Profession precious stone cutter

Precious stone cutters use cutting machines and tools to cut or carve diamonds and other gemstones according to diagrams and patterns while considering different specifications. They are experts at fabricating jewellery such as rings, brooches, chains and bracelets from gemstones.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Jewellery processes

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

  • Gemstones

    Types of minerals or petrified materials that are cut and polished for use in jewellery, classified according to type, characteristics, and value.

  • Manufacturing of jewellery

    The manufacturing of different type of jewellery such as rings or necklaces out of various metal types such as silver, gold, diamond and other precious stones.

  • Characteristics of diamonds

    Key characteristics of diamonds that affect their value: carat weight, cut, colour and clarity.

  • Gem cutting forms

    Gemstones can be cut into different shapes such as faceted stones, cablochons, spheres or beads. They can also be fit together with other precious stones or different materials as in the case of inlays or mosaics. Finally, they can be carved to produce intaglios or cameos.

Skills

  • Attend to detail regarding jewellery creation

    Perform great attention to all steps in the design, creation and finishing of jewellery.

  • Use precision tools

    Use electronic, mechanical, electric, or optical precision tools for precision work.

  • Cut gem stones

    Cut and shape gemstones and jewellery pieces.

  • Record jewel weight

    Record the weight of finished jewellery pieces.

  • Calculate value of gems

    Determine appraised value of gemstones such as diamonds and pearls; study price guides, market fluctuations and grades of rarity.

  • Grind gemstones

    Shape gemstones using equipment such as diamond or silicon carbide wheels to obtain a rough though more regular form called the preform.

  • Use jewellery equipment

    Handle, modify, or repair jewellery-making equipment such as jigs, fixtures, and hand tools such as scrapers, cutters, gougers, and shapers.

  • Examine gems

    Closely examine gemstone surfaces using polariscopes or other optical instruments.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

detect product defects clean jewellery pieces select gems for jewellery estimate restoration costs adjust jewellery evaluate restoration procedures maintain jewels and watches sand gemstones coining create jewellery select restoration activities advise customers on jewellery and watches estimate value of used jewellery and watches watches and jewellery products jewellery product categories use specialised equipment develop jewellery designs think creatively about jewellery repair jewellery tend tumbling machine wet tumbling estimate cost of jewellery and watches' maintenance perform enamelling operate microscope cultured pearls apply restoration techniques pass on trade techniques imitation jewellery polish gemstones record jewel processing time smoothen rough jewel parts