GIA India hosted the graduation ceremony for its jewelry design students at the Mumbai campus. Shrusshti Sharma, Director of Designers of India, was the main guest at the event.
The graduation ceremony began with an interactive session where the students talked about jewelry design and their inspirations. They also sought advice from Shrusshti on the latest trends in the jewelry industry. The ceremony culminated with the presentation of certificates to the students by Shrusshti Sharma. Addressing the students, Shrusshti said, “As jewelry designers, we have to think outside the box and also from a marketability perspective. Coupled with a solid education and practical training, you are ready to reach greater heights. »
In her message to students, Apoorva Deshingkar, Senior Manager – Education and Market Development, said, “Jewelry design is an integral part of the gemstone and jewelry industry. The GIA Jewelry Design Certificate course allows our students to discover their creative expressions and make a name for themselves. Many jewelry manufacturers and retailers have expressed a desire to work with GIA-trained jewelry designers. I would like to thank Shrusshti who agreed to share her wisdom with our students.
The GIA Jewelry Design program is a comprehensive nine-week certificate course that provides students with an in-depth understanding of the theory and art of jewelry design, teaching them the professional skills to illustrate their ideas. Students also learn advanced gemology techniques for illustrating the shape, form, and texture of metal and rendering faceted gems, pearls, colored metals, and more. They also create a portfolio of classroom projects and custom designs that are ready to present to potential clients and employers.
Khushi Solankia, student of the Jewelry Design Certificate Course, said, “I have always had a passion for design. So when I decided to pursue jewelry design, GIA was the first institute that came to my mind. The course not only taught us about design, but also about pricing. The visit of the factory allowed us to discover the practical aspects of the manufacture of jewellery. After nine weeks, I feel completely ready to enter the industry.
Jewelery Design Certificate Course student Manjot Nagi added, “The course was very helpful to me. The faculty, the infrastructure, everything was excellent. I am happy to have had the opportunity to study at GIA.
Shrusshti Sharma, Director, Designers of India, representatives from GIA India as well as GIA jewelry design students with their certificates