Launch Your Jewelry Design Career Today At NYJDI

NYJDI has developed an entrepreneurial focus to the curriculum, for those looking into a career in jewelry design.
The ABCs: Art, Business, and CAD are the three pillars that will be easy to remember what our curriculum is about. Our full program is circular, not linear; there is no starting or ending point, which allows students to gravitate to what they need to learn. Our program makes it easier for students to become great, well-rounded jewelry designers, standing out among their competition.
Below is a list of all our classes and workshop grouped under the ABC’s. You can begin where you need to.
Our initial recommendation is to start the classes in order listed below. If you feel you want to start with at the most basic class, Rapid Rendering is the place to begin and can be taken anytime, even if you are an experienced jewelry designer. Most of our classes are offered privately to accommodate your training schedule.

The “A” in the ABCs aligns with art, and a designer’s ability to create hand-painted and digital executions of a vision.


The “B” refers to the business side of jewelry design. A designer can have great talent and vision, but without being business savvy, it is hard to achieve success.


The “C” refers to CAD (Computer Aided Design) NYJDI helps take your designs from beautiful hand rendering and/or 2D computer drawings into Jewelry CAD and finally 3D printing and casting for a final piece of jewelry.


Upcoming Classes:

Advanced Rendering
Business of Jewelry Design
Building your Jewelry Collections
Domestic & Global Jewelry Manufacturing
Illustrator for Jewelry Designer (2D)
Jewelry Marketing & Branding
Jewelry Merchandising
Jewelry Photography
Jewelry Through the Decades
Jewelry Marketing & Branding
Mastering the Sales Process
Photo Editing & Retouching
Photoshop Design I for Design Presentation
Photoshop II for Design Animation
Practical Guide to Buying Gemstones
Rapid Rendering
Shaper Pro & Retoplogy
Sketching & Watercolor Techniques in Photoshop
Traditional Watercolor Techniques
Understanding Jewelry CAD (3D)
Unearthing Color
World of Watches
ZBrush for Sculpting

What You Will Learn at NYJDI

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