62202 – Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations



62202 – Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations
Jewellers and workers in related occupations fabricate, assemble, repair and appraise fine jewellery. Watch repairers and related workers repair, clean, adjust and fabricate parts for clocks and watches. They are employed by jewellery, clock and watch manufacturers and retail stores, by jewellery and watch repair shops or they may be self-employed.

Index of titles
Apprentice jeweller
Bench moulder - jewellery
Brass or bronze chaser
Clock repairer
Clock repairman/woman
Custom bracelet maker
Custom brooch maker
Custom jewellery mounter
Custom locket maker
Design cutter - jewellery
Diamond bruter
Diamond cutter
Diamond expert
Diamond grader - jewellery manufacturing
Diamond marker
Diamond polisher
Diamond sawyer
Diamond selector - jewellery manufacturing
Diamond setter
Gem cutter
Gem expert
Gem setter
Jewel setter
Jewellery appraiser
Jewellery chaser
Jewellery hammersmith
Jewellery model maker
Jewellery moulder
Jewellery repairer
Jewellery repairman/woman
Jewellery sample maker
Pearl cutter
Pearl setter
Plater - jewellery manufacturing
Precious stone setter
Setter - jewellery manufacturing
Silver chaser
Stonecutter - jewellery
Stonesetter - jewellery
Watch repairer
Watch repairer apprentice
Watch repairman/woman


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Jewellers and related workers
Fabricate and repair precious and semi-precious metal jewellery, such as rings, brooches, pendants, bracelets and lockets
Examine, cut, shape and polish diamonds using optical instruments, lathes and laps
Examine, cut, shape and polish precious and synthetic gems using optical instruments, cutting disks and laps
Appraise gemstones and diamonds to differentiate between stones, identify rare specimens and to detect peculiarity affecting stone values
Set precious and semi-precious stones in jewellery mountings, according to specifications
May supervise other jewellers.

Watch repairers
Fabricate or fit parts to make watches and clocks
Examine clocks and watches, disassemble and check for defective and misaligned parts or rust
Replace or repair worn or broken parts
Test, adjust and regulate timepiece movements
Clean all parts using special cleaning and rinsing solutions and ultrasonic or mechanical cleaning machines to remove dirt and dried lubricants
May supervise other watch repairers.


Employment requirements
Completion of secondary school is usually required.
Experience as a jewellery, clock or watch assembler may be required.
Completion of a college or other program, or apprenticeship training in watch or jewellery repair or gemology is usually required.


Additional information
Jewellers may specialize in certain kinds of jewellery, such as gold or silver, or in particular operations, such as fabrication or repair.
Mobility is possible among the various jewellery occupations in this unit group.
There is little mobility between the jewellery occupations and the watch repairers in this unit group.


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