Reference Quantity: ST0439

Particulars of normal

Occupation abstract 

Set inside an business steeped in centuries of custom, the jewelry, silversmithing and allied trades business helps the pursuit of excellence of their conventional craft abilities while additionally embracing innovation and know-how. The jeweller, silversmith an allied trades skilled is a elementary occupational function within the wider sector that contributes roughly £2 billion to the British financial system.

British made jewelry and silverware merchandise have a world and iconic repute and the continued success of the sector will rely upon sustaining a talented, well-trained workforce.

‘Jewelry, Silversmith and Allied Trades Skilled’ is a broad description of somebody who’s engaged with the manufacturing of wonderful and detailed gadgets which might be comprised of treasured metals and adorned with treasured stones and different supplies. 

Jewelry and silverware gadgets could also be within the type of silverware as a centre piece for a board room desk, jewelry resembling marriage ceremony and engagement rings and individually made gadgets produced by a specialist designer. 

This commonplace displays the 9 key capabilities that make up the broader jewelry manufacturing sector. This contains:

  • Silversmiths – forming shapes and types from silverware together with dishes, cups, platters
  • Casting – forming moulds and dealing with molten treasured metals to kind shapes resembling pendants, drops and frameworks
  • Stone setting – choosing and fixing stones right into a kind and making certain they’re safe
  • Mounting – creating components of jewelry to which treasured stones are fitted
  • Engraving – utilizing instruments to create patterns in flat and sophisticated shapes together with textual content, photographs and complicated patterns
  • Enamelling – working with and making use of enamel to create colored patterns, photographs and finishes
  • Sharpening and ending – making use of completely different processes and supplies to provide a polish and shine to an merchandise or to spotlight a particular end
  • CAD/CAM processes – working with designers and makers to provide mannequin types for manufacturing jewelry or silverware gadgets utilizing extremely automated processes
  • Lapidary – choosing, slicing and sharpening treasured and semi-precious stones to be used inside a spread of merchandise

The usual displays a spread of various job capabilities (allied trades) every of which is related to key capabilities and actions within the total business.  Some gadgets produced would require enter from a spread of people employed inside a number of of the allied trades, others gadgets might be accomplished wholly by one particular person.   People working inside the business will initially give attention to being employed in one of many elective pathways as described inside this commonplace. 

Smaller companies might nicely give attention to one of many elective pathways described and work with a wider provide chain offering enterprise to enterprise sort companies.  Bigger companies make use of a cross part of people throughout the completely different elective pathways, passing every merchandise for manufacture from one specialist to a different. 

An worker on this occupation may fit in a small enterprise producing or manufacturing specialist jewelry or silverware gadgets or in a wider manufacturing facility setting as a part of a manufacturing or manufacturing workforce, incorporating allied trades, producing bigger orders. They’ll have the ability to work simply as successfully on their very own or as a part of a wider workforce. In each situations they’ll perceive the influence of their function on these working round them.

No matter which manufacturing processes the employers’ use, jewellers, silversmiths or allied trades professionals will know and perceive the end-to-end technique of how the gadgets are produced and the manufacturing processes required to provide a remaining product.

An worker on this occupation might be accountable for working effectively and precisely to agreed product specs and buyer necessities, utilizing each hand and machine abilities, inside agreed manufacturing deadlines and to the required high quality commonplace. Of their each day work they’ll report back to line managers, supervisors and different extremely skilled colleagues from a spread of different related trades. Typical working sample is Monday to Friday.

Typical day-to-day duties might embody:

  • Receive and perceive the necessities of a design
  • Working with CAD designs
  • Operation of kit to provide gadgets utilizing CAM equipment
  • The slicing of metals to given shapes and designs
  • Working with hand instruments and equipment to derive a spread of various finishes and patterns
  • Manufacturing of things in wax for casting
  • Casting gadgets in treasured metals
  • Working with enamels to attain required finishes
  • Deciding on and setting treasured stones
  • Sharpening and ending gadgets
  • Look at completed jewelry and/or silverware merchandise for high quality;
  • Restore and/or rework jewelry and/or silverware gadgets;

Typical job titles 

Typical job titles embody:

  • Jeweller
  • Silversmith
  • Setter
  • Polisher/finisher
  • Engraver
  • Enameller
  • Mounter
  • CAD/CAM operator
  • Lapidary

The core information, abilities and behaviours should be accomplished by ALL Jewelry, Silversmiths or Allied Commerce apprentices, together with ONE of the eight specialist capabilities.

Core: All Jewelry, Silversmithing and Allied Trades Skilled apprentices should have all the following core abilities, information and behaviours

Responsibility Standards

Information and Understanding (Realize it)

Expertise (Present it)
Work in accordance with well being and security laws Capable of work in a protected method

  • Related H & S laws associated to their function and that of the broader office.
  • The techniques, processes and organisational procedures used to make sure compliance with H & S and different related laws.

  • Display the appliance of H & S, COSHH and different insurance policies inside the office.
  • Display an understanding of office hazards and different areas of legislative non-compliance and the way these will be addressed.

Use hand instruments and tools successfully Can work with instruments successfully

  • The aim and use of various hand instruments and tools.
  • The upkeep of hand instruments and tools.
  • Find out how to buy hand instruments and tools.

  • Choose and utilise instruments and tools to attain the specified end/consequence.
  • Keep the effectiveness of hand instruments and rectify any defects ought to these come up.
  • Buy or order acceptable instruments and tools.

Use powered plant and tools successfully Can utilise powered instruments safely and successfully

  • The aim and use of various powered plant and tools.
  • The upkeep of powered plant and tools.
  • Find out how to buy powered plant and tools.

  •  Choose and utilise the right powered plant or tools for the duty to attain the specified end/consequence.
  • Keep the effectiveness of the powered plant and/or tools; and rectify defects and harm.

Work with designs and specs Works with designs and specs successfully and might apply them

  • Find out how to learn working drawings and specs, together with business commonplace descriptions and symbols used to explain processes and finishes
  • Find out how to measure, interpret dimension and scale.
  • Find out how to talk design necessities to colleagues and purchasers.
  • The restrictions of various design approaches.

  • Translate designs into bodily gadgets from working drawings to a specification.
  • Determine the fabric required to provide an merchandise primarily based upon a given specification.
  • Talk necessities of the design to colleagues utilizing business commonplace language.

Work with completely different supplies Capable of work with the supplies that are used inside their specialism

  • The place completely different supplies utilized in manufacture are sourced from
  • The organisational procedures to observe when acquiring supplies
  • The bodily properties and limitations of various supplies used and their relative monetary worth.
  • Various supplies which may be used/substituted.
  • The significance of decreasing waste and the strategies used for managing it.

  • Choose the right amount of fabric for the duty as specified inside the design and specification and in accordance with organisational procedures
  • Determine various supplies that may very well be substituted.
  • Organise and implement the manufacturing course of to minimise waste.
  • Display a wider understanding of waste administration inside the office.

Verify and assess the standard of personal work Self assesses their very own work and checks for accuracy

  • The significance of working to tolerances in opposition to the unique design/specification.
  • The significance of self-reflection to help with the event of abilities.

  • Choose and utilise instruments to measure tolerances and accuracy all through the manufacturing course of.
  • Implement actions to enhance the end/accuracy of the merchandise.

Talk with colleagues and clients Communicates in knowledgeable method with colleagues and clients

  • The business particular terminology used to explain supplies, processes and finishes
  • The roles of differing workforce members inside the organisation and an understanding of how their very own work depends upon and influence on the work of others
  • The completely different talent units out there inside the organisation and people companies which might be outsourced to different people and organisations
  • The organisational strategies used to speak with clients

  • Talk with colleagues and different people concerned within the manufacturing course of in a way that’s clear, signifies understanding of the specified consequence and which promotes teamwork.
  • Talk with the shopper completely different choices which may be potential to provide the merchandise

Work in knowledgeable method Works in a approach that’s skilled

  • How buyer necessities will be recognized.
  • How completely different methods, processes and finishes will be communicated to clients.
  • How work will be precisely priced.
  • The place data relating to new and rising methods and supplies will be sought.

  • Translate buyer necessities.
  • Talk the varied methods, processes and finishes associated to the merchandise(s)

Ensures the safety of labor merchandise and the office Ensures the safety of supplies and the office

  • The organisational procedures which make sure the safety of supplies, work in progress, staff and most of the people.

  • Follows procedures to promotes their very own safety and that of colleagues and the organisation.
  • Takes motion to recognise and mitigate dangers


  • Embrace and promote the values of the organisation
  • Deal with workforce, clients and different stakeholders courteously and respect
  • Take possession and duty for his or her function and dealing space, together with different workforce members the place acceptable
  • Show loyalty, integrity and accountability to the organisation
  • Decide to steady improvement of self and workforce, together with enhancements to techniques and processes

Specialist:  Jewelry, Silversmithing and Allied Trades Professionals should choose from ONE of the next specialist capabilities

  • Silversmithing
  • Casting
  • Stone setting
  • Mounting
  • Engraving
  • Enamelling
  • Sharpening and ending
  • CAD/CAM processes
  • Lapidary

Specialist perform 1: Silversmithing

A silversmith is accountable for working with treasured and non-precious metals to provide one off and batch produced gadgets.

Responsibility Standards

Information and Understanding

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Expertise (Present it)
Shaping & forming supplies Applies completely different methods to kind and form silverware

  • Totally different shaping and forming methods which may be utilised.
  • Totally different instruments and tools which may be used for the duty.
  • Course of and goal of annealing steel when shaping and forming supplies.
  • Elimination of oxides, and many others. from the merchandise throughout processing.

  • Display the processes required to form a chunk of silverware from a given design, together with the instruments and tools that will be required.
  • Display annealing course of to form and kind metals.
  • Keep an efficient working atmosphere.

Be part of Supplies Apply strategies to create safe joins in silver

  • Totally different processes used to affix gadgets.
  • How the completely different properties of metals influence on the strategy used to affix them.
  • Find out how to assist and maintain work in the course of the becoming a member of course of.

  • Display using appropriate becoming a member of methods within the profitable completion of the duty.
  • Display an understanding of several types of solder and associated fluxes.
  • Display an understanding round using jigs, binding wire, “stiches” and different fixtures used when soldering.
  • Display an understanding of using security pickle and oxide prevention methods and supplies

End supplies Can produce a spread of floor finishes

  • Totally different finishes that may be utilized to silverware.
  • How surfaces ought to be ready previous to sharpening and ending.
  • The usage of plating and patination
  • How completely different finishes will be achieved.
  • The precept of half sharpening when assembling an merchandise.
  • The significance of cleansing the merchandise previous to and after sharpening.

  • Use abrasives, papers, powders and blocks to arrange gadgets for sharpening and ending.
  • Display a spread of sharpening and ending methods
  • Use lathe, and/or different appropriate tools to shine work to the required commonplace.
  • Publish-process work to a industrial commonplace.



Specialist perform 2: Casting

A caster is accountable for working with a mannequin to breed it in steel

Responsibility Standards

Information and Understanding

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Expertise (Present it)
Make and reduce rubber moulds for manufacturing Can produce prime quality moulds

  • The varied moulding making supplies utilized by the business and their utility.
  • The restrictions of various mould making supplies,
  • The mould making and slicing course of associated to every materials.

  • Display a spread of related mould making abilities to the required commonplace.
  • Display related slicing methods.
  • Checks that moulds are free from defects.

Produce wax sample Can produce prime quality wax patterns

  • The kinds of wax pot which may be employed, each guide and automatic.
  • The working temperature and strain of molten wax.
  • The removing of wax patterns from moulds avoiding harm or deformation.
  • The identification and prevention of defects that would have an effect on the viability of the wax sample.

  • Inject rubber mould with wax to a constant commonplace and take away from mould
  • Verify on the standard to make sure that the wax sample is free from defects
  • Keep a clear and tidy work space

Construct a tree for casting Can compile a tree appropriate for casting

  • The instruments required to construct wax bushes.
  • The fundamental ideas of steel movement, solidification and spruing.
  • How wax patterns are assembled

  • Create a practical wax tree prepared for investing.

Make investments and burnout moulds Can make investments mould and burnout

  • The levels of the funding course of.
  • The significance of the burnout cycle within the funding course of
  • The operation of the furnace

  • Put together equipment for the funding course of.
  • Combine the funding materials and make investments the mould inside its flask    
  • Load, program and run the furnace for casting.

Forged materials Forged jewelry gadgets

  • The varied casting processes and their acceptable utility to completely different metals.
  • The use and goal of cloaking gases, over-pressure and vacuum when utilized to casting processes.
  • The temperature and casting cycles that ought to be utilized.
  • The processes wanted to make sure that casts are absolutely shaped
  • Figuring out widespread defects and methods to rectify them.

  • Calculate the quantity of steel required to efficiently fill a given flask.
  • Put together steel and equipment for casting and solid steel into flasks.

Wash out and de-sprue solid gadgets Removes merchandise from moulds

  • The aim course of for quenching.
  • The post-processing of flasks together with the removing of funding by jet washing.
  • Methods and instruments required to take away the completed castings from the central sprue or tree.

  • Quench flasks and take away the funding utilizing acceptable tools.
  • Take away casting from bushes utilizing acceptable tools.

Specialist perform 3: Stone Setting

A stone setter is accountable for working with a mounter to securely embed (set) the dear gems or diamonds in a chunk of jewelry.

Responsibility Standards

Information and Understanding

 (Realize it)

Expertise (Present it)
Put together several types of stone setting Can produce a spread of stone settings  

  • The several types of stone setting used within the business.
  • The instruments and methods required to efficiently full the duty together with these used for marking out, using burrs, drills and frazes.
  • The completely different ranges of hardness of various stone varieties and its influence on the kind of setting used

  • Choose the right setting method appropriate for the kind and hardness of the stone(s) getting used
  • Put together the merchandise for setting by marking out and/or opening out the merchandise to be set to accommodate the dear gems.

Create bearers and/or grains Can create bearers and grains  

  • Find out how to create bearers and grains utilizing the suitable instruments together with scorpers and gravers.

  • Display a spread of methods to create bearers or grains previous to setting the piece

Safe and take away stones Capable of safe and take away stones from jewelry gadgets

  • The right course of for setting stones utilizing pushers, burnishers, and many others.
  • The right course of for eradicating stones utilizing the suitable tools.

  • Display a spread of setting processes utilizing the right methods.
  • Display the profitable removing of treasured gems utilizing the right methods.

End settings Verify and end the setting

  • The method for ending gadgets as soon as these are set.
  • The usage of burnishers to deburr gadgets post-setting.

  • Full post-processing of set gadgets to a typical that meets the requirement of the employer.


Specialist perform 4: Mounting

Mounters create the components of jewelry to which gems are then added (by a gem or diamond setter).  They normally work with metals, together with gold, silver and platinum.  The mount wants to carry the stones securely, and present it off to its greatest impact. 

Responsibility Standards

Information and Understanding

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(Present it)

Measure and mark out materials Can measure design and apply to materials

  • Find out how to measure dimensions precisely.
  • Find out how to switch the design to the merchandise and mark out.

  • Use dividers and calliper and measuring gauges for marking out.
  • Use measuring devises to achieve appropriate dimensions.

Work with a design Can perceive and apply a design

  • Find out how to translate the design onto supplies.
  • How designs will be measured and marked out on supplies and the completely different instruments that can be utilized.
  • The terminology used inside working drawings in stone mounting actions.

  • Choose and use acceptable measuring and marking tools.
  • Switch the design and drawing necessities to steel.
  • Mark out positions on materials for slicing, shaping and drilling to the required specification.
  • Minimize and form materials to the specs set out within the design.

Work with completely different supplies Can work with a spread of supplies in a mounting

  • The properties of various supplies used within the manufacturing of jewelry.
  • The completely different melting factors of non-ferrous metals and treasured metals.
  • The ductility and malleability of the metals used.
  • The required degree of steel floor ending required previous to remaining sharpening.

  • Choose the right steel and fineness to provide the required merchandise.
  • Process is accomplished with out harm to the floor.
  • Materials is used economically, producing as little waste as potential.
  • Obtain an appropriate floor degree end on treasured metals.
  • Make sure that the mount is satisfactorily ready for setting.


Specialist perform 5: Engraving

An engraver is accountable for working with different business professionals so as to add ornamental options or lettering to a treasured or non-precious merchandise.

Responsibility Standards

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Work with gravers, scorpers and different specialist engraving instruments Can confidently work with specialist engraving instruments

  • Know the varied kinds of letter types and layouts for inscriptions and monograms.
  • Find out about the important thing variations between restore, restoration, conservation and reconstruction.
  • How related crafts (e.g. silversmithing, enamelling, steel spinning, sharpening, stone mounting and many others), influence on the completion of the engraved work.

  • Mark out and measure supplies for engraving.
  • Lay out scroll work and decorative patterns.
  • Produce engraved surfaces utilizing a spread of supplies, designs, floor varieties, commonplace and superior methods (together with slicing, seal engraving, carving, piercing, inlay and overlay).
  • Apply designs utilizing hand or machine-based processes.

Work in knowledgeable method Works in a approach that’s skilled

  • How buyer necessities will be recognized.
  • How completely different engraving methods and finishes will be communicated to clients.
  • How work will be precisely priced.
  • The place data relating to new and rising engraving methods will be sought.

  • Translate buyer necessities.
  • Successfully talk the varied methods surrounding engraving.

Restore engraved gadgets Can restore engraved gadgets

  • The method of repairing engraved gadgets broken in the course of the engraving course of.

  • Implement restore methods together with using burnishers, and many others.

Specialist perform 6: Enamelling

An enameller is accountable for working with different business professionals to use ornamental enamel to the floor of a spread of things.

Responsibility Standards

Information and Understanding

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(Present it)

Put together surfaces prepared for enamelling Can put together surfaces which might be suited to enamelling

  • The suitable chemical compounds to make use of to arrange the precise steel to be enamelled.

  • Observe appropriate protected dealing with processes to be used of chemical compounds.
  • Clear and put together the floor able to enamel.

Put together enamel to be used Can put together enamel suited to the required activity

  • The strategies of making ready the enamel previous to utility.
  • How the grade of the enamel will be assessed.

  • Grind and wash the enamel to the required grade.
  • Dry the enamel prepared for utility if utilizing dry sifting method.

Apply enamel to surfaces Can apply several types of enamel

  • How moist lay enamel ought to be utilized.
  • How mud enamel ought to be utilized.
  • How enamel will be reworked previous to firing.

  • Grind enamel in purified water for making use of moist enamel onto the product as per design necessities.
  • Apply moist enamel onto the product as per design necessities.
  • Mud the enamel onto the product to the right degree prepared for firing.

Hearth enamel Can hearth enamel to provide required end

  • The completely different firing strategies appropriate for enamelling functions together with fuel torch, batch, firing in electrical kiln, firing in an electrical conveyor furnace.

  • Choose the suitable technique of firing the product.
  • Set kiln to the right temperature for vitrifying the enamel.

End enamel Can end the enamel floor to satisfy the necessities of the design

  • The ending strategies which may be utilized to enamelled merchandise.
  • Recognizing and figuring out errors in enamelling.
  • How defects will be corrected.

  • Produce the floor required together with matt, shiny or satin finishes.
  • End the enamel to the required floor impact.
  • Right pin holes, floor filth and cracks.


Specialist perform 7: Sharpening/Ending

A polisher/finisher is accountable for working with different commerce professionals to create a sturdy and engaging end to an merchandise of treasured or non-precious metalwork.

Responsibility Standards

Information and Understanding

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(Present it)

Put together surfaces for sharpening Prepares surfaces prepared for sharpening

  • How surfaces will be cleaned and ready accurately
  • The right sequences for eradicating hearth stain, preliminary abrasive sharpening, pickling, barrelling, ending, chemical stripping, shiny sharpening and ending.

  • Apply the suitable pre-polishing processes

Deciding on sharpening media Understands and might choose appropriate sharpening media

  • The differing sharpening supplies which may be used.
  • The suitable hand or machine sharpening processes to attain required finishes.
  • The properties related to differing sharpening supplies.
  • Find out how to specify using particular compounds together with abrasive, sharpening, ending and matting.

  • Produce a commercially acceptable end on accomplished work.
  • End work utilizing a spread of kit, compounds and chemical compounds.
  • Polish and end work comprised of a spread of supplies.

Utilise acceptable instruments and equipment

Can successfully use instruments and equipment

  • Find out how to specify using sharpening instruments and tools together with mops, felt bobs, brushes and composition wheels.
  • Find out how to specify using sharpening tools together with hand and machine sharpening.
  • How instruments ought to be ready.
  • The perform of supplies utilized in barrel sharpening.

  • Choose the suitable hand or machine sharpening instruments, tools and equipment.
  • Put together and gown mops and bobs.
  • Choose and use acceptable sharpening media.

Clear and plate surfaces Can clear and plate supplies

  • Find out how to appropriately use extremely sonic cleaner and chemical compounds.
  • The usage of completely different drying strategies within the sharpening processes.
  • How plating tools ought to be used.
  • Find out how to measure the micron thickness of the product used when plating.

  • Put together and use extremely sonic cleaner and answer.
  • Put together and use plating tools.
  • Apply drying strategies inside the sharpening course of.

Specialist perform 8: CAD/CAM Processes

A CAD Technician is accountable for working with different business skilled to provide designs, prototypes and manufacturing runs of things

Responsibility Standards

Information and Understanding

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(Present it)

Interpret 2D designs Can perceive the necessities of a 2D design

  • Find out how to learn a working drawing, business commonplace terminology and descriptors round finishes, and many others.
  • Find out how to talk with the designer to make sure that the CAD design is perfect.
  • Find out how to interpret what the designer is looking for to attain

  • Display an understanding of methods to learn technical drawings and specs.
  • Work successfully with colleagues to make sure that CAD designs are match for goal and reflective of the design intent.

Make sure the performance of the design Can produce fashions that may be created in steel

  • The practical and sensible features and nature of supplies wanted to provide differing designs together with weights and thicknesses
  • The significance of correct measurement of current parts
  • The significance of correct measurement of current parts, e.g. stones
  • Find out how to assess the practicality of a design in regard to its manufacturing

  • Develop manufacturing drawings and specs which take account of the manufacturing processes getting used and the properties of the fabric chosen.
  • Assess the performance and practicality of the design

Use Pc Aided Design (CAD) Software program successfully Can utilise the complete performance of the software program

  • Related business particular software program packages.
  • The variations between 2D, 2.5D and 3D software program programmes.
  • The usage of element libraries and different software program instruments that assist efficient design and manufacturing.
  • Find out how to create types and shapes related to the commerce specialisation.
  • The completely different types of output e.g. machining recordsdata, SLA, STL., and many others.

  • Deciding on the right software program instruments to attain the required consequence.
  • Display using rendering packages for presentation functions.

Use apply pc aided manufacturing processes Can assist CAM processes

  • How components will be produced utilizing CAD and CAM processes
  • The vary of supplies which might be out there and appropriate for CAM processing.
  • The function of assist supplies and helps within the CAM course of.
  • The restrictions, strengths and weaknesses of the out there CAM options.

  • Create acceptable recordsdata for CAM utilization.
  • Verify that CAM components have satisfactory helps and that the mannequin is oriented accurately to make sure an optimum consequence.
  • Display the appliance of an acceptable CAM and CNC processes.

Can apply post-processing of CAM fashions Can produce CAM fashions

  • The post-processing of CAM fashions
  • Why fashions might require curing and the completely different strategies by which this may be achieved.

  • Verify on the profitable curing of 3D printed resin fashions.
  • Produce post-process fashions.
  • Take away assist and construct traces in preparation for casting

Account for the properties of the ultimate materials Can adapt design to account for the properties of supplies

  • Find out how to assess the design is to scale and meets the necessities of the design.
  • The influence that shrinkage, warping and becoming can have on gadgets produced
  • How the design will be adjusted to take account of shrinkage and warping.

  • Utilise software program to handle problems with shrinkage, and many others.
  • Use measuring tools to evaluate whether or not the merchandise has been constructed to acceptable tolerances and to scale 

Retailer recordsdata securely Can retailer digital recordsdata for future use

  • The protocols for storage and safety of information and mental property

  • Apply organisational protocols round knowledge storage, file naming and safety.

Specialist perform 9: Lapidary

A lapidary is accountable for choosing, slicing and sharpening treasured and semi-precious stones.

Responsibility Standards

Information and Understanding

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Expertise (Present it)
Deciding on stones appropriate for slicing Can choose appropriate stones that can obtain required commonplace

  • Several types of stones used inside the jewelry and artistic industries, together with treasured and semi-precious
  • Fundamentals of gemmology and the way stones are created
  • Totally different ranges of hardness of various stone varieties and its influence on the approaches used to chop and form the stone

  • Choose stones primarily based on dimension, weight, color and form in accordance with requirements required by the shopper and set by the organisation

Mark out slicing areas Can put together several types of stone for attaining required form/reduce  

  • Terminology used to explain the most typical cuts and shapes of stone
  • Instruments and methods required to mark and set the cuts required to create the form and.or aspects required

  • Interpret work documentation to determine kinds of reduce required
  • Display a spread of methods to mark areas and aspects to be reduce

Minimize stones Can reduce a spread of several types of stone to attain a spread of business commonplace shapes and cuts

  • Strategies used to cleave and reduce stones
  • Instruments used to chop stones and the way they need to be arrange to be used
  • Strategies used to measure and assess the effectiveness and high quality of the reduce

  • Minimize stones utilizing saws
  • Minimize stones utilizing abrasion methods
  • Measure and assess the effectiveness of the reduce of treasured gems utilizing the right methods.

Polish stones Can polish stones to the required end and high quality

  • Instruments and used to attain a spread of finishes
  • Media used to attain differing finishes
  • Course of for sharpening several types of stones  as soon as reduce
  • The organisational requirements for the finishes required

  • Arrange and use appropriate sharpening tools
  • Apply appropriate media to attain specified commonplace
  • Assess as as to whether the required commonplace has been achieved
  • Retailer polished stones in a way that preserves their end

Entry Employers will set their very own entry necessities so as to begin on this apprenticeship
Length Primarily based on the entry necessities set by the employer the everyday length for this apprenticeship is 3 years
English and maths Apprentices who haven’t but achieved degree 2 English and maths are required to attain degree 2 English and maths previous to completion of the apprenticeship
Development Development from this apprenticeship is anticipated to be right into a workforce chief function
Degree This apprenticeship commonplace is ready at degree 3
Renewal After 3 years except there may be proof of great business change which employers agree warrants earlier modification

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