Profession jewellery assembler

Jewellery assemblers assemble jewelry parts to form different types of jewellery such as bracelets, necklaces or earrings. They grip links with pliers or position the link in the slot of a linking ring, twist link joints open using pliers, attach all parts together and repair broken chains.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Jewellery processes

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

Skills

  • Use jewellery equipment

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

  • Smoothen rough jewel parts

    Smoothen rough parts of pieces of jewellery using hand files and emery paper.

  • Assemble metal parts

    Align and arrange steel and metal parts in order to assemble complete products; use the appropriate hand tools and gauges.

  • 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.

  • Clean jewellery pieces

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

  • Select metals for jewellery

    Select and purchase precious metals and alloys to use in jewellery pieces

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Select gems for jewellery

    Select and purchase gems to use in jewellery pieces and designs.

Optional knowledge and skills

jewellery product categories apply restoration techniques engrave patterns heat jewellery metals record jewel weight perform wire wrapping build jewellery models evaluate restoration procedures cast jewellery metal metal joining technologies cultured pearls record jewel processing time select restoration activities estimate value of used jewellery and watches engraving technologies trade in jewellery pass on trade techniques apply smithing techniques watches and jewellery products imitation jewellery electroplating processes operate hand tools in chain making electroplating metal materials estimate cost of jewellery and watches' maintenance create jewellery maintain jewels and watches coining develop jewellery designs estimate restoration costs advise customers on jewellery and watches