Jewellery


47 careers advice results in total for Jewellery


Becoming a workshop apprentice

 28 May 2014

After doing his A-levels, Will Lander's aim was to study politics at university – but he had a change of heart. He gained some experience in a jewellery business, and was accepted onto a prestigious apprenticeship in a jewellery workshop.


How to price your jewellery

 9 April 2014

In this video from Mastered, Judy Head, a jewellery industry expert with over 30 years' experience working in the trade, shares her expertise on how to price your work.


Learning how to sell your work is often as important as learning how to make it.  (Image: London Jewellery School)

Starting off in jewellery

 12 December 2013

How can you start your career in the jewellery trade? Jessica Rose, founder and director of the London Jewellery School, sets out some ways you can work in the jewellery business.


To become a successful jewellery professional, you need to build your skills in both design and making.

Training in jewellery

 18 October 2013

Interested in developing the skills for a jewellery career but not sure where to start? Award-winning entrepreneur and London Jewellery School founder Jessica Rose shares three pieces of advice.


Regina has perfected her enamelling skills to create distinctive pieces.

Regina Aradesian, enameller

 5 December 2012

After discovering a love of jewellery-making on a foundation art course, Regina studied for a degree in Jewellery Design. She now specialises in enamelling.


Once she had set herself up in a rented workshop space, Amy began creating and selling her own jewellery collections.

Amy Keeper, designer and maker

 4 December 2012

For years Amy believed that she needed to be good at drawing to succeed as a jewellery maker. Then an evening class gave her confidence, and she began to turn a hobby into a career.


Harriet Vine (left) and Rosie Wolfendon (right) set up Tatty Devine together after meeting at art college.

Harriet Vine, Tatty Devine artistic director

 30 November 2012

Harriet co-founded Tatty Devine, now an acclaimed handmade fashion jewellery brand. Their laser-cut plastic collections have featured in a number of high fashion magazines and London Fashion Week.


Lee believes apprenticeships are a great way for  young people to break into the jewellery industry.

Lee Lucas, Principal of Holts Academy

 30 November 2012

Lee runs Holts Academy of Jewellery in London and is in charge of all the courses it runs.


Natalie's jewellery practice specialises in setting precious stones.

Natalie Harris, designer and gem setter

 29 November 2012

An opportunity to work with a jeweller who specialised in precious stones helped Natalie build up the skills she had always wanted to learn. She is now a self-employed jeweller and gem specialist.


Watchmaking requires patience and discipline, as watches are precision-built on a small scale. Photo: Holts Academy

Watchmaker

 29 November 2012

Watchmakers make and repair watches, clocks and other timepieces.


This 22ct gold plated silver 'cave treasure' ring designed by Ruth Wood contains cubic zirconia stones with facets cut into them. Image sent

Stone cutter/lapidary

 29 November 2012

A stone cutter, also known as a lapidary, cuts, shapes and polishes precious and semi-precious gemstones.


Jo McAllister, Observer’s Rings, Collector’s Rings, fine silver, vintage camera lenses. Photo: Association for Contemporary Jewellery

Silversmith

 29 November 2012

Silversmiths and small-workers are skilled craftspeople who form large-scale items from silver and other precious metals


Retail assistants advise customers who are looking to buy jewellery. (Rose gold and enamel hearts by Tessa Holland.) Photo: Association for

Retail assistant

 29 November 2012

If you work in jewellery sales, you will normally work in a high street, shopping centre or out of town location.


Polishing precious metals is highly skilled work. Photo: Holts Academy

Polisher/Finisher

 29 November 2012

Once a piece of jewellery has been made, it needs finishing and polishing. Finishing involves a number of creative techniques.


Annett Gerritse, Morning Glory ring, silver, monel mesh, coral beads, nylon wire. Photo: Association for Contemporary Jewellery

Merchandiser

 29 November 2012

Jewellery merchandisers are responsible for ensuring that each branch of a retail chain has the right amount of stock at any given time.


Consumer behaviour and understanding the target audience for a brand, product or range is an important aspect of marketing. Photo: Holts Aca

Marketing

 29 November 2012

Jobs in jewellery marketing involve promoting brands and products which may be sold online or in retail outlets.


Jobs in logistics involve extensive contact with other people, including staff at retail head office, the suppliers and retail branches. Bui

Logistics work

 29 November 2012

Logistics is about making sure jewellery travels smoothly from the supplier to the customer.


To work in jewellery plating, you need to be interested in metal and metal processes. Photo: Holts Academy

Jewellery plating

 29 November 2012

Jewellery platers coat (or ‘plate’) pieces of jewellery with a thin coating of metal. Plating can be applied to newly-created pieces of jewellery or reapplied to older pieces where the plating has become dull or worn.


Mounters use a range of tools including saw frames, hammers, pliers and gas torches. Photo: Holts Academy

Jewellery mounter

 29 November 2012

Mounters make the framework of a piece of jewellery, in which stones can be set. The mounter has to create a piece of jewellery which is ready and suitable for the setter to place the stone in.


Some jewellery designers are jewellery makers as well and others produce the designs for someone else to make.  Photo: Holts Academy

Jewellery designer

 29 November 2012

A jewellery designer designs pieces of jewellery. Some designers are jewellery makers as well, while others produce designs for others to make.


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