ABOUT

Our Story

Jaqc Jewellery Academy was founded in 2018 by Jasmin Karger and offers different jewellery classes, from illustration to CAD/CAM and manufacturing.

About Jasmin

As a traditional goldsmith with over 20 years of experience, Jasmin’s passion for jewellery design never faded.

In Jasmin´s words:

As a child I always wanted to become a true renaissance man or, in my case, woman. I dreamed of being a painter, sculptor and innovator living a life solving the mysteries of the world like Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo.

So I became a goldsmith, learning the ancient art of working with precious metals and intriguing gemstones.

Ultimately, I discovered my passion for teaching.

Through my association with one of the most prestigious jewellery schools in the world (GIA) I have inspired
hundreds of students in such far-flung locations as Thailand, Italy and California.

With my many classes, I have combined the intricacies of jewellery design with the elements of technology, using
the latest CAD/CAM developments, whilst sharing both my joy and undiminished affection for an industry that I have been involved with for all my working life.

 

Our Story

Jaqc Jewellery Academy was founded in 2018 by Jasmin Karger and offers different jewellery classes, from illustration to CAD/CAM and manufacturing.

About Jasmin

As a traditional goldsmith with over 20 years of experience, Jasmin’s passion for jewellery design never faded.

In Jasmin´s words:

As a child I always wanted to become a true renaissance man or, in my case, woman. I dreamed of being a painter, sculptor and innovator living a life solving the mysteries of the world like Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo.

So I became a goldsmith, learning the ancient art of working with precious metals and intriguing gemstones.

During my years in the jewellery business I had the wonderful opportunity to work with renowned jewellery artists, like Wendy Ramshaw, Jacqueline Mina and others to design high-end collections and to make jewellery in every metal I could possibly lay my hands on (palladium and niobium are still amongst my favourites).

Ultimately, I discovered my passion for teaching.

Through my association with one of the most prestigious jewellery schools in the world (GIA) I have inspired
hundreds of students in such far-flung locations as Thailand, Italy and California.

With my many classes, I have combined the intricacies of jewellery design with the elements of technology, using
the latest CAD/CAM developments, whilst sharing both my joy and undiminished affection for an industry that I have been involved with for all my working life.

Today, I still do what I love. I run my own jewellery business, Jaqc Jewellery and Jaqc Jewellery Academy, offer design consultancy, and illustrate jewellery for a variety of companies.

Now I want to help you realise your creative ambitions, by sharing my skills and show you how to design, manufacture and illustrate amazing jewellery.

What Our Students Have to Say

Jasmin is simply the most wonderful teacher - she gave me the tools and ability to start my career as a jewellery designer. Jasmin´s method is so well put together through years of experience teaching so many - and I love that I can now take my design ideas out of the realms of imagination and communicate them them accurately both clients and craftsmen. I also think it is fantastic that she not only teaches us to draw the jewels beautifully but also encourages her students to think practically about the creation of them. I am so exited that her method is now also accessible in her books.
Amy Burton FGA, DGA
Designer at Hancocks London
From London UK
Jasmin is simply the most wonderful teacher - she gave me the tools and ability to start my career as a jewellery designer. Jasmin´s method is so well put together through years of experience teaching so many - and I love that I can now take my design ideas out of the realms of imagination and communicate them them accurately both clients and craftsmen. I also think it is fantastic that she not only teaches us to draw the jewels beautifully but also encourages her students to think practically about the creation of them. I am so exited that her method is now also accessible in her books..
Bear Brooksbank
Creative Director of Brooksbank Fine Jewellery
From London UK
This is a great book to render in persective (The Magic of Jewellery Illustration Book 2 Rings in Perspective). We love it!
JIA
Jewelry Institute of America
From Clifton NJ, USA
I have both Jasmin’s books, beautiful illustrations and detail. Watch her YouTube videos too for more demonstrations. I was lucky enough to be able to get to some of her London classes and learnt a lot.
Sue Chapman
Creative Director at Chapman Crystal Jewellery
From London, UK