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

  • Realistic / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Jewellery processes

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

Skills

  • 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 skills

pass 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