25 Job profiles in total for Jewellery
Administrators deal with customers, run offices, and take care of the day-to-day running of a jewellery business.
Bench jewellers are skilled craft workers who create and/or repair pieces of jewellery using a variety of materials and techniques.
Buyers must stay on top of the latest trends in jewellery. They choose what is sold in shops or online, often buying stock from designers.
CAD/CAM designers use CAD (computer-aided design) to produce jewellery designs and CAM (computer-aided manufacture) to create a product.
Casting involves pouring molten metal into a mould and allowing it to solidify. Casting technicians work with a range of metals to produce jewellery pieces.
Chain making is a particular technique of metalsmithing. You need to be good with your hands to specialise in chain work.
Diamond cutters take a rough diamond and use a variety of techniques to form it into a traditional diamond for jewellery.
Diamond setters add diamonds to pieces of jewellery such as rings, bracelets and earrings.
Ecommerce involves selling products via a website. This involves many different business functions and roles, depending on the size of the company.
Enamelling involves the fusing of glass by heat onto a metal surface to create coloured decoration.
Engraving involves the cutting of a design into the surface metal of a piece of jewellery.
Gemmology is the study of gemstones, from precious stones such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds to semi-precious stones such as amethyst and topaz.
Goldsmiths specialise in working with precious metals, particularly gold.
A jewellery designer designs pieces of jewellery. Some designers are jewellery makers as well, while others produce designs for others to make.
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.
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.
Logistics is about making sure jewellery travels smoothly from the supplier to the customer.
Jobs in jewellery marketing involve promoting brands and products which may be sold online or in retail outlets.
Jewellery merchandisers are responsible for ensuring that each branch of a retail chain has the right amount of stock at any given time.
Once a piece of jewellery has been made, it needs finishing and polishing. Finishing involves a number of creative techniques.
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