7 Job profiles in total for Precious metals
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.
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.
Silversmiths and small-workers are skilled craftspeople who form large-scale items from silver and other precious metals
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.
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