13 Job profiles in total for Making jewellery
Bench jewellers are skilled craft workers who create and/or repair pieces of jewellery using a variety of materials and techniques.
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.
Diamond setters add diamonds to pieces of jewellery such as rings, bracelets and earrings.
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.
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.
Once a piece of jewellery has been made, it needs finishing and polishing. Finishing involves a number of creative techniques.
A stone cutter, also known as a lapidary, cuts, shapes and polishes precious and semi-precious gemstones.
Studio jewellers are craft workers usually working as goldsmiths and silversmiths. They make ornamental objects out of precious metals, as well as other materials. Studio jewellers mainly use gold and silver in their work, but may also use platinum. Precious stones may also be incorporated into the jewellery created, although working with gemstones is often a separate job.
Watchmakers make and repair watches, clocks and other timepieces.
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