Welcome to Jaqc Jewellery Academy

Jaqc Jewellery Academy was founded in 2018 by Jasmin Karger and provides professional classes in jewellery illustration, CAD/CAM and jewellery manufacturing.

About Jasmin

The Short Version

Jasmin is an award winning  goldsmith and designer with over 20 years experience in the jewellery field. She loves travelling and is absolutely passionate about teaching. So she decided to combine both and is offering classes in different locations like London, Berlin and Muscat.  When she is not on the road, she plants vegetables in her garden (with more or less success) or works on her houseboat (with even less success).

The Long Version

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 school, 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 that will
show you how to prepare professional and impressive illustrations.

Welcome to Jaqc Jewellery Academy

Jaqc Jewellery Academy was founded in 2018 by Jasmin Karger and provides professional classes in jewellery illustration, CAD/CAM and jewellery manufacturing.

About Jasmin

The Short Version

Jasmin is an award winning  goldsmith and designer with over 20 years experience in the jewellery field. She loves travelling and is absolutely passionate about teaching. So she decided to combine both and is offering classes in different locations like London, Berlin and Muscat.  When she is not on the road, she plants vegetables in her garden (with more or less success) or works on her houseboat (with even less success).

The Long Version

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. Read more….

What our Students have to say about our Courses and Books

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 accurately both to 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 Karger´s book The Magic of Jewellery Illustration is an absolute must for all jewellery designers or enthusiasts out there. Not only is it beautiful from cover to cover but it is full of the most incredible insider tips and advice on all aspects of jewellery illustration. I have come to rely on it entirely and I am so grateful that at last there is a book out there which really gets down to the detail as well as being crammed with ideas.
Bear Brooksbank
Creative director of Bear 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
Jewellery 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 Enfield, UK