25 Job profiles in total for Jewellery

You will need to be very well-organised and to be someone who enjoys working with computers to manage data and prepare documents. Photo: Hol


Administrators deal with customers, run offices, and take care of the day-to-day running of a jewellery business.

Bench jewellers may be employed by a jewellery companies or shops to carry out repairs. Photo: Holts Academy

Bench jeweller

Bench jewellers are skilled craft workers who create and/or repair pieces of jewellery using a variety of materials and techniques.

Jewellery buyers select and develop the product ranges that are on sale in retail outlets or online. Keeping abreast of the latest jewellery


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.

The size and type of company will determine how involved you become in the production of the jewellery. Photo: Holts Academy

CAD/CAM designer

CAD/CAM designers use CAD (computer-aided design) to produce jewellery designs and CAM (computer-aided manufacture) to create a product.

Casting can be used to make a whole piece of jewellery or component parts. Photo: Holts Academy

Casting Technician

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.

Chains can be made in a whole range of decorative designs, many of which have several jump rings joined through the same loop. Photo: ACJ

Chain maker

Chain making is a particular technique of metalsmithing. You need to be good with your hands to specialise in chain work.

Diamond cutters work with rough diamonds, but they also restore diamonds found in antique jewellery. Photo: Holts Academy

Diamond Cutter

Diamond cutters take a rough diamond and use a variety of techniques to form it into a traditional diamond for jewellery.

The setting for the diamond depends on its size and shape and the effect required for the finished piece of jewellery. Photo: Holts Academy

Diamond Setter

Diamond setters add diamonds to pieces of jewellery such as rings, bracelets and earrings.

Ecommerce involves selling products via a website and this involves many different business functions and roles, depending on the size of th


Ecommerce involves selling products via a website. This involves many different business functions and roles, depending on the size of the company.

Metals used for enamelling include gold, silver, copper, steel, cast iron and platinum. Photo: Holts Academy


Enamelling involves the fusing of glass by heat onto a metal surface to create coloured decoration.

As an engraver you might work for a jewellery company or gold or silversmithing company. Many engravers are self-employed. They often take w


Engraving involves the cutting of a design into the surface metal of a piece of jewellery.

Your work as gemmologist can include identifying and grading different gems and evaluating various characteristics. Photo: Holts Academy


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.

As a goldsmith, you will need to be someone who takes pleasure in practical work and enjoys working with their hands. Photo: Holts Academy


Goldsmiths specialise in working with precious metals, particularly gold.

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

Jewellery designer

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

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

Jewellery mounter

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.

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

Jewellery plating

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.

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

Logistics work

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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