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Discover the World of Jewelry Findings at NYJDI

April 19, 2017

  Did you know that earring posts used to be much thicker – because back in the day, women pierced their ears using sewing needles? And because clothing was also thicker and more course, sewing needles had to be too! The pins used on brooches had to be much sturdier for the same reason. Today, Read More…


Jewelry Designers: Learn to Buy Diamonds and Gems Like a Pro!

March 23, 2017

The New York Jewelry Design Institute (NYJDI) and Harmony Academy have teamed up to offer jewelry designers two weekend diamond and gem classes during April 2017.   In both courses, instructors place emphasis on teaching trade secrets, valuable insider information, and various practical ways to identify and evaluate gemstones.   Practical Guide to Buying Diamonds, Read More…


NYJDI Brings Designer Trilogy Course to New York, with a Focus on Jewelry Branding, Sales and Business

March 1, 2017

The New York Jewelry Design Institute (NYJDI) is the education destination for those looking to start their own business or refine and learn new skills in the jewelry and gem trade. As part of the school’s commitment to excellence, a new trilogy course has been launched to teach business essentials for budding designers. The three Read More…


Award Winning Jewelry Designer, Kristin Hanson, Brings Her Knowledge to Jewelry Designers at NYJDI

February 15, 2017

NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 08, 2017 Internationally recognized fine jewelry designer, Kristin Hanson, will be teaching a four-session course, curated for jewelry designers at the New York Jewelry Design Institute (NYJDI). Putting the spotlight on students looking to develop their own signature collection of fine jewelry. Hanson’s class will help identify the source of Read More…


A-Z Jewelry Photography

January 29, 2017

Anyone who takes pictures of jewelry can attest to the trickiness of the subject. Now, the New York Jewelry Design Institute is hosting a two-day workshop in March specifically aimed at jewelry designers who want to up their photo know-how. Fashion photographer Janusz Kawa, whose work has appeared in publications like French Vogue, Australian Vogue, Read More…


Why Jewelry Designers Need to Learn Gouache Watercolor Painting?

October 25, 2016

            By Rémy Rotenier, Rémy Rotenier Jewelry   As a jewelry designer for 32 years, and a jewelry design teacher for the past 10 years, I believe strongly in how important freehand drawing is.   When someone sees my color renderings in gouache for the first time, their initial response Read More…


A Practical Guide to Gemology Every Jewelry Designer Needs

September 22, 2016

The New York Jewelry Design Institute (NYJDI) and Harmony Academy have teamed up to offer jewelry designers classes that provide, in the first week (Oct. 17-21), a practical guide to identifying diamonds; and in the second week (Oct. 24-28) a practical guide to gemstone identification. Students can choose either a morning session (9:30 am – Read More…


6 Reasons Why Jewelry Designers Need Business Skills

September 8, 2016

by Vashti de Verteuil When starting their businesses, jewelry designers often allow their creativity to rule and don’t pay much attention to the business side. The design side is familiar and it’s what designers know best. But you need both business and design skills to run a successful venture! Believe me, I know, as a Read More…


Will Photoshop Help Sell Your Jewelry Designs Better?

May 16, 2016

The best presentation is a precise one. No one does made-on-paper presentations anymore, and neither do people expect the kind. Frankly, as much effort as a physical presentation takes and shows, we live in a world of digital accuracy. As a designer, your main aim is to make your illustrations as attractive as possible without Read More…


Master the Art of Traditional Watercolor Techniques for Jewelry Illustration

April 20, 2016

For decades, the art of watercolor has given artists and designers an expressive way to present their ideas beautifully. When you think about this art form, stunning shades of flowers and gems spring to mind.  It appears to have been lost with the overwhelming dominance of digital art. A splash of watercolor says things in Read More…