Silversmiths design, manufacture and sell jewelry. They also adjust, repair and appraise gems and jewelry. Silversmiths are specialized in working with silver and other precious metals.
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- Realistic / Artistic
- Characteristics of precious metals
Variations of precious metals according to density, corrossion resistance, electrical conductivity, light reflectivity and quality.
- Jewellery processes
Materials and processes involved in creating jewellery items like earrings, necklaces, rings, brackets, etc.
- Metal and metal ore products
The offered metal and metal ore products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
- Heat jewellery metals
Heat, melt and shape metals for jewellery making.
- Apply smithing techniques
Apply techniques and use technologies in relation to the various smithing processes, including sculpting, forging, upsetting, heat treating, and finishing.
- Mount stones in jewels
Mount gemstones in pieces of jewellery closely following design specifications. Place, set and mount gemstones and metal parts.
- Clean jewellery pieces
Clean and polish metal items and pieces of jewellery; handle mechanical jewellery-making tools such as polishing wheels.
- Pour molten metal into moulds
Pour molten steel or metal into moulds; operate by hand or by using cranes.
- Create jewellery
Create pieces of jewellery using precious materials such as silver and gold.
- Select metals for jewellery
Select and purchase precious metals and alloys to use in jewellery pieces
- Cut metal products
Operate cutting and measuring instruments in order to cut/shape pieces of metal into given dimensions.
- Cast jewellery metal
Heat and melt jewellery materials; pour in moulds to cast jewellery models. Use jewellery-making material such as spanners, pliers or presses.
- Develop jewellery designs
Develop new jewellery designs and products, and modify existing designs.
- Use jewellery equipment
Handle, modify, or repair jewellery-making equipment such as jigs, fixtures, and hand tools such as scrapers, cutters, gougers, and shapers.
- Select gems for jewellery
Select and purchase gems to use in jewellery pieces and designs.
- Smoothen rough jewel parts
Smoothen rough parts of pieces of jewellery using hand files and emery paper.