Profession jewellery mounter

Jewellery mounters create the framework for a piece of jewellery, on which the precious stones are added to later.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Precious metals

    Types of rare metal that occur naturally and have a high economic value.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Adjust jewellery

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

  • Create jewellery

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

  • Create master models

    Make vulcanised rubber moulds that can be used for the lost wax casting process.

  • Select gems for jewellery

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

  • Select metals for jewellery

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

  • Clean jewellery pieces

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

  • Build jewellery models

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

Optional knowledge and skills

heat jewellery metals assemble jewellery parts advise customers on jewellery and watches perform damascening trade in jewellery develop jewellery designs repair jewellery engrave patterns imitation jewellery cultured pearls estimate cost of jewellery and watches' maintenance coining engraving technologies cast jewellery metal perform wire wrapping electroplating metal materials