A jeweller can make either exclusive individual pieces ready to be set with precious gemstones or prototypes for reproduction. They might be required to replicate, renovate or repair an existing piece of worth or sentimental value to its owner.
Because they deal with precious metals, a jewellery maker needs to be precise, work economically and avoid wasting materials. The work is intricately detailed and requires a high level of skill, focus, and concentration. Due to the intricate nature of the work, many of the tools are delicate and therefore need to be used and handled with extreme care.
Given the value of the materials with which the jewellery maker works, they must act with complete honesty and integrity and be fully aware of the ethics, regulations and security that relate to the sourcing, purchase, production, and sale of precious metals, gemstones and finished pieces.