Jewelers have the creativity and precision skills to design and create intricate items of jewelry. They usually first create their designs on paper or using CAD software. They then bring their design vision to life by creating jewelry from different types of precious metal and stones. Some jewelers only do the design work, while others may only work on designs given to them and some do both.
Most jewelers learn the job while doing an apprenticeship under a master craftsman. There are also short programs that focus on jewelry design and manufacturing. Whether or not you choose to enroll in a formal training program, you will have to spend several hours of hands-on training to master the skill of jewelry designing and manufacturing. Steady hands, keen hand-eye coordination, and precision skills are crucial attributes of the job.
At your jeweler interview, be prepared to showcase your skills in designing and manufacturing jewelry. Carry along a portfolio of your works or at least photographs of some of your best work. This is the single best way to impress any interviewer at your jeweler interview. Another thing you should do is read through mock interview questions to get a better idea of what questions to expect at your jeweler interview.