Jewelers and Jewelry Repairers

Jewelers create, either from their own design or one by a design specialist, rings, necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry out of gold, silver, or platinum. Jewelry repairers alter ring sizes, reset stones, and refashion old jewelry. Restringing beads and stones, resetting clasps and hinges, and mending breaks in ceramic and metal pieces also are aspects of jewelry repair. A few jewelers are also trained as gemologists, who examine, grade, and evaluate gems, or gem cutters, who cut, shape, and polish gemstones. Many jewelers also repair watches and clocks. There are about 52,100 jewelers and precious stone and metal workers employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
  • Apprenticeship
Related School Subjects
  • Art
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Drawing/Design
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Creative
  • Hands On
Licensure/Certification Recommended