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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- Realistic / Artistic
- 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.
- 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.