If you are looking at a simple software package for designing
jewelry that is on the less expensive side I would vote for
It is not jewelry specific but is a curve and surfacing tool which
can be downloaded for free on a trial basis. You get 25 saves for
free with it and it functions for 90 days I believe. The other
options are several different jewelry specific software applications.
Matrix, RhinoGold, 3Design, JewelCAD, and many more.
These packages cost a lot more. The Matrix program we have for 245
domestic or 345 international for 6 months if you are a full time
student with us. You can do your training online 24/7 at your own
pace. We instruct Matrix, Rhino, and RhinoGold in this fashion. It
sounds like you need to do some more research in your choices but
once you make that decision stay with it. There is no sense in
learning 3 or 4 pieces of software to do the same thing.
The Jewelry CAD Institute