, Paula Patton (above), at the Academy Awards 2014 (OSCARS). Riddhi is currently working as a Designer with ORRA Diamond Jewellery in Mumbai.

Rupal Gupta
Work by Rupal Gupta

A Finalist for the ‘Swarovski Elements Jewellery Design Award 2012’ with her piece ‘Medusa’.

Shaifali Katta
Work by Rita Burman

Won the ‘World Gold Council Jewellery Design Award’ for her Necklace and Earrings set.

Shaifali Katta
Work by Shaifali Katta

ARCH Jewellery Student, won JAS Jewellery Show 3rd Prize in Student Category

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