Jewellers and related workers in this unit group fabricate, assemble, repair and appraise fine jewellery. Watch repairers and related workers in this unit group repair, clean, adjust and fabricate parts for clocks and watches.
Jewellers and related workers perform some or all of the following duties: 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 perform some or all of the following duties: 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.
Employed by jewellery, clock and watch manufacturers and retail stores, by jewellery and watch repair shops or they may be self-employed.
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