7313-Jewellery and Precious Metal Workers

Job Title: 

Jewellery and Precious Metal Workers

Job Description: 

Jewellery and precious metal workers design, fabricate, adjust, repair, or appraise jewellery, ceremonial or religious items, gold, silver, other precious metals or gems. They cut, file, polish and set precious and semi-precious stones including gems and diamonds and engrave designs on jewellery and precious metal articles. They cut and polish diamonds for industrial purposes.


Tasks include:

  • casting jewellery and other non-ferrous metal articles by hand
  • creating new jewellery designs and modifying existing designs, using computers as necessary
  • cutting designs in moulds or other materials to be used as models in the fabrication of metal and jewellery products
  • altering existing jewellery mountings in order to reposition jewels or to adjust mountings
  • repairing, reshaping and restyling old jewellery or precious metal ware following designs or instructions
  • making complete jewellery articles such as rings, necklaces, bangles, brooches and bracelets from materials such as gold, silver, platinum, and precious or semiprecious stones
  • examining gem surfaces and internal structures, using polariscopes, refractometers, microscopes, and other optical instruments to differentiate between stones, identify rare specimens or to detect flaws, defects, or peculiarities affecting gem values
  • cutting and polishing gems and setting them in jewellery articles
  • engraving or embossing letters, designs or decorative lines on jewellery and precious metal ware
  • grinding, drilling and finishing jewel bearings for use in precision instruments such as compasses and chronometers
  • examining assembled or finished products to ensure conformance to specifications, using magnifying glasses or precision measuring instruments
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Industrial diamond cutter and polisher
Jewellery enameller
Jewellery repairer

Specific Occupations: 

Jewellery worker (general)

Gem setter/cutter and polisher


Jewellery engraver

Other jewellery and precious metal workers

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore