Published on : 20 May 20203 min reading time
Indeed, a jeweler is a craftsman who puts his talent and know-how forward to create jewelry capable of seducing customers. However, not everything is innate. It is necessary to master the various techniques of jewellery to succeed in the sector.
BUT WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES OF JEWELLERY MAKING?
There are mainly three main categories of art and techniques of jewellery, namely :
- design: it can be assembly, casting…
- the setting: this is the action of fixing the stone(s) on the jewel’s frame. There are a variety of setting techniques such as the closed setting, the grain setting…
- polishing or finishing: different methods can be used to make a piece of jewellery shine with a thousand colours
In any case, all these techniques are taught in the classroom during training hours. So, if you have no knowledge in the field, it would be better to register for a course adapted to your needs.
WHERE TO LEARN HOW TO BECOME AN EXCELLENT JEWELLER?
It is possible to take diploma courses to acquire the necessary knowledge to practice the trade as a professional jeweller. In the case of training leading to a national or state diploma, the duration of the training is 2 years. And it would be necessary to be holder of a terminal level or equivalent to access the training. Nevertheless, other private institutes also offer short training courses to give future jewellers the opportunity to start as soon as possible. In any case, holders of a diploma in the art and techniques of jewellery making will be able to design jewellery of all kinds, whether from precious metals or not. Similarly, they will also be able to carry out repairs, modifications and maintenance.
AND WHAT CAN YOU DO TO IMPROVE YOURSELF?
Certainly, over the years, you will be led to make more complex jewellery. Why is that? Because the demand is more and more demanding. Ideally, you should do an internship before opening your own business. Professional experience is highly desirable before you start working in the jewellery industry, even in a small workshop. In this way, you can easily familiarize yourself with the art and techniques of jewellery making.
Furthermore, do not let yourself be overtaken by competitors. Above all, you must work on your creativity and design innovative models to keep your customers and increase your market share.