Profession jewellery engraver

Jewellery engravers engrave lettering and ornamental designs onto jewellery articles, using engravers handtools. They sketch and lay out the lettering and designs on the article, cut the design in the article and clean it up.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Artistic


  • Engraving technologies

    The characteristics of various materials and methods used to engrave something on a surface.


  • Operate engraving equipment

    Operate mechanical engraving tools and machines, set controls of cutting tools. Make adjustments if necessary.

  • Select engraving templates

    Select, prepare and install engraving templates; operate cutting tools and routers.

  • Determine quality of engraving

    Quality control of engravings and etchings; check for cuts, burns, rough spots and irregular or incomplete engraving.

  • Inspect etched work

    Inspect finished etchings in detail, using microscopes and magnifying lenses.

  • Prepare workpieces for engraving

    Prepare mechanical tools and workpieces for engraving by polishing their surface and bevelling the workpiece to remove sharp edges. Polishing is done using different sandpapers and sand films which applied from rougher ones to very fine ones.

  • Ensure accurate engravings

    Closely observe the actions of the mechanical cutting tools, resulting in a flawless engraving process.

  • Engrave patterns

    Engrave and print designs and patterns onto a variety of surfaces.

  • Clean engraved areas

    Polish and clean engraved etching areas.

  • Transpose designs to engravings

    Examine diagrams, sketches, blueprints and samples, and calculate how they are to be engraved onto work pieces.

  • Prepare workpieces for etching

    Prepare mechanical tools and work pieces for etching by polishing their surface and bevelling the work piece to remove sharp edges. Polishing is done using different sandpapers and sand films which are applied and vary from rough to very fine ones.

  • Verify engraving accuracy

    Examine design results to verify engraving accuracy, rework engraving where needed.

  • Position engraving equipment

    Position and clamp work pieces, plates, or rollers in holding fixtures.

Optional knowledge and skills

evaluate restoration procedures maintain engraving equipment handle etching chemicals ensure conformance to jewel design specifications types of engraving needles imitation jewellery apply restoration techniques coining perform enamelling mount stones in jewels fill etchings select gems for jewellery scale etchings perform wire wrapping record jewel weight record jewel processing time identify customer's needs perform damascening select restoration activities estimate restoration costs select metals for jewellery cultured pearls smoothen rough jewel parts prepare etching chemicals laser engraving methods design objects to be crafted compute engraving dimensions