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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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Artistic

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Gemstones

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

Skills

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

detect product defects watches and jewellery products heat jewellery metals cut metal products adjust jewellery operate microscope exercise patience cultured pearls use specialised equipment think creatively about jewellery record jewel processing time create jewellery select gems for jewellery select metals for jewellery clean jewellery pieces develop jewellery designs repair jewellery