Becoming a Jeweller
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Becoming a Jeweller

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Makes and repairs jewellery such as rings, brooches, chains and bracelets, crafts objects out of precious metals, or cuts, shapes and polishes rough gemstones to produce fashion or industrial jewels.
Training time 1 - 3 years
Average pay $52,119
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 200

What does a Jeweller do?

  • examining designs and specifications for jewellery and precious metal objects
  • shaping moulded metal by cutting, filing, beating, turning and bending, using specialised hand and power tools
  • assembling articles by soldering, screwing, riveting and otherwise joining
  • securing precious stones in retaining prongs and ridges, and smoothing and checking final settings
  • engraving designs on ring settings, brooches, bracelets and other articles
  • repairing jewellery by soldering, replacing and rebuilding worn and broken parts
  • appraising the quality and value of jewellery
  • cutting and dividing stones to approximate final shape, using precision hand and power tools and jigs
  • securing stones and shapes, cutting angles, smoothing and polishing
  • finishing articles using files, emery paper and buffing machines

Specialisations

  • Diamond Cutter
  • Faceter
  • Gem Setter
  • Goldsmith
  • Lapidary
  • Opal Polisher
  • Ring Maker
  • Silversmith

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