Last updateWed, 14 Aug 2019 12pm

IGI to hold first Jewelry Design course in Antwerp

Registration now open

IGI e(ANTWERP, Belgium) - Due to continued popularity amongst students, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) will host its first Jewelry Design Course in Antwerp from March 25 - April 5, 2019. Historically offered in Shanghai, India and Dubai, the Antwerp offering is the first European location for the program.

Developed to bring out a budding designer’s innate creativity, IGI’s two-week course emboldens enthusiasts to design with not only ability, but confidence. Students learn the basics and complexities of designing specific types of jewelry, along with skills such as estimating corresponding costs. Students will also be taught basic illustration techniques along with practical aspects such as diamond and gemstone sizing, gold karat calculations and final product pricing. 

“We are thrilled to bring such a highly sought-after class to Antwerp, where IGI was founded and has a rich history,” said Roland Lorie, IGI CEO. “We are honored to help fuel the creativity and passion of our students through initiatives such as IGI’s Jewelry Design Program. We look forward to continuing to provide these offerings for the betterment of the international jewelry community.”

Additional highlights include a two-day workshop on handcrafted jewelry, guidance on designing a portfolio and the use of simple tools for effective design. Upon completion, students will be awarded the IGI diploma in Jewelry Design.

Registration can be completed at igi.org/enquiry_form.php, or by calling +32 3 401 08 70.

For more information on IGI and its offerings, please visit www.igi.org.