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Jewellery Designer

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Jewellery designers create decorative items from their own designs using mainly precious metals and gemstones. They design pieces of personal jewellery or ornamentation either as a 'one-off', made in a small workshop for a particular client or for factory manufacture.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for jewellery designers in the UK can be in the range of £18,000 to £22,000 a year. Experienced designers can earn up to around £50,000 a year. Many jewellery designers are self-employed or work freelance. They charge a fee, which varies depending on the item designed or made, and on their reputation. The better known they are, the more they can charge.

Conditions

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Getting In

For art school courses you need to apply through UCAS.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
1637
1.6 %
RISE
2029
1663
  United Kingdom
2024
28080
4.5 %
RISE
2029
29354

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What Does it Take?

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Training

Getting On

More Information

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Gemmological Association of Great Britain
Tel: 020 7404 3334
E-mail: information@gem-a.com
Website: http://www.gem-a.com
Twitter: @GemAofGB
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GemAofGB

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