Advanced Rendering
(Rapid Rendering II)

Advanced Rendering (8) Session

Students pick up where they left in Rapid Rendering class and focus towards building a portfolio and designing collections. This course has a strong emphasis on ring designs and rendering rings with top, front and side views, pave settings, rendering phenomenal stones with proper pencil colors and proportions.,


  • Draw and render faceted gemstones and cabochons.
  • Illustrate surfaces, shapes, and textures in white and yellow metal.
  • Make realistic renderings by understanding the behavior of light and shade.
  • Students will leave with renderings for their portfolio.


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Niyati Mehta

About the Instructor

Niyati Mehta was born into a family steeped in the gem and jewelry business for three generations. She honed her natural interest and flair for design by initially creating pieces for the family business and then by training in Mumbai, India, and in New York. She taught at Gemological Institute of America in Mumbai where she was a special consulting instructor for jewelry design and rendering. With 15 years of diverse experience, she now designs customized pieces with diamonds, color gemstones and pearls set in precious metals for private clients, and bridal jewelry for a firm in New York.


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