The individual at work converts wax models to jewellery pieces through investment casting process. The individual invests the flask and then operates semi to fully-automated machines to pour and regulate the flow of molten precious metal into cavities created by melted wax, to produce cast jewellery pieces on mass scale.
The individual works with hand and machine tools and using gold and polished gemstones to create traditional and heavy Chettinadu jewellery, mostly acquired for investment or specific rituals.
The individual at work needs to cut the rough diamond into two pieces, for better value or the removal of impurities or irregularities without shattering it. The individual uses a second diamond or a laser, to carve a groove into the diamond along a plane of weakness. A steel blade is placed in the groove and a sharp blow is delivered with the hammer, which splits the stone
The individual at work uses CAD software and tools to produce a range of jewellery designs that are also practical for manufacturing. CAD drawings provide all the information that forms the basis for every stage of manufacturing the jewellery
The individual at work assesses market trends by: Researching the market, taking cues from exhibitions and interacting with customers and designer. The individual develops design concepts, assesses the value of inputs to price jewellery for different budgets, and presents design brief to senior management or client for finalization
Individuals working as assorter have to separate polished diamonds and group them into lots having similar characteristics and reject which are not as per required quality. It is done by looking at the diamond through an eye glass under light and requires experience in spotting similar type of diamonds. Each diamond is assessed according to its characteristics of cut, carat, colour and clarity.
The individual at work counts diamonds and gemstones and puts into a bag as per the product requirement for any given jewellery design.
Individuals working on this job use the weighing scale to weigh all the diamonds entering and leaving all the departments in the company. It can be weighing of individual diamonds or a pack of diamonds. Each department in the company has its own stocking or stock control department, where all the stock in that department is maintained and tallied. Hence weighing is done after every process.
The individual works with hand and machine tools to make specialised jewellery of gold using engraving (naqqashi) and embossing or repousse method. The individual is also makes specific tools for embossing. It is a highly technical and creative job role.
The indivdual works with numerous hand and machine tools to remove sprues from the cast jewellery piece; rectify casting defects such as porosity, blisters, bubbles, and cracks; and assemble the final jewellery components meant for linking.
The individual at work allocates work to subordinate workers, trains and educates them, instructs about the job to be performed on daily basis, checks quality of output, manages team and systems, carries out performance appraisal, ensures safety of the diamond, and interacts with other departments in order to produce lots of polished diamonds as per company?s objectives and customer?s requirement and delivers on time
The individual at work ensures that the jewellery piece manufactured is as per design and defect-free before allowing it to be dispatched to the customer.
The individual in the jewellery retail store manages a section of sales counters, mostly, of similar product categories, e.g., gold section, or diamond section. The individual is responsible for the sales at the sections and also the performance of human resource working there. Sometimes, the individual and may also manage the store alongside the Store Manager