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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- Realistic / Artistic
- Jewellery processes
Materials and processes involved in creating jewellery items like earrings, necklaces, rings, brackets, etc.
- 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.
- Build jewellery models
Construct preliminary jewel models using wax, plaster or clay. Create sample castings in moulds.
- Develop jewellery designs
Develop new jewellery designs and products, and modify existing designs.
- Create jewellery
Create pieces of jewellery using precious materials such as silver and gold.
- Record jewel weight
Record the weight of finished jewellery pieces.
- Clean jewellery pieces
Clean and polish metal items and pieces of jewellery; handle mechanical jewellery-making tools such as polishing wheels.
- 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.
- Record jewel processing time
Record the amount of time it took to process an item of jewellery.
- Adjust jewellery
Alter existing jewellery mountings in order to reposition or remake jewels, or to adjust mountings.
- Mount stones in jewels
Mount gemstones in pieces of jewellery closely following design specifications. Place, set and mount gemstones and metal parts.
- 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.
- Use jewellery equipment
Handle, modify, or repair jewellery-making equipment such as jigs, fixtures, and hand tools such as scrapers, cutters, gougers, and shapers.
Optional knowledge and skillspass on trade techniques estimate value of used jewellery and watches minerals prices precious metals advise customers on jewellery and watches jewellery product categories estimate cost of jewellery and watches' maintenance evaluate restoration procedures engrave patterns cast jewellery metal engraving technologies select gems for jewellery conduct jewellery market research sell clocks perform damascening estimate restoration costs appraise gemstones coining electroplating metal materials cultured pearls imitation jewellery trade in jewellery select restoration activities maintain jewels and watches perform wire wrapping design objects to be crafted select metals for jewellery apply restoration techniques perform enamelling handle jewellery and watches insurance claims electroplating processes heat jewellery metals
Common job titles
- Part-time and full-time jewelry consultants
- Jewelry consultant - full time and part time
- Customer service
- Jewelry sales associate
- Jewelry consultant - full-time
- Office administrator
- Jewelry consultant
- Part time sales professional
- Full time sales associate