About This Career Path
Fabricate and repair jewelry articles. Make models or molds to create jewelry items.
Projected job openings through 2028
Smooth soldered joints and rough spots, using hand files and emery paper, and polish smoothed areas with polishing wheels or buffing wire.
Position stones and metal pieces, and set, mount, and secure items in place, using setting and hand tools.
Create jewelry from materials such as gold, silver, platinum, and precious or semiprecious stones.
Make repairs, such as enlarging or reducing ring sizes, soldering pieces of jewelry together, and replacing broken clasps and mountings.
Clean and polish metal items and jewelry pieces, using jewelers' tools, polishing wheels, and chemical baths.
Select and acquire metals and gems for designs.
Compute costs of labor and materials in order to determine production costs of products and articles.
Mark and drill holes in jewelry mountings in order to center stones according to design specifications.
Examine assembled or finished products to ensure conformance to specifications, using magnifying glasses or precision measuring instruments.
Construct preliminary models of wax, metal, clay, or plaster, and form sample castings in molds.
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Customer and Personal Service
Production and Processing
Sales and Marketing
Judgment and Decision Making