Jewellery Design


This Jewellery design & making program is addressed to all creatives that have an interest in learning and understanding the world of jewellery.

Methods: Lectures and hands on lab practice.

Requirements: Participants are required to purchase a basic Jeweller’s kit and drawing materials. More information will be sent upon registration.

Objective: To learn the fundamentals of Jewellery design & making by designing and creating jewellery pieces.



  1. Introduction to Jewellery making (Package) | 60 hours: Students will learn how to cut shapes, pierce, solder and polish to make a pendant. Bend metal, pull wire, make a bezel and set a stone to make a ring. Cut, pierce, solder and polish identical pieces to make earrings. This course is a discounted package of Introduction to Jewellery making I, II & III.

  2. Intermediate Jewellery making | 30 hoursStudents will learn how to pull wire to make a chain of their own design.

  3. Advanced Jewellery making | 20 hours: Students will learn how to make a crown for a solitaire ring.

  4. Hard Wax Modelling | 40 hours: Sculpt and model using different wax blocks, sheets and wire to create several wax models to make jewellery pieces.

  5. Jewellery Design I | 50 hours: Jewellery design is the art of designing jewellery using drawing and sketching techniques. This course is aimed to teach drawing skills as the basics to becoming a jewellery designer. The learning of these skills is considered essential in order to develop creativity in laying the foundations of a proper design approach.

    This introductory course to Jewellery Design is aimed for those who have a limited or no knowledge of jewellery design. The course objective is to teach students to represent the idea of a jewellery piece through sketching and pencil drawing.

    The program teaches technical drawing, students will learn the elements of pure geometry using the orthogonal projections method, and the axonometric (perspective) method representing a jewellery piece with the exact shape and size. The ultimate goal is to design an object with elaborate graphics that allow the analysis of form and function before moving on to the final process.

    After acquiring the basic skills of technical drawing and the ability to represent jewellery pieces, students will learn to freehand sketch jewellery pieces as well as adding colour to their final work. This course will include the study of the individual components of a jewellery piece and analysis of issues related to designing a jewellery collection.

    The program provides an adequate understanding of the representation of graphic languages by:

     1. Sketching

    2. Descriptive geometry

    3. Technical drawing

    4. Mixed illustration techniques

    Requirements: No prior knowledge needed

  6. Jewellery Design II | 20 hours: In this course students will learn advanced sketching and colouring techniques using watercolour pencil. Students will also be trained on real life situations; how to deal with customers from creating a design to its final presentation.

  7. Jewellery Design III | Intro to Jewellery Design 3D | 21 hours:  This course introduces CAD 3D modelling for design visualisation. Hands-on instruction will focus on digitally modelling a design with rectilinear and non-rectilinear geometry.

  8. Jewellery Design IV | Advanced Jewellery Design 3D | 51 hours:  This course teaches advanced techniques in 3D software. Students will further explore and build their ideas and digitally model and prepare files for presentation and fabrication. By the end of the course students will be able to design, model and render designs.

    Requirements: Students should have basic knowledge of computers and file management.

  9. Introduction to Stone Setting | 21 hours: Students will be introduced to the different kinds of stones and tools for stone setting. By the end of the course students will be able to set using Pavé, Bezel and Solitaire techniques practicing on unfinished Jewellery pieces and synthetic stones.

  10. Advanced Stone Setting | 48 hours: Students will learn advanced stone setting techniques. By the end of the course students will be able to set using Channel, Baguette, Prong and Greef techniques.

    JM = Jewellery Making
    JD = Jewellery Design


    Short Courses

    JM Intro I | 20 hours: Students will learn how to cut shapes, pierce, solder and polish to make a pendant.

    JM Intro II | 15 hours: Bend metal, pull wire to make a bezel and set a stone to make a ring.

    JM Intro III | 25 hours: Cut, pierce, solder and polish identical pieces to make earrings.


    There will be a discount for participants that register for more than one short course:

  1. a.  10% discount for 2 courses

  2. b. 12% discount for 3 courses

  3. c. 15% discount for 4 courses

  4. d. 18% discount for 5 courses

  5. e. 20% discount for 6 courses


Carmela Pipicelli

Studied at the State Institute of art “P. Panetta ” Locri (RC), Italy Diploma of Art Metals and Jewelry 1997-2002. Trained at FOR.AL, educational institution of Valenza, Italy. Attained her qualification level denomination Goldsmith & Designer with qualification level Specialization and her Qualification level denomination Technical embedding and jewellery typical Valencian with qualification level Specialization.

Worked at Zanotto & Co. Valenza, Italy, as a Goldsmith & Jewellery Designer for 4 years. In 2008 she moved to Amman where she started working with Karam Imseeh Jewellery Amman and in 2012 at Nabeel Sakkijha Jewellery as a designer and quality control.

Her experience in stone setting, wax modelling and computer modelling (3DMax & Rhinoceros for Jewellery and Rendering) allows her to be on top of her career designing collections and developing them into product lines.


Gabriel Sultanian

A classically trained jeweller with more than 15 years of experience in gold manufacturing and production. The mysterious allure of gemstones and desire to create beauty, led him to complete a 3 year training in jewellery making in the US. Gabriel strives for timeless wearable jewellery, his love for gemstones is evident in the way he integrates them into his jewellery. Gabriel is a specialised 3D jewellery design trainer.


Payment Procedure:

You can register and pay only in cash or cheque at Design Institute Amman. Tel. (06) 462-4625, mobile  (079)714-2020

Registration terms & conditions:

 Since space is limited early registration is advised as we follow a “first come, first serve policy”.

• In order to secure a spot a non- refundable 50% of the total amount as a downpayment is required before or by the registration deadline.

• Should you withdraw from the class before the registration deadline and paid the full amount, you will only be eligible to receive 50% of the total fees.

• Should you withdraw from the class after the registration deadline you will not be eligible to receive a refund unless you have a medical problem or an unforeseen circumstance (death in the family, accident, etc). In order to receive a refund, all necessary documentation must be presented.

• In the case of workshop cancellation by Design Institute Amman, registered students are notified by email and given a full refund of the workshop fee or credit towards another workshop or course.

• We may cancel a course no later than one week before it starts if there is low demand for the course. We will notify you by email. You can either transfer onto another available course, or wait for the next term.

• Registration deadline is 10 days before the first day of the workshop.


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