Who We Are

All About Jewellery CAD/CAM and other Technologies

Founded in 2010, this blog was established to help educate jewellers of all levels on all the various emergent technologies which affect how jewellery is designed, made, and sold.

In addition to information and training on Jewellery CAD and 3D printing, you can also find learning resources, discuss trends, and offer independent advisory.

Jewellery Technology Blog
CAD Software Advisory

Which jewellery CAD software is best for you?

CADJewellerySkills is one of the only Jewellery CAD software training providers anywhere who is developer certified to provide training in all major jewellery CAD/CAM software packages (and a few minor ones).

Since I teach all of them but sell none of them, I am uniquely equipped to advise you on the best jewellery CAD software for you.

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3Design CAD

A flexible and powerful solid jewellery CAD modeller with unmatched fully parametric features.

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Adobe Illustrator

One of the oldest and most popular graphic design tools also turns out to be the 2D designer’s best option, and possibly the fastest CAD program of them all.

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Matrix Gold

Stuller/Gemvision combined Matrix and RhinoGold together and made a powerful parametric surface modeller and upgrade to Rhino.

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Rhino 3D

A low-cost flexible general product design CAD tool which has been adapted for jewellery manufacturing.

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The successor to ArtCAM as the best relief CAD modelling tool for jewellery and medals.

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Zbrush for jewellery tree ring small

A powerful and low-cost visual effects sculpture tool which has grown to become the jewellery sculptor’s secondary CAD tool of choice.

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Matrix 9

While now discontinued, its continued persistence shows just how dominant and well-loved this jewellery CAD tool was.

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Meet Your CAD Instructor, Jack Meyer

Learn from one of the longest-serving Jewellery CAD tutors in the UK

I have been delivering jewellery CAD training in London’s jewellery quarter Hatton Garden since 2006, and in that time more than 900 students have passed through my classes.

Between my years of experience and the unique perspective I’ve developed from teaching many different programs, I have developed my own unique and better approaches to training.

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Highly recommend to take lessons with Jack

“Jack is a very talented teacher, he is patient, explains detail very well and is fun to learn with. I would highly recommend anyone that wants to learn CAD for Jewellery to take lessons with him.”

Karen P
London, UK

Really interesting and comprehensive CAD course

“Thanks to Jack for a really interesting and comprehensive CAD course. It was great being taught by you and I learned lots. Looking forward to applying my new skills! Highly recommend!”

Beth G
Greenwich, CT, USA

So professional, very generous with his information

“Jack is a great master indeed, so professional, very generous with his information, he answers every question with confidence and a smiling face, he always provides examples, I would definitely recommend him and I would definitely take more courses with him”

Nada A
Dubai, UAE

One of the best investments I have made

“His knowledge of Jewellery CAD is on a different level, truly a master in 3D CAD. I am looking forward for next course already. To take CJS courses is probably one of the best investments I have made when it comes to my career. 11/10”

Jalal S
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gradually develop your learning skills in each session.

“I have just completed a one-one illustrator jewellery design course with Jack. He was fantastic, not only is he patient & informative but has created a program that allows you to gradually develop your learning skills in each session.”

Sophie M
Kent, UK

I will surely be back to take more advanced classes

“I took the beginners 3Design class with Jack. All I can say is Jack is a phenomenal CAD teacher and his personality is a huge bonus. I will surely be back to take more advanced classes in the near future. Do not hesitate to sign up for Jack's classes.”

Abraham T
St Louis, MO, USA

Two Ways to Learn Jewellery CAD

Online Short Course

Attend a live online group class hosted on Zoom.

  • Learn at home
  • Review video recordings of the course
  • Costs less than a masterclass

Private Masterclasses (Online & In Person)

Receive private tuition via zoom or in-person

  • Work at your own pace with individual tutor support
  • Full-colour course notes customised to your bespoke training
  • Flexible schedule for training days

News & Jewellery Design Resources

FAQ 14 – Upgrading CAD software – Why and when?
20 October, 2023

Today we're talking about an issue which has come up quite frequently in the past couple years-- upgrading your old software. Specifically, why should we, and when and how is the best way to do it?