Profession jeweller

Jewellers fabricate and repair various jewelry articles. They create models from wax or metal, ready for the lost wax casting process. They may undertake the casting process (place wax model in casting ring, create moulds, pour molten metal into mould, or operate centrifugal casting machine to cast article.) Jewellers also cut, saw, file, and solder pieces of jewelry together, using a soldering torch, carving tools and handtools and polish the article.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Jewellery processes

    Materials and processes involved in creating jewellery items like earrings, necklaces, rings, brackets, etc.

Skills

  • Create jewellery

    Create pieces of jewellery using precious materials such as silver and gold.

  • Build jewellery models

    Construct preliminary jewel models using wax, plaster or clay. Create sample castings in moulds.

  • Mount stones in jewels

    Mount gemstones in pieces of jewellery closely following design specifications. Place, set and mount gemstones and metal parts.

  • Repair jewellery

    Make jewellery repairs, such as enlarging or reducing ring sizes, soldering pieces of jewellery back together, and replacing broken or worn-out clasps and mountings.

  • Adjust jewellery

    Reshape jewellery mountings.

  • Develop jewellery designs

    Develop new jewellery designs and products, and modify existing designs.

  • Use jewellery equipment

    Handle, modify, or repair jewellery-making equipment such as jigs, fixtures, and hand tools such as scrapers, cutters, gougers, and shapers.

  • Clean jewellery pieces

    Clean and polish metal items and pieces of jewellery; handle mechanical jewellery-making tools such as polishing wheels.

  • Ensure conformance to jewel design specifications

    Examine finished jewellery products to ensure that they meet quality standards and design specifications. Use magnifying glasses, polariscopes or other optical instruments.

  • Record jewel weight

    Record the weight of finished jewellery pieces.

  • Record jewel processing time

    Record the amount of time it took to process an item of jewellery.

  • Assemble jewellery parts

    Assemble and thread different jewellery parts together such as pearls, locks, wire, and chains by soldering, clamping, welding or lacing the materials.

Optional knowledge and skills

precious metals appraise gemstones select gems for jewellery conduct jewellery market research electroplating metal materials engrave patterns cast jewellery metal sell clocks cultured pearls estimate restoration costs estimate value of used jewellery and watches maintain jewels and watches select restoration activities coining trade in jewellery apply restoration techniques perform damascening imitation jewellery engraving technologies minerals prices estimate cost of jewellery and watches' maintenance perform enamelling jewellery product categories pass on trade techniques select metals for jewellery advise customers on jewellery and watches heat jewellery metals electroplating processes evaluate restoration procedures handle jewellery and watches insurance claims design objects to be crafted perform wire wrapping