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

  • Record jewel weight

    Record the weight of finished jewellery pieces.

  • Mount stones in jewels

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

  • Build jewellery models

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

  • Create jewellery

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

  • 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 processing time

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

  • Develop jewellery designs

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

  • Clean jewellery pieces

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Use jewellery equipment

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

  • Adjust jewellery

    Alter existing jewellery mountings in order to reposition or remake jewels, or to adjust mountings.

Optional knowledge and skills

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