Profession precious stone setter
Precious stone setters use tools to insert diamonds and other gemstones into jewellery settings according to specifications. The setting of the gemstone depends on its size and its shape.
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- Realistic / Artistic
- 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 precious metals
Variations of precious metals according to density, corrossion resistance, electrical conductivity, light reflectivity and quality.
- Characteristics of diamonds
Key characteristics of diamonds that affect their value: carat weight, cut, colour and clarity.
- Jewellery processes
Materials and processes involved in creating jewellery items like earrings, necklaces, rings, brackets, etc.
Types of minerals or petrified materials that are cut and polished for use in jewellery, classified according to type, characteristics, and value.
- Mount stones in jewels
Mount gemstones in pieces of jewellery closely following design specifications. Place, set and mount gemstones and metal parts.
- Attend to detail regarding jewellery creation
Perform great attention to all steps in the design, creation and finishing of jewellery.
- 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.
- Assemble jewellery parts
Assemble and thread different jewellery parts together such as pearls, locks, wire, and chains by soldering, clamping, welding or lacing the materials.
- 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.
- Record jewel weight
Record the weight of finished jewellery pieces.
- Use precision tools
Use electronic, mechanical, electric, or optical precision tools for precision work.