jewellery maker

jewellery maker

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Selecting the best product type from a catalogue Designing the future product - preparing a technical drawing Selection of the suitable material and visual inspection of its quality Working with a needle file - filing the edge of an Art Nouveau decoration Polishing with a high-speed electric polishing machine Fine lapping and subsequent polishing of the surface Hammering into a brass sheet Correcting the inscription on the manufactured signboard Soldering together parts of a table lamp
jewellery maker:

Who are they and what do they do? A jewellery maker creates decorative products or jewellery. Other job titles include girdler (especially when the product is a diamond and the process involves setting in a belt or girdle) or precious stone setter.

What are the activities of the job? Uses various techniques such as soldering, moulding, point welding, gluing and others, to make intricate, unique, products for decorative or jewellery purposes. Is responsible for the care and maintenance of the machines and equipment.

Where is it done and under what conditions? In glassworks, and related workshops where you may find dirt and high temperatures and be exposed to some chemicals.

What tools/equipment do they use? Hand tools for e.g. soldering, shaping, filing, but also machinery such as lathes, as well as adhesives such as glue and cement. The material to be worked may be precious stones and metals, glass, etc.

What do you need to succeed? You need vocational training, possibly a specific course. You also need an eye for detail and practical skills.

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