Jewellery Creation: Who Can Become Professional In The Field?
7 October 2011
you love jewellery? If you do, you probably have a lot of precious items in
your collection. Some people believe that it is a beneficial investment option.
But when you are buying a piece of jewellery have you ever thought about its
Jewellers are professional artisans who
design, create, repair and appraise jewellery such as bracelets, rings,
brooches, pendants and so on. They can specialise in particular types of
jewellery like silver, gold or precious stones as well as in certain operations
such as designing pieces or cleaning and polishing jewellery.
types of jewellers exist?
Jewellery designers creating unique pieces of jewellery use
sketches or computer programs to show jewellery design options to customers.
They may also design for mass production or create automated moulds and models
using computer aided design and manufacturing programs.
Crafts people make their own lines of jewellery for
high-profile clients like celebrities. Jewellers in
manufacturing do the finishing work. They generally specialise in
engraving, setting stones, soldering, polishing and other operations. As for model makers, they create
designs and moulds for mass produced pieces.
Most jewellers propose appraisal services to their clients. Customers may need
an appraisal for some purposes such as taking insurance, an inheritance division
or estate settlement. As a rule a jeweller is also a
certified jewellery appraiser who has received special training to evaluate
gems. A physical examination of the jewellery, a written inspection and
monetary value report are the main constituents of the appraisal process.
jewellers prefer to work only with specific materials such as precious
and semi-precious metals or precious and synthetic gems. Some of them are
qualified gemmologists, who identify, appraise and classify all kinds of
natural and artificial gems and gemstones, including diamonds.
Jewellers working in jewellery stores and
repair shops spend much of their time not only repairing jewellery, but also
fixing watches. Sometimes customers can bring in expensive antiques like rings
or brooches for repair. As part of their typical repair activity, the jeweller replaces stones in rings, enlarges or reduces rings, cleans
them using special chemicals, replaces broken clasps and mountings. But in
regards to repairs it is very important to quote a price for the services and
have the repairs ready when promised.
What characteristics should a
are several aspects you should take into consideration if you want to choose
this activity as your future profession: good eyesight and finger dexterity,
the ability to concentrate for long periods of time on difficult work. Besides,
jewellers should be creative and able to visualise line, form and colour
in three dimensions; it particularly concerns crafts persons, designers, and
jeweller should enjoy using tools and instruments like hammers, pliers,
soldering irons, files, saws, torches and others to fulfil tasks requiring
precision. Jewellers should also analyse information to perform appraisals and
have clear rules and organised methods for their work.
are a lot of factors involved in any business and making jewellery is not an
exception. Requiring special knowledge it commonly attracts some of the most
creative people in the world.
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