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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- Jewellery processes
Materials and processes involved in creating jewellery items like earrings, necklaces, rings, brackets, etc.
- Precious metals
Types of rare metal that occur naturally and have a high economic value.
- Precious metal processing
Various processing methods on precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum.
- 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.
- Select gems for jewellery
Select and purchase gems to use in jewellery pieces and designs.
- Adjust jewellery
Reshape jewellery mountings.
- Create master models
Make vulcanised rubber moulds that can be used for the lost wax casting process.
- Use jewellery equipment
Handle, modify, or repair jewellery-making equipment such as jigs, fixtures, and hand tools such as scrapers, cutters, gougers, and shapers.
- Create jewellery
Create pieces of jewellery using precious materials such as silver and gold.
- 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 skillscoining trade in jewellery cast jewellery metal advise customers on jewellery and watches estimate cost of jewellery and watches' maintenance repair jewellery engrave patterns develop jewellery designs engraving technologies perform wire wrapping cultured pearls perform damascening imitation jewellery electroplating metal materials assemble jewellery parts heat jewellery metals
Source: Sisyphus ODB