Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6344

Jewellers and related workers fabricate, assemble, repair and appraise fine jewellery. Watch repairers and related workers repair, clean, adjust and fabricate parts for clocks and watches. They are employed by jewellery, clock and watch manufacturers and retail stores, by jewellery and watch repair shops or they may be self-employed.

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Job Duties for Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations

Jewellers and related workers
  • Fabricate and repair precious and semi-precious metal jewellery, such as rings, brooches, pendants, bracelets and lockets
  • Examine, cut, shape and polish diamonds using optical instruments, lathes and laps
  • Examine, cut, shape and polish precious and synthetic gems using optical instruments, cutting disks and laps
  • Appraise gemstones and diamonds to differentiate between stones, identify rare specimens and to detect peculiarity affecting stone values
  • Set precious and semi-precious stones in jewellery mountings, according to specifications
  • May supervise other jewellers.
Watch repairers
  • Fabricate or fit parts to make watches and clocks
  • Examine clocks and watches, disassemble and check for defective and misaligned parts or rust
  • Replace or repair worn or broken parts
  • Test, adjust and regulate timepiece movements
  • Clean all parts using special cleaning and rinsing solutions and ultrasonic or mechanical cleaning machines to remove dirt and dried lubricants
  • May supervise other watch repairers.
Jewellers may specialize in certain kinds of jewellery, such as gold or silver, or in particular operations, such as fabrication or repair.

Working Conditions for Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations

Work is performed indoors, where tasks involving delicate repair equipment may cause injury.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Jeweller
  • Bench Moulder - Jewellery
  • Brass Or Bronze Chaser
  • Clock Repairer
  • Clock Repairman/woman
  • Clockmaker
  • Custom Bracelet Maker
  • Custom Brooch Maker
  • Custom Jewellery Mounter
  • Custom Locket Maker
  • Design Cutter - Jewellery
  • Diamond And Other Gem Cutting And Polishing
  • Diamond Bruter
  • Diamond Cutter
  • Diamond Expert
  • Diamond Grader - Jewellery Manufacturing
  • Diamond Marker
  • Diamond Polisher
  • Diamond Sawyer
  • Diamond Selector - Jewellery Manufacturing
  • Diamond Setter
  • Gem Cutter
  • Gem Expert
  • Gem Setter
  • Gemologist
  • Jewel Setter
  • Jeweller
  • Jewellery Appraiser
  • Jewellery Chaser
  • Jewellery Hammersmith
  • Jewellery Model Maker
  • Jewellery Moulder
  • Jewellery Repairer
  • Jewellery Repairman/woman
  • Jewellery Sample Maker
  • Lapidary
  • Pearl Cutter
  • Pearl Setter
  • Plater - Jewellery Manufacturing
  • Precious Stone Setter
  • Setter - Jewellery Manufacturing
  • Silver Chaser
  • Stonecutter - Jewellery
  • Stonesetter - Jewellery
  • Watch Repairer
  • Watch Repairer Apprentice
  • Watch Repairman/woman
  • Watchmaker