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Crafting gold and other precious metals and gemstones, using a variety of techniques to create fashion accessories.

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Why is this skill important?

A jeweller can make either exclusive individual pieces ready to be set with precious gemstones or prototypes for reproduction. They might be required to replicate, renovate or repair an existing piece of worth or sentimental value to its owner.

Because they deal with precious metals, a jewellery maker needs to be precise, work economically and avoid wasting materials. The work is intricately detailed and requires a high level of skill, focus, and concentration. Due to the intricate nature of the work, many of the tools are delicate and therefore need to be used and handled with extreme care.

Given the value of the materials with which the jewellery maker works, they must act with complete honesty and integrity and be fully aware of the ethics, regulations and security that relate to the sourcing, purchase, production, and sale of precious metals, gemstones and finished pieces.

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Making things
  • Craftsmanship
  • Using tools
  • Being creative

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The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • Using a technical drawing, a piece of jewellery is made following the designer’s original concept.

  • Competitors will use cutting and sawing techniques to shape and create settings for gemstones.

  • Under timed conditions, Competitors will demonstrate they can complex jewellery components and complete pieces.

  • Judges will be looking or those who can work with delicate tools with extreme care.

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Medal Result Competitor Country/region
Gold 736 Nikita Stepin Russia
Silver 732 Andrei Chiesa Brazil
Bronze 720 JING-FANG LIN Chinese Taipei
Bronze 718 Fan Hu China
Bronze 718 Jeanne-Marie GIVELET France
Medallion for Excellence 713 SANGKYU JUNG Korea
Medallion for Excellence 710 Alexander Wood United Kingdom
Medallion for Excellence 708 Asraf Jamal India
Medallion for Excellence 700 Misaki Takano Japan
694 Amin Hashemi Akhgar Iran
680 Alexander Stricker South Tyrol, Italy
673 Ana Pombo Portugal
668 Carlos Holmes Realpe Llanten Colombia
617 Julia Göransson Sweden
616 Sunniva Løkkevik Norway
592 Sundus Alhosani United Arab Emirates
575 Aidin Panuluhjati Indonesia

How to compete

To reach the level of skills required to compete in a WorldSkills Competition takes several years of training and dedication. But the best time to start is now.

Find out more about how to take part in a WorldSkills Competition.