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Jewellery Workers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Jewellery Workers cast, hammer, or shape gold, silver, platinum or other metals to form jewellery or other metal items. They also adjust and repair jewellery.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Trade Specific Competencies

Jewellery manufacturing knowledge and skills

Jewellery Workers must be able to master the jewellery manufacturing techniques, including casting, setting, polishing, engraving, repairing and reshaping jewellery products.

Finger dexterity

Jewellery Workers must precisely move their fingers in order to grasp, manipulate, and assemble very small objects.

Detail oriented

Jewellery Workers need to make products according to exact specifications. They must pay attention to large and small details on the pieces they make.

Artistic ability

Jewellery Workers must have the ability to create objects that are visually appealing.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A relevant recognised diploma or foundation certificate, or equivalent


  • 1 to 2 years of relevant work experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$70,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Jewellery Workers typically work in jewellery workshop. They work full time and sometimes work overtime or irregular hours.


  • Anvils
  • Burnished
  • Callipers - Digital callipers
  • Curved nose pliers - Bent chain nose pliers
  • Diagonal cut pliers - Flush cutters
  • Engravers - Engraving tools
  • Hammers - Dead-blow hammers; Planishing hammers; Riveting hammers; Silversmiths' hammers
  • Jewel appraising tester - Stone gauges
  • Jewellers pliers - Jewellers' chain-nose pliers; Ring bending pliers; Ring shank pliers; Split ring pliers
  • Jewellers scissors - Jewellers shears
  • Loupes - Jewellers' loupes
  • Metal cutters
  • Precision screwdriver - Jewellers screwdrivers
  • Punching pliers - Hole punching pliers
  • Ring sizers
  • Rulers - Precision rulers
  • Thickness measuring devices
  • Tumblers or polishers - Rotary tumblers; Vibratory tumblers
  • Tweezers - Diamond tweezers; Head and shank tweezers; Locking tweezers; Soldering tweezers

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