Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations (NOC 6344)

About this job

Jewellers and related workers:

  • make, assemble, repair and appraise fine jewellery

Watch repairers and related workers:

  • repair, clean, adjust and make parts for clocks and watches

These workers are employed by jewellery, clock and watch manufacturers and retail stores. They may also be employed by jewellery and watch repair shops or they may be self-employed.

Common job titles
  • clock maker / repairer
  • cutter, precious stone
  • diamond bruter / cutter / expert / grader
  • jewellery moulder / model maker
  • jewellery repairer
  • lapidary
  • clock maker / repairer
  • cutter, precious stone
  • diamond bruter / cutter / expert / grader
  • diamond polisher / sawyer / setter
  • gem cutter / expert / setter
  • gemologist

Duties

Jewellers and related workers:

  • make 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 requirements
  • may supervise other jewellers

Watch repairers:

  • make or fit parts to craft watches and clocks
  • examine clocks and watches, take apart 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

Special duties

Jewellers may specialize in certain kinds of jewellery, such as gold or silver, or in particular operations, such as fabrication or repair.

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a controlled indoor environment.
  • Working with equipment, machinery, instruments or power/hand tools may be a source of injury.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

There is little movement between the jewellery occupations and the watch repairers in this group.

Movement is possible among the various jewellery occupations in this group.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.