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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- Realistic / Artistic
- Jewellery processes
Materials and processes involved in creating jewellery items like earrings, necklaces, rings, brackets, etc.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Use precision tools
Use electronic, mechanical, electric, or optical precision tools for precision work.
- Use jewellery equipment
Handle, modify, or repair jewellery-making equipment such as jigs, fixtures, and hand tools such as scrapers, cutters, gougers, and shapers.
- Cut gem stones
Cut and shape gemstones and jewellery pieces.
- Attend to detail regarding jewellery creation
Perform great attention to all steps in the design, creation and finishing of jewellery.
- Grind gemstones
Shape gemstones using equipment such as diamond or silicon carbide wheels to obtain a rough though more regular form called the preform.
- Calculate value of gems
Determine appraised value of gemstones such as diamonds and pearls; study price guides, market fluctuations and grades of rarity.
- Examine gems
Closely examine gemstone surfaces using polariscopes or other optical instruments.
- Record jewel weight
Record the weight of finished jewellery pieces.