Supplier Bulletin

Take Your Jewelry Design Process Digital with the GIA Alumni Collective™

Supplier BulletinDec 01, 2022

Take Your Jewelry Design Process Digital with the GIA Alumni Collective™

Sponsored by GIA Alumni Collective™

As the popularity of custom-designed jewelry continues to grow, the ability to efficiently create and collaborate with your clients is essential. Get started or enhance your digital sketching and CAD skillset through online self-paced seminars from the GIA Alumni Collective™. Here are five reasons to consider adding these skills to your toolbox: 

1.  More Opportunities
Designers can create multiple versions of a design quickly and easily without starting from scratch each time. This allows for more experimentation and ultimately leads to better designs. In addition, CAD files can be sent electronically to clients or manufacturers, which saves time and money. The efficiency and speed gained from digital tools will allow you to move fast and seize new opportunities.
 
2.  More Accurate Designs
CAD modeling software makes it easy to spot errors and make changes before the design is finalized. This helps save time and money in the long run. When you take a CAD seminar through the GIA Alumni Collective, you get a library of hundreds .3dm files that are pre-modeled to help aid in the jewelry modeling process. 

3.  Greater Flexibility
Designers can experiment with different shapes, sizes, and colors. This allows you to try out different ideas and find the perfect combination for each jewelry piece. Additionally, files can be easily modified if a client or manufacturer requests changes to a design.

4.  Improved Collaboration
From designers to clients and manufacturers, everyone involved in the design process can view the same file and make comments or suggestions. This helps ensure everyone is on the same page and reduces the risk of miscommunication.

5. The Learning Curve is Short 
With self-paced seminars like Digital Jewelry Sketching and Jewelry Settings in Rhino 7 from the GIA Alumni Collective, you can learn at your own pace with the support of GIA jewelry design instructors. With experts guiding you and a little practice, you’ll create beautiful renderings like a pro. Get started in digital jewelry design online at collective.gia.edu/seminars

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