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

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Jewellery processes

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

Skills

  • Select metals for jewellery

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

  • 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.

  • Clean jewellery pieces

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

  • Select gems for jewellery

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mount stones in jewels

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

  • Smoothen rough jewel parts

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

  • 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

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