Jewellers make jewellery to a specific design using a variety of materials, including gold, silver and precious stones. Those looking to become a jeweller design and plan pieces that can have great sentimental significance or symbolic  meaning which can be wearable or are decorative artefacts in their own right. They would need to source gemstones, precious metals and other parts to make jewellery.

The individual will need to have excellent skills in customer service, the ability to be creative and come up with new ways of doing things. They will need to discuss a design with their client, produce designs and mass produce. They would need to work well with their hands by cutting, polishing and setting gemstones or other materials. Our Jewellery competition is the perfect environment to test and hone these skills.

Can precisely use hand tools for delicate work
Are patient with fiddly tasks
Can work from a brief for a required design
Have great concentration skills

Career opportunities

  • Jewellery designer / maker for global companies

  • Self-employed jewellery designer

  • Sell jewellery designs to manufacturers

  • Sell jewellery designs online

  • Sell jewellery designs to shops and galleries

  • Antique jewellery restorer

Average Salary
Entry Level
- 10.5%
Projected workforce change
This is an estimation of the overall number of job opportunities in this career area up until 2027.

What next?

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