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CAREERSintheJEWELRYINDUSTRYYourguidetoaBRIGHTandSHININGFUTURE CONTENTSIntroduction..........................................2CareerPathways....................................4-23RetailJewelrySalesProfessional.....................4RetailJewelryManagementProfessional.............6BenchManufacturingJeweler.......................8JewelryAppraiser................................10JewelryDesigner.................................12JewelryManufacturer...........................14JewelryWholesalerImporter........................16LabGraderQualityAssuranceTechnician..............18Watchmaker....................................20PawnbrokerEstateJewelryDealer...................22ProfessionalCerticationfromJewelersofAmerica............24CareerResources...................................26-27JobSearchIndustryResources.......................28-29EducationTraining.................................30-37ThankYou..........................................38AboutJewelersofAmerica..............................39 IsthereanyoneyouknowwhodoesntownatleastoneitemojewelryItmightbeawatchhandeddownthroughthegenerationsasparklingnewengagementringoratreasuredeamarketfndbutalmosteveryonehasonepiecethatsspecialtothem.Jewelryitselappearsinstoriesandmoviesinartandlegendyetthejewelrybusinessitselisanindustrymuchlikeanyother.BeorejewelrydesignersandmanuacturerscancreatetheearringsringsnecklacesandbroochesthataresoldinstoresonMainStreetandonlinerawmaterialsneedtobeminedormanuacturedandshippedromar-reachingplaces.Wholesalershelpsupplyretailersacrossthecountrywithgemsandjewelrywhileretailsalesproessionalsarethefnallinkinthechainbridgingthecriticalgapbetweenproductandconsumer.Everyonedesignersgemologistsjewelerswatchmakerssalesandcustomerservicerepresentativesstoremanagerslaboratorygradersandappraisershasaparttoplay.Increasinglythisinvolvesanactiveroleinmakingsurethatateverystepintheprocessjewelryissourcedmanuacturedandsoldinanethicalandenvironmentally-consciousmanner.ButwhatdostoremanagersneedtoknowWhatexactlydoappraisersdoHowdoyoulearntodesignjewelryHowmuchtrainingdoesittaketobeamasterwatchmakerWhatsalarycanabenchjewelerexpecttomakeWhatcareergrowthcansalespeopleachieveThisguideisdesignedtogiveyouaquicksnapshotolieinsidethejewelryindustry.Foreacho10careerpathwaystheguideexaminesdailyactivitiesandwhattrainingandskillsyoullneed.Italsoexplorescareergrowthanddevelopmentandinbroadtermsprovidessalaryrangesoreachcareerprofled.Finallytheguidetakesacloserlookataewpeoplewhosecareerchoiceshavebroughtthembothmaterialsuccessandthetremendouspersonalsatisactionoworkingwithsomethingtheylovejewelry.2CareersintheJewelryIndustryINTRODUCTION 3JewelersofAmericawww.jewelers.orgJOBTRAININGWITHINTHEJEWELRYINDUSTRYTraditionallypeopleinthejewelryindustryreliedononthejobtrainingorsalesandadministrativepositionsandormalorinormalapprenticeshipsorjewelersandwatchmakers.TodayitisstillpossibletogetajewelryindustryjobwithoutormaltrainingorjewelryexperiencegoodnewsorpeoplestartingoutaswellascareerchangersManyemployersarelookingortheskillsyouneedorsuccessinanyindustryastrongworkethictheabilitytolistenandlearncomputerandorganizationalskillsandaboveallpassionandenthusiasm.Butgettingatleastsometrainingbeoreyoustartorwithinyourfrstewyearscanmakeyouastrongerapplicantandwillcertainlymakeachievingyourcareergoalsaneasiertask.Awordaboutormaleducationwhilemanyproessionalsinthejewelryindustryhavebeneftedromacollegedegreeothershaveseenahighlevelosuccesswithoutit.Thejewelryindustryoersindividualsnotinclinedtogotocollegemanycareerchoicesthatcanbringgreatsatisactionaswellastremendouspersonalandfnancialrewards.Becauseothevariednatureothejewelryindustryanditsmanyoccupationalpathwaystherearenumerouseducationalprogramsavailabletomeetyourneedsromweekendclassesorseminarstointensivehands-onstudioorlabsessionscomprehensivediplomaprogramsandconvenientnightclassesanddistanceeducation.Nomatterwhichcareerpathyouareinterestedinthisguidewillgiveyouinsighttotheeducationandtrainingthatwillhelpmakeyourcareerdreamsareality.Foradirectoryojewelryeducationandtrainingoptionsseepage30.ANoteAboutSalariesANOTEABOUTSALARIESThesalaryinormationpresentedinCareersintheJewelryIndustrywascompiledromanumberosourcesromwithinandoutsidethejewelryindustryanddoesnotrepresentexactlywhataspecifcjobwithaspecifccompanywillpay.Salaryrangesvarywidelyindierentpartsothecountryandthesalaryoeredoragivenjobwilldependuponanindividualspreviousexperienceandtrainingthecompanyoeringemploymentandlocalmarketconditions.Careerchangersandthosewithextensivevolunteerornon-proftexperiencemayfndeventhoughtheirresumallsoutsidethejewelryindustrytheirexistingskillsallowthemtocommandahighersalaryoradvancemorequickly.Somecareerpathwaysoerairlywell-defnedsalaryrangeswhileotherslikewholesalerimporterdesignermanuacturerretailmanagementproessionalhavethepotentialormuchhighertop-endearnings.TherangeslistedinthisguidearebaseduponextensivejewelryindustrysalarysurveysanoverviewoavailablesalaryinormationromparalleloccupationsoutsidethejewelryindustryandthemostrecentandrelevantsalarydataavailableromtheU.S.DepartmentoLabor.Publiclibrariestrademagazinesandindustrywebsitesandjoblistingsmayhelpyoufndmoredetailedsalaryinormationoranyspecifccareerpathwayoroccupationwithinthejewelryindustry. SALARYEXPECTATIONSEntrylevel18000-40000Highlyqualifedexperienced40000-70000Ultimateearningpotential70000-125000Salariescanvarygreatlybasedontheindividualjobdescriptionemployerandgeographicarea.4CareerRetailJewelrySalesProfessionalIyouenjoyworkingwithpeopleandliketheideaosellingaproductyouarepassionateaboutacareerinretailjewelrysalesmightbeoryou.Workinginajewelrystorecanbelikegoingtoworkinatreasurechest.Itshardworkbutitsalsoanopportunitytoindulgeyourloveobeautiulthings.Plusyoullgettoshareinsomeoyourcustomershappiestmomentsengagementsimportantanniversariesbirthdaysandothercelebrations.IsthisacareerformeJewelrysalesproessionalsaresociallycomortable.Theyareriendlyenthusiasticandeven-temperedandgoodatbothverbalandnon-verbalcommunication.Theyarecreativewhenitcomestosolvingproblems.Sincegoodsalesmanshiprequirespersistencetheyaredeterminedbutnotaggressive.Salesproessionalshaveastrongsenseoethicsandcareabouttheirclientsinterests.Theyalsoenjoylearningabouttheproductstheysellandsharingwhattheyknowmanystoresoerongoingproductknowledgetrainingtotheirsta.Peoplewhoselljewelrybringmanyintereststotheirjobs.Someonewithaninterestinmechanicalthingsormachinesmightspecializeinsellingwatches.Apassionortheenvironmentmightleadsomeoneelsetoworkwithsustainably-sourcedeco-riendlyjewelry.Theashion-consciousindividualwhoknowswhatallthecelebritiesarewearingwouldenjoyshowingdesignerjewelrytohercustomers.Whatevertheirspecialtythoughthebestsalespeopleareversatileandabletoworkwithdierentkindsopeople.Theyaregoodatbuildingrelationshipsandderivegreatsatisactionromfndingexactlytherightpieceojewelrytomeettheircustomersneeds.RETAILSALESCareersintheJewelryIndustry ADayinthelifeofaRETAILJEWELRYSALESPROFESSIONALInretailcommunicationsskillsparticularlytheabilitytolistenarethemostvital.Retailsalesproessionalsaskquestionstodeterminewhattheircustomerswantandusetheirinventoryknowledgeandtheirstoresresourcestomeetthoseneeds.Theirabilitytoorganizeinormationandfgureouttheircustomersprioritiesmakesthempersuasivenotpushyandtheirenthusiasmmakesbuyingjewelryunortheircustomers.Alongwithsellingmanysalesproessionalsdothingslikesetupthestoreswindowsandshowcasesusecomputerstotrackinventoryormanagecustomerrelationshipsandassistwithspecialin-storeevents.TotakeonmoreresponsibilitiesandmakemoremoneytechnicalskillsareotenrequiredlikeworkingwithComputer-AidedDesignCADprogramsestimatingspecial-orderworkchangingwatchbatteriesorgettingcertifedingemologyorappraisals.Manysalespeopletakeprideintheirdiplomasandtheproessionalrespecttheybring.Insalesthesuccessesareusuallyeasytomeasureclosingsalesmeetingdailyormonthlygoalseventhesmileonyourcustomersacethattellsyouhowwellyouvedone.Butitshardwhencustomerssaynoandmeetingthatchallengerequiresalotosel-motivation.Intheendtheirloveotheproductandtheirdeterminationtolearnromeveryencountergivesthebestsalespeoplewhattheyneedtodowellinretailjewelrysales.GrowingintheindustryRetailsalesexperienceistheoundationormanycareerswithinthejewelryindustry.Salespeoplecanbecomesalesofceorstoremanagersandmoveromthereintobuyingorcorporatemanagement.Somechoosetoputtheircommunicationsskillstoworkassalestrainerswhileothersbecomerepresentativesormanuacturersorwholesalers.Manychoosetocontinueassalespeopleenjoyingtheexibilityoaproessionthatisrewardingandcanbepracticedvirtuallyanywhereinthecountry.PATHSTOSUCCESSForentry-leveljewelrysalessomeretailorcustomerserviceexperienceisveryhelpful.Jewelryexperienceisusuallyexpectedofindividualsinterviewingforseniorsalespositionsormanagementtrainingprograms.Increasinglyemployerslookforormayoffersomegemologytrainingandagemologydiplomamayberequiredforadvancement.Coursesorseminarsinretailmerchandisingorsalescanbehelpfulasarecomputerskillsandyoushouldtakeadvantageofanyproductknowledgeorsalestrainingofferedbyyouremployer.5CarolBradysloveojewelrystartedin7thgradewhenshewasintroducedtothejewelryindustrybyanephewooneohermotherscoworkers.WheneverhewouldgetanewjewelryshipmentIwassoexcitedtohavethehonorolookingthroughallothejewelryandpickingoutmyavoritesBradysays.Icouldnotwaittogethomeromschooltogazeatallothenewdazzlinggems.Evenatayoungagemypassionorjewelrywasgrowing.BradyearnedacollegedegreeinSalesMarketingandpursuedherdreamowork-inginjewelrysales.Shebeganhercareeratalocalamily-ownedjewelrystoreinactbeorejoiningthesalesstashewasaregularcustomer.Shestartedasasalesassociateandquicklyaddedtheroleogoldsmithtoherrsum.In1992shejoinedExclusivelyDiamondsthelargestfnejewelerinSouthernMinnesotaandhasexpandedhercareertoincludesalesrepairsandqualitycontrol.BradyadvancedherjewelryeducationtakingcoursesromtheGemologicalInstituteoAmericanGIAandtheAmericanGemSociety.Bradybelievestheoundationtohereectivenessisnetworkingandsupportingtheindustry.SheservesontheboardsotheMinnesota-NorthDakotaJewelersAssociationtheWomensJewelersAssociationTwinCitiesChapterandservedontheboardotheGIAAlumniAssociation.SheisalsoenergeticallyinvolvedwithJewelersorChildrenanon-proftoundationestablishedbythejewelryindustrytoundraiseonbehalochildreninneed.Iliveandbreathejewelry.InmyreetimeIenjoybuildingrelationshipswithcustomersandthriveonulfllingtheirjewelrywantsanddesiresshesays.Herriendsotencommentonhercontagiouscommunicationskillsasshecanotenbeoundonthephonetalkingtextingoremailingclientsatallhourstobesuresheismeetingtheireveryneed.CarolBradyCertifedSalesAssociateExclusivelyDiamondsMankatoMNINDUSTRYSTARJewelersofAmericawww.jewelers.org CareerRetailJewelryManagementProfessionalAcareerinretailmanagementcanoerenormousrewardswhetheryouarerunningyourownstoremanagingastoreoraweb-basedbusinessorworkingoralargecorporation.Mostjewelrystoremanagersarerealgeneralistsactivelyinvolvedineverypartorunningasuccessulretailbusiness.Storemanagersarealsogoodatidentiyingandhiringpeoplewhocanmaketheirteamstronger.Manyretailchainspromoteromwithinsosuccessinstoremanagementcanleadtogreaterresponsibilitiesandmoremoney.Retailmanagementisademandingjob.Theastpaceandlonghoursnottomentionthestressorunningabusinessinacompetitiveindustrycantaketheirtoll.Buttherewardscanmorethanmakeuporthehardwork.Retailmanagementcanleadtopersonalandfnancialsatisactionandtherespectoemployeescustomersandthebroaderbusinesscommunity.IsthisacareerformeJewelryretailmanagementrequiresaairamountotrainingandstoremangersbringextensiveknowledgeandabilitytotheirjobs.Managersarepeople-orientedandgetsatisactionrombuildingasuccessulteam.Theyaresel-motivatedandcomortablesettingtheirowngoals.Theyarealsonaturalleaderswhomotivatetheirstatoexceedtargets.Strongbusinessandanalyticalskillslearnedinschooloronthejobareimportantormanagerswhoneedtobededicatedmultitaskersandcomortablewithfnancialandinventorymanagement.Trainingandsalesknowledgeisalsorequired.Aretailmanagersjobdoesnotstopattherontdoormanymanagersaredeeplyinvolvedincommunityandcharitableactivitiesthatcanbringbusinesstothestorewhilebeneftingthelocalarea.SALARYEXPECTATIONSEntrylevel40000-75000Highlyqualifedexperienced75000-125000Ultimateearningpotential125000storeownerscanearnconsiderablymoreSalariescanvarygreatlybasedontheindividualjobdescriptionemployerandgeographicarea.6RETAILMANAGEMENTCareersintheJewelryIndustry PATHSTOSUCCESSAttheminimummanagersneedatwo-orour-yeardegreewithanemphasisinbusinessorfnance.AdvancementwithinlargercompaniesmayrequireanMBA.Agemologydiplomaishelpulasissomebenchexperience.Computerliteracyandexperiencewithprogramsorfnancialmanagementareexpected.Tradeexperienceiscriticalalthoughmanystoreownersfndthemselvesalsolearningonthejob.7ForthosewhoknowCathyCalhounitshardtoimagineherworkingasabanktellerherfrstjobinsteadoinspiringcustomersandcolleaguesalikewithboldbeautiuljewelry.Calhounspent10yearscountingbillsinsteadobaublesbeoregoingtoworkwithherthen-boyriendathisjewelrystore.TodaytheowneroCalhounJewelersinRoyersordPAisawell-knownindustryambassador.CalhoungraduatedromTempleUniver-sityandisaGraduateGemologistromtheGemologicalInstituteoAmericaGIAandaCertifedGemologistAppraiserromtheAmericanGemSocietyAGS.SheservedaspresidentoAGSin2010-2012andhasalsoservedontheboardsoJewelersoAmericaJewelersMutualInsuranceCompanyJewelersorChildrenandtheDiamondEmpowermentFund.Iamortunatetobeinabusinesswhereeverythingyoulookatandtouchissobeautiulsaysthesel-describedgemhunter.Mydaysareneverlikeworktheyarelikeplay.HerjewelryanduniquestylehavebeeneaturedonpopulartelevisionshowslikePBSsAntiquesRoadShowABCsGoodMorningAmericaHGTVsIWallsCouldTalkandtheTravelChannelsGreatEscapes.EventhoughsheembarkedonamuchdierentcareerCalhounsconnectiontothatfrstjobremainspartoherbusinesslieherstoreisalsoaormerbank.DespitethestoresquirkyhistorycustomerswhowalkintoCalhounJewelerscanalwaysbankongreatcustomerservicebeautiuljewelryandthehighestethicalstandards.Mygoalisormycustomerstohaveun.IwantthemtoappreciateandcherishtheirfnejewelryCalhounsays.Theycanwearalittlepieceohistorywhetheritisamilyhistoryorareminderotimegoneby.CathyCalhounOwnerCalhounJewelersRoyersfordPAINDUSTRYSTARManagersexhibitdriveandpersistenceandcontinuallyworktogrowtheirbusinesses.Iyourinterestsincludecommunityorvolunteerworkespeciallyiyouaregoodatcoachingplanningandorganizingothersandencouragingthemtogetthingsdoneyoumayfndthatthisisagoodcareeroryou.ADayinthelifeofaRETAILJEWELRYMANAGEMENTPROFESSIONALSalesabilityiscriticalocoursebutcommunicationsskillsarejustasimportantorgrowingthestoresclientbasemanagingstaandworkingwithvendorscorporateheadquartersandtheITwebsiteteam.Amanagerslearningskillsareputtoworkdevelopingandconductingtrainingprogramsandkeepingupwithchangesinlocalandnationalmarketsandtheeconomyasawhole.Increasinglymanagersneedtobecomputer-literateinordertorunthefnancialaspectsothebusinesskeeppersonnelrecordsandtracksalesandinventory.Manymanagersdevelopmarketingandsocialmediacampaignsorsupervisethestaerswhooverseetheseprojects.Maintainingathrivingweb-basedbusinesscanrequirealltheseskillsaswell.Inanyretailbusinessensuringthatoperationscustomer-acingcommunicationsanddigitalmarketingarecohesivewillalltothemanager.Atanylevelproblemsolvingcriticalthinkingandtheabilitytomakedecisionsarenecessaryskillsasistheabilitytonegotiatewithvendors.Storeownersandmanagerscanhandlehardworkbutlongretailhourscanbedifcultorsomepeople.Mostmanagersfndsatisactionindevelopinglong-termrelationshipswithclientsandtheiramilies.Successuljewelryretailmanagersthrivewhenovercomingchallengesthatrequirecreativethinkinglikeprovidingleadershipsettingandachievingperormancegoalsandcreatingashoppingexperiencethatsetstheirstoreapartromitscompetition.GrowingintheindustryLargerretailersotenseektopromoteromwithinencouragingsalesoperationsandstoremanagerstomoveintodivisionalorcorporatemanagement.Managersosinglestoresorstoresthatarepartosmallchainsmaystayattheirjobsoropenstoresotheirown.Somemanagersalsomoveintootherpartsotheindustrysuchasimportingmanuacturingormarketing.JewelersofAmericawww.jewelers.org CareerBenchManufacturingJewelerIyoulikeworkingwithyourhandsandseeingyourideascometoliebecomingajewelercouldbeagoodmoveoryou.Benchjewelersfxchainssizeandrepairringsandsetdiamondsandothergems.Manuacturingjewelerscanworkinretailstoresmanuacturingbusinessessmalltradeshopsoreventheirownstudios.Theycratjewelryortheirowncompaniesororcustomerswhowantsomethingcustomized.Somejewelersarealsodesignersandcreateone-o-a-kindpieceswhileothersspecializeinrepairingintricateantiques.IsthisacareerformeJewelersarehandy.Theyhaveanaptitudeortoolsandmachinesandaregoodatfguringouthowtobuildorfxthings.Theyaredetail-orientedandpatientbecausemostjewelryworkinvolvescompletingaseriesosmallcareulstepsusingsharptoolsandopenames.Commonsenseattentiontosaetyandtheabilitytoplanisimportant.Manyjewelersfndcreativesatisactioninsolvingrepairproblemsorindeterminingexactlyhowtoabricateapieceojewelry.Jewelersreportastronginterestinartanddesignparticularlysculptureandotherthree-dimensionalmediaorenjoyplanningandbuildingthingsromscratch.Whetheryouworkorsomeoneelseorstartyourownbusinesstheabilitytostayocusedonyourprojectskeepacareuleyeoncostsandmeetyourdeadlineswillhelpyousucceedatyourjob.Yourabilitytocommunicatewithcustomerswillhelpyoumeettheirneedsandinturnyouwillseeyourbusinessgrow.SALARYEXPECTATIONSEntrylevel18000-30000Highlyqualifedexperienced30000-75000Ultimateearningpotential75000-115000Salariescanvarygreatlybasedontheindividualjobdescriptionemployerandgeographicarea.8BENCHJEWELERCareersintheJewelryIndustry PATHSTOSUCCESSSomeexperiencewithcustomerserviceisuseulbutacombinationoormaltrainingsupplementedbyaperiodoapprenticeshipiscritical.Manyjewelerschoosetospecializeincertainareassuchasrepairorstonesetting.Therearemanyhands-oncoursesoeringbasicthroughadvanced-leveltraining.Continuingeducationcoursesgiveyoutheopportunitytoworkwithmastergoldsmithsandspecialtytechniques.Skill-levelcertifcationisavailablethroughJewelersoAmericaandcangiveyousomeideaowhattheindustrywillexpectoyouatdierentstagesoyourcareer.Gemologicaltrainingisincreasinglyimportantandiyouplantobesel-employedentrepreneurshipandbasicbusinessclasseswillbeuseul.9ADayinthelifeofaBENCHMANUFACTURINGJEWELERManualskillstheabilitytoworkquicklyandpreciselywithtoolsandmachinesarecriticalorbenchandmanuacturingjewelers.Repairingjewelrycaninvolveorderingormakingpartssizingringsandsettingstones.Projectsmayrequirewaxcarvingcastingorworkingwithpreciousmetalstocratcustompieces.Moreandmorebenchjewelersareexpectedtomasterhigh-techtoolslikelaserweldersinadditiontobasicbenchskillslikesawingandsoldering.Businessskillsareveryimportantaswell.Jewelersareresponsibleormaintainingtheirtoolsandequipmentandormanagingthesuppliesopreciousmetalpartscalledfndingsandstonesneededtocompletejobs.Supervisorsandindependentcontractorswillneedtomastertheabilitytoestimateandcontrolcostsandtooverseecompliancewithlawsdesignedtoprotectworkersandtheenvironment.Insomestoresjewelersworkdirectlywithcustomers.Yourabilitytolistentogetinormationromclientsandtopresentyourselpositivelywillhelpmakeyourbusinesssuccessul.Manybenchjewelersreportthatthejoyoseeingthehappinesstheirworkcancreateandknowingsuccesscomesromtheirownhandsprovidesagreatsatisaction.GrowingintheindustryMostbeginningbenchjewelersworkinshopsinretailstoresorwithjewelersthatcontractworktomanuacturersdesignersandretailers.Factorypositionsarealsoavailableorpolisherscastersandsettersandorjewelerstrainedtooperatetheincreasinglysophisticatedmachinesusedbylargermanuacturers.Careeradvancementusuallyinvolvesupgradingyourtechnicalormanagementskillsandcaninvolvebecomingamasterjewelermanagingproductionoramanuacturerorevenstartingyourownbusiness.TomWeishaarCertifedMasterBenchJewelerhasbeencreatingfnejewelryallhislie.Hebeganmakingjewelryproessionallyin1975attheageo15.DuringhisearlyyearsonthebenchheworkedorseveralfnejewelryretailersintheChicagoarea.In1985heopenedhisownjewelrystudio.In1997aterhecompletedarigorousexaminationprocessJewelersoAmericanamedWeishaarthecountrysfrstJAProessionalCertifedMasterBenchJewelerCMBJ.TodayWeishaaristheheadbenchjewelerorUnderwoodsFineJewelryinFayettevilleAR.IloveallthingscreativeandmycareerinthejewelryindustryhasallowedmetoearnalivingdoingsomethingItrulyenjoyWeishaarsays.OvertheyearshehasreceivedseveraldesignhonorsincludinganAmericanGemTradeAssociationSpectrumAwardaPlatinumGuildInternationaldesignawardandanhonorablementioninthe1993InternationalPearlDesignCompetition.TodayWeishaarshareshisenthusiasmorthejewelryindustryandhisloveofnejewelrybylecturingandwritingarticlesaboutcreatingjewelry.HehasadegreeinarteducationromNorthernIllinoisUniversityDeKalbIL.Todatehehasauthoredmorethan100articlesonmakingjewelry.TomWeishaarCMBJUnderwoodsFineJewelryFayettvilleARINDUSTRYSTARJewelersofAmericawww.jewelers.org SALARYEXPECTATIONSEntrylevel25000-40000Highlyqualifedexperienced40000-65000Ultimateearningpotential65000-110000Salariescanvarygreatlybasedontheindividualjobdescriptionemployerandgeographicarea.10APPRAISERCareerJewelryAppraiserIyoudescribeyourselasmeticulousanddetail-orientedyetcuriousandinterestedinhistorydesignorbeautiulgemsbecomingajewelryappraisermaybeoryou.Jewelryappraisersevaluateantiqueandcontemporaryjewelryandfnewatchesandwritecareuldescriptionsoeachitem.Thentheyresearchthemarkettoestimatetheirvalue.Thesedocumentscanhelpcustomersobtaininsurancesettleanestateorsimplyprovidearecordosomeonesjewelrycollection.Manyjewelrystoreskeepappraisersonstaorcontractwithanappraisalfrmtoprovidethisservicetotheircustomers.IsthisacareerformeAppraisersarepersistentandenjoyaskingquestionsdoingonlineresearchandbuildingtheirownlibrariesoreerencebooksauctioncatalogsandpricelists.Theyremethodicalandmakedeadlinesandenjoyinteractingwithclients.Manyappraisersstarttheircareersworkinginretailjewelrystorestogetexperienceworkingwithdierentkindsojewelry.Manyreportanearlyinterestinartandarthistoryorintheintricaciesomechanicalobjectslikewatchesandclocks.Otenpeoplewhostudygemologythescienceogemsgoontostudyappraisaltheoryaswell.Manyappraisersowntheirownbusinessesandtoacertaindegreeareabletosettheirownhours.CareersintheJewelryIndustry PATHSTOSUCCESSPreviousretailorcustomerserviceexperienceishelpul.Gaininghands-onexperienceothejewelryindustryiscritical.DiplomaworkingemologyG.G.FGAorotherisnecessaryasarecoursesinappraisaltheoryandqualifcationsromoneothemajorappraisalorganizationsAmericanSocietyoAppraisersInternationalSocietyoAppraisersNationalAssociationoJewelryAppraisersAmericanGemSociety.ComputerskillsarenecessarydigitalphotographyandAdobePhotoshopskillsandhands-onjewelryexperiencearehelpulasisabackgroundinartandjewelryhistory.11ADayinthelifeofaJEWELRYAPPRAISERAppraisersuseproessionaltrainingandavarietyoskillsintheirdailywork.Metalsgemsandanyvisibletrademarksneedtobeidentifedbeoredeterminingtheoverallqualityoajewelrypiece.Appraisersneedtobeamiliarwithavarietyodesignersandjewelrymakersbeoretheycanestimatethejewelrysvalue.Appraisalsinvolvewrittenreportswhichcanrequiretheabilitytouseanappraisalorinventorymanagementprogram.Appraisersalsoneedcomputerskillstoperormresearchandtobillclients.Communicationsskillsarecriticalorestablishinggoodrelationshipswithclientsandcolleaguesorgettingnecessarybackgroundinormationromcustomersandordevelopingnewbusiness.Finallymanyappraisersnotethattheirgreatestchallengeisstayinguptodatewithchangesintheirfeldintaxandinsurancelawsandwithinthejewelryindustrysotheirlearningskillsareconstantlyputtothetest.Equallytheyreportthatattainingproessionalstatusandseeingtheresultsotheircommitmenttoserviceandintegrityprovidestheirgreatestsatisactionhelpingpeopleunderstandandappreciatetheirjewelryandwearitwithconfdence.GrowingintheindustryMostappraisersgettheirstartworkinginaretailjewelrystore.Somebecomeull-timestaappraiserswhileotherstakeonsalesresponsibilitiesaswell.Othercareerpathscanincludeworkingoranappraisallaborasatravelingappraiserwithseveralretailclients.Allothesepositionscanleadtomanagementortoestablishingyourownbusinessasanindependentappraiser.Auctionhousesinsurancecompaniesandpawnbrokersneedappraisers.Additionallyexperienceworkingwithantiquejewelrycanleadtoajobatacompanysupplyingestatejewelrytoretailers.IndependentappraiserPattiJ.Geolathasturnedaloveojewelryandadesireoreducationintoasuccessuljewelryindustrycareer.Forthepast29yearsGeolathasrunherownjewelryappraisalbusiness.BeorethatsheworkedornineyearsinjewelryretailstudyinginherohoursorherGraduateGemologistG.G.diplomaromtheGemologicalInstituteoAmericaCarlsbadCA.WhenIormedandincorporatedmyappraisalbusinessin1984IwasnewtoTexasanddidnothaveanestablishedpracticesoIeltthatinordertobecredibleasanindependentappraiserIhadtobewell-educatedGeolatsays.InourshortyearsGeolatreceivedherFellowotheGemmologicalAssociationFGAdiplomaromtheGemmologicalAssociationoGreatBritainherCertifedAppraiseroPersonalPropertyCAPPdesignationromtheInternationalSocietyoAppraisersandMemberstatuswiththeAmericanSocietyoAppraisersASA.LatershecontinuedhereducationandbecameaSeniorMemberotheASAandreceivedthetitleoAssociateinRiskManagementARMromtheInsuranceInstituteoAmerica.ImarketedmybusinesstoretailstoresinsuranceagentsbanksandlawyersGeolatsays.Myfrmweatheredatoughstart-upduringchallengingeconomictimesbuttheyearsohardworkandperseverancehavepaido.TodayGeolatishappierthaneverwithherjewelryindustrycareer.Iamproothatyoucanbesuccessuliyouworkhardeducateyourselmaintainpersonalintegrityandremaintruetoastrongbusinesscodeoethicsshesays.PattiJ.GeolatG.G.FGAASAARMGeolatAssociatesDallasTXINDUSTRYSTARJewelersofAmericawww.jewelers.org SALARYEXPECTATIONSEntrylevel20000-45000Highlyqualifedexperienced45000-80000Ultimateearningpotential80000-190000Salariescanvarygreatlybasedontheindividualjobdescriptionemployerandgeographicarea.12DESIGNERCareerJewelryDesignerIfyouhavealwaysbeeninterestedinstyleorfashionandyoulikedrawingpaintingorgraphicdesignyoumightconsideracareerasajewelrydesigner.Designerscanworkwithjewelersandretailclientstocreateone-of-a-kindjewelryortheycanworkformanufacturersdevelopingnewpiecesforthecompanyscollections.Somedesignersgoontostartbusinessessellingdesignerjewelryundertheirownnames.Designingjewelrywhicheverrouteyouchooseisauniqueandchallengingoccupation.IsthisacareerformeItisntnecessarytobeanartisttobesuccessfulasajewelrydesignerbutyoushouldhavebothaneyefordesignandanunderstandingofitsprinciples.Designersaredetail-orientedandincreasinglycomfortableworkingwithComputer-AidedDesignCADprogramslikeMatrixandRhino.Theyarecomfortablemeetingnewpeopleandareabletopresentthemselvesandtheirworkinapositivelight.Whilecreativityiscriticalorganizationalskillsandtheabilitytomeetdeadlinesareanequallyimportantpartofasuccessfuldesigncareer.Mostdesignersreportanearlyfascinationwithartgemsorvintageclothing.Jewelrydesignershavetokeepupwithtrendsintheinternationalfashionandjewelryindustries.Theyalsoneedtofollowcelebritystyleasretailersandmanufacturerslooktotheredcarpettoseewhatthenexttrendswillbe.CareersintheJewelryIndustry PATHSTOSUCCESSPreviousexperienceinsalescustomerserviceorfashionmerchandisingespeciallyinjewelryaccessoriesartorinteriordesign.EducationinartordesignaswellasformaltraininginjewelrydesignandCADCAMbenchexperienceisveryhelpful.Gemologycourseswillintroduceyoutogemsandtheiruniquecharacteristics.Classesinbusinessmarketingandentrepreneurshipareinvaluableforrunningyourownbusiness.Asadesignerstartingoutgettingajobthatallowsyoutolearnfrommoreexperienceddesignersandtoworkdirectlywithcustomerswilldevelopyourownskills.13ADayinthelifeofaJEWELRYDESIGNERMostdesignersbringaloveofstyleaswellasartisticorengineeringabilitytotheirwork.Somehands-onexperiencemakingjewelryhelpsadesignerunderstandhowjewelryworkshowitisputtogetherhowthestonesaresettheclaspsattachedandsoon.Goodeye-handcoordinationcomputerskillsanddraftingabilityareimportantasareanunderstandingofcolorandsomegemologicaltraining.Communicationsskillsarealsocriticalparticularlyfordesignersworkingdirectlywithretailcustomers.Timemanagementandbasicbusinessskillswillcomeinhandyaswillexperiencesupervisingtheworkofothers.Moreandmoredesignersneedtogetinvolvedinmarketingandsocialmediasotheabilitytophotographandwriteaboutyourworkwillbehelpful.Turninginspirationintojewelryisthegreatestchallengeadesignerfaces.Whentheyaresuccessfultheyseetheiruniquestyletransformedintojewelrythatexpressespeoplesdeepestfeelingsandtheresnothingmoresatisfyingthanthat.GrowingintheindustryAdesignerscareerpathcantakemanydirections.Jewelrydesignerscanstartwitharetailerormanufacturerandthenstarttheirowncompanies.Otherswillmoveintomanagementorsupervisetheworkofadesignstudio.SomedesignersarealsojewelersandselltheirworkthroughgalleriescraftfairsorwebsiteslikeEtsyoropentheirownstores.BornandraisedinNewYorkCityAlexWooembodiesthespiritandpassionoatrueNewYorker.WithhershowroomandworkshoplocatedintheheartoRockeellerCenterandaneponymouscollectionojewelryWooisoneothemostrecognizedandcovetedjewelersamonganewgenerationodesigners.MyatherwhowasamasterbenchjewelerservedasmymentorWoosays.Igrewuplearninganappreciationorgemspreciousmetalsandnecratsmanship.WoohasbeendesigningjewelryoroveradecadetomuchacclaimandsuccessincludingbeinghonoredwiththegrandprizeintheWomensJewelryAssociationsnationaldesigncompetition.HerdistinctivedesignsensibilitiesbeganatanearlyagestartingattheinnovativeLittleRedSchoolHouseandLaGuardiaHighSchooloMusicandArt.SherenedherdesignskillsandartisticvisionatCornellUniversitytheAmericanUniversityoParisandParsonsSchooloDesign.Woocreatesjewelrythatrefectsliethroughdesignandimaginesashionthatisbothpersonalandtimeless.AsadirectresultWoohasattractedanestablishedclientlistoashioneditorsstylistsandcelebrities.InadditiontobeingeaturedinmagazinessuchasInStyleandTownCountryherjewelrygetsnoticedwhenwornbycelebritiesinTVshowsandlmslikeonJuliaRobertsinEatPrayLove.WhatIndmostrewardingisbeingabletogivelietojewelrybyhelpingwomensharetheirstoriesshesays.Mydesignstendtobepersonalandclassiceortlessinawaythatcomplementsanywardrobechoice.Ibelievethatwhensomethingholdsthatmuchpersonalsignicanceormeaningitspriceless.AlexWooPresidentDesignerAlexWooInc.NewYorkNYINDUSTRYSTARJewelersofAmericawww.jewelers.org SALARYEXPECTATIONSEntrylevel25000-55000Highlyqualifedexperienced55000-90000Ultimateearningpotential90000successulsalesrepresentativescompanyownersandmanagersolargefrmscanearnconsiderablymoreSalariescanvarygreatlybasedontheindividualjobdescriptionemployerandgeographicarea.14MANUFACTURERCareerJewelryManufacturerIyouenjoyaast-pacedenvironmentandthepotentialortravelingtotradeshowsoroverseaslocationsconsiderworkingorajewelrymanuacturer.Manuacturersemployavarietyojewelrycareerpositionsinsideandoutsidesalescustomerservicerepresentativesjewelersqualityassurancetechniciansandspecialistsinfnanceproductdevelopmentinventorymanagementmarketingorsocialmediaareonlyaew.Iyouworkorasmallercompanyorstartyourownyoumayfndyouwearmostothesehatsyoursel.IsthisacareerformeManuacturingcompaniesusuallylookorpeoplewhoenjoyinteractingwithothersandwhowillworkwellwithco-workersandcustomers.Sel-starterswhomotivatethemselvesandothersusuallymakegoodsalespeople.Customerserviceandinventorymanagementdepartmentslookorpeoplewhoaregoodatcomputersystemsandcanmeettightdeadlines.Manuacturingjewelersneedastaccuratebenchskillsandmayworkwithhigh-techmachinesallwhilekeepinganeyeonsaetyandenvironmentalconcernsintheactory.Theabilitytolearnquicklyandtoseethebigpictureisimportantorsalespeopledesignersandproductionstawhoneedtounderstandnotonlyhowtheirowncompanyworksbutmustkeepupwiththeircompetitorsandtrendsinthemarketplace.Aninterestinashioncantranslateintoapositionwithadesign-ocusedfrmwhileanaptitudeormarketingorfnancecanbeputtogooduseworkingorahigh-volumemanuacturer.Manyothecareerpathsmentionedaboveareprofledinotherareasothiscareerguide.Pleasereertotheappropriatecareerpathwayormoredetailedinormation.CareersintheJewelryIndustry PATHSTOSUCCESSRetailorwholesalejewelrytradeorcustomerserviceexperienceorentry-levelpositions.Computerskillsareamust.Signifcanttradeexperienceoroutsidesalesreps.Formaleducationinbusinessandgemologymaybenecessary.Relevanttrainingandtradeexperienceorjewelersandproductionsta.Productionexperiencebenchskillsexperiencewithfnancialmanagementandmarketingaswellasacilitywithcomputersaretypicallyexpectedothoseinmanagement.15ADayinthelifeofaJEWELRYMANUFACTURERSalesrepresentativesshouldbecomortablemeetingnewpeopleandpresentingthemselvesandtheirproductinapositivelightasmuchotheirjobinvolvesdevelopingbusinessontheroadandattradeshows.Customerservicerepresentativesneedorganizationalandproblem-solvingskillstomeettheirclientsneeds.Productionstawillmakeuseotheirplanningandtechnicalskillstoensurethatthecompanysmerchandiseismanuacturedtoexactingstandardsandshippedoutontime.Managersandcompanyownersneedtheabilitytotrainandmotivatetheiremployeestheirdaysalsoinvolvethecreativeandfnancialskillsthatkeepthecompanymovingorward.Salesrepresentativesandbusinessownersotenreportthattheirbiggestchallengeistimemanagementseeingthatthedaystasksgetdonewhilemakingtimeortheplanningandstrategizingtomeetlong-termgoals.Butsuccessbringsthegreatsatisactionoseeingyourmerchandiseinstoresacrossthecountryandtheprivaterewardoworkingwithaproductyouloveonethatbringspeoplebeautyandjoy.GrowingintheindustryOutsiderepresentativesmaybecomesalesormarketingdirectorsbuttheyotenmaketheircareersinsales.Independentrepsaresel-employedanddeveloparegularclienteletowhomtheysellmerchandiseromavarietyojewelrymanuacturers.Customerserviceandproductionstamaymoveintomanagementpositionsbecomingsalesorproductdevelopmentmanagers.Jewelersmayexpandtheirareasoexpertiseordevelopnewskills.Somejewelersgoontoworkinsupervisorypositionswhileothersmayopentheirownmanuacturingcompaniesorretailstores.ToddIngweristheleaddesignerandvicepresidentosalesmarketingatLeoIngwerInc.acustomhandcrateddiamondjewelrymanuacturerinNewYork.ThegrandsonoLeoIngwerwhooundedthecompanyin1939heisjustonememberothethirdgenerationoIngwersatthecompanyshelm.WhileearninghisbusinessmarketingdegreeromtheUniversityatBualoIngwerspenthisbreaksworkingintheshowroomwithhisgrandather.ItwasduringthosebreaksthatIorgedanadmirationandrespectorthebusinessmygrandatherbuiltIngwersays.Followinghisgrandatherspassingin2002Ingwerdecidedthebestwaytohonorhimwastocarryonhislegacyusingthelessonsandvaluespasseddownduringthoseormativedaysintheshowroom.Ingwersrstull-timepositionwasincustomerserviceandsales.Therehelearnedtolistentocustomersneedsanddevelopedproductssuitedoreachindividual.HeusedthatskilltocreatetheLeoIngwerSignatureCollectionacompletelybespokecollectionohandmadediamondengagementringsandweddingbands.IngweralsocurrentlyheadsupLeoIngwersgrowingloosediamondbusiness.Heneverhadtolookarorpositiveinfuences.IwasmentoredbyindustrygiantandcurrentcompanypresidentKennyIngwer.Kennysstoicresult-basedleadershiphasallowedmegrownaturallywhileneverlosingsightothecoreamilyvaluesthataretheoundationoroursuccessIngwersays.Ingwersavoritepartohisjobiscreatingone-o-a-kindpiecesorpeoplesmostcelebratedmoments.Whenonepersonissoinlovewithanotherandarereadytopromisetheirorevertheycallus.WhatsbetterthanthatToddIngwerLeadDesignerLeoIngwerInc.NewYorkNYINDUSTRYSTARJewelersofAmericawww.jewelers.org SALARYEXPECTATIONSEntrylevel25000-45000Highlyqualifedexperienced45000-80000Ultimateearningpotential80000-150000successulsalesrepresentativesorcompanyownerscanearnconsiderablymoreSalariescanvarygreatlybasedontheindividualjobdescriptionemployerandgeographicarea.16WHOLESALERCareerJewelryWholesalerImporterJewelrywholesalersactasindustrymiddlemensellinglargequantitiesojewelry-relatedgoodstoretailmerchantsratherthanconsumers.Workingorawholesalercanmeansellingfnishedjewelrymachinesandtoolsorgemstoretailstoresortootherdealersanddistributors.Wholesalecompaniesrangeromtinyone-ortwo-personofcestolargeinternationalfrmswithagentsinEuropeIndiaSouthAmericaorAsia.Usuallyiyouworkorawholesaleryouwillbeanoutsidesalesrepresentativeordothesamekindojobyoumightfndinanyimportexportorconsumer-goodscompanyin-housecustomerservicerepresentativeshippingreceivingclerkinventorycontrolqualityassuranceorproductmanagementtechwebmasterorbookkeeperaccountsclerk.Outsidesalesrepsotenhaveheavytravelschedulesandmanyaresel-employedwhichmakesthisanidealfeldorsomeonewhowantstohavetheirownbusiness.IsthisacareerformeAswithmostsalesandservice-orientedjobspeoplewhoworkorwholesalersneedtobecomortablemeetingnewpeoplebothinpersonandviaemailonlinechatorsocialmedia.Salesrepsaregoodatrelationship-buildingandproblem-solving.Whetheryouworkontheroadorin-houseyoullneedtobeorganizedpersistentandgoodatnumbersaswellaspeople.Likemostareasothejewelryindustrythoughsellingtoretailersisntjustamatteroproftmarginsandshippingdates.Manyretailersrelyonmanuacturersorinormationaboutwhatstylesarepopulararoundthecountrysosalesrepsneedtokeepupwithashiontrendsaswellasnewgemstonesandmetalsandinnovativemanuacturingtechniques.Tokeeptheirskillscurrentwholesalersateverylevelothebusinesstakeadvantageoopportunitiestonetworkwiththeircolleaguesattradeshowsassociationmeetingsandthelike.CareersintheJewelryIndustry PATHSTOSUCCESSRetailorwholesalejewelrytradeorcustomerserviceexperienceorentry-levelpositions.Computerskillsareamust.Signifcanttradeexperienceoroutsidesalesreps.Formaleducationinbusinessandgemologymaybenecessary.Relevanttrainingandtradeexperienceorjewelersandproductionsta.Productionexperiencebenchskillsexperiencewithfnancialmanagementandmarketingaswellasacilitywithcomputersaretypicallyexpectedothoseinmanagement.17ADayinthelifeofaJEWELRYWHOLESALERIMPORTERSocialskillsandtheabilitytocommunicatewellwithavarietyopeoplearecriticalorpeopleworkinginthispartothejewelrybusiness.Salespeopleneedtocapturearetailersattentionquickly.Theirabilitytosizeuptheircustomerandselecttherightmerchandisetoshowispartotheirexpertise.Insideandoutsidesalespeoplearegoodatproblemsolvingandtakingcareotheirclientsneeds.Theyexhibitgoodtimemanagementmakingsurethingsgetdoneproperlyandontime.Forbusysalespeoplewhethertheyareontheroadoronthephonecomputertimemanagementandollow-upareprobablythegreatestchallenges.Itcanbedifculttogetthepaperworkdoneandthephonecallsmadeattheendoabusydayandevenhardertomaketimeorreadingtrademagazinesandvisitingkeyindustrywebsitesinordertostayuptodatewithchangesinthemarket.Butthosetasksleadsalespeopletotheirgreatestsatisactionsaswellclosingsalesmeetingandexceedingtheirgoalsandultimatelygettingtoworkwithpeopletheyrespectandaproducttheylove.GrowingintheindustryOfceandadministrativepositionscanleadtosalesortomanagementespeciallyinlargercompanies.Successatinsideoroutsidesalescantakepeopleintomarketingorsalesmanagementandmanyrepresentativesusetheirexpertiseandcontactstostarttheirowncompanies.Othercareertracksincludeworkingwithactoriesinoreignlocationsormakingamovetosalesbuyingormanagementwithanindependentjewelrystoreoralargeretailchain.KevenPeckoundedColorMerchantsin1987.Thecompanyhassincegrowntobealeaderindiamondandgemstonewholesalejewelry.Pecksstartinthejewelryindustrytracesbacktoapart-timejobatadiamondcompanywhilegettinghisbusinessdegreeromBaruchCollegeinNewYork.Itriedmyhandatseveraldierenteldswhileinschoolbutnothingenticedmeasmuchasthediamondindustryhesays.HewouldgoontoworkorasmalldiamondcompanycalledHLCImportsundertheguidanceoownerHowardLees.LeestooknoticeoPeckskeeneyeordetail.SeeinghispotentialLeessentPecktotheGemologicalInstituteoAmericaortraining.TothisdayhecontinuestouseallotheskillsheobtainedduringhisstartintheindustrytohelpColorMerchantsfourish.Thatincludesworkingwithhisstatomakesureallotheirproductsareothehighestqualityandprovidingtop-notchcustomerservice.IveseenallsidesothisbusinessandeverythingIvelearnedgoesintothecompanyPeckexplains.OvertheyearsrelationshipswithbothcustomersandstahavealsobeenanintegralpartothebusinessorPeck.Thatincludesworkingwithsmallercompaniesliketheindependentjewelersthathiscompanyisproudtosupply.PecklikestoseeColorMerchantsasmorethanadealertotheseclientsbutatruepartner.Oneothemostrewardingaspectsomyjobishelpingthesesmallbusinessesgrowhesays.ThatdedicationtothebusinesshasbredloyaltyamongthepeoplewhoworkwithPeckwithmostohisstahavingworkedwithhimordecades.Itrulyenjoyworkingwithmystaandmaintainingabusinessbasedonrelationshipsthatarelikeamilyhesays.KevenPeckOwnerandCEOColorMerchantsInc.NewYorkNYINDUSTRYSTARJewelersofAmericawww.jewelers.org SALARYEXPECTATIONSEntrylevel18000-30000Highlyqualifedexperienced30000-55000Ultimateearningpotential55000-95000Salariescanvarygreatlybasedontheindividualjobdescriptionemployerandgeographicarea.18LABGRADERCareerLabGraderQualityAssuranceTechnicianIyouenjoyedyourscienceclassesorenjoydoingcareullydetailedworkconsiderworkinginalaboratoryasagraderororawholesalerormanuacturerasaqualityassurancetechnician.Mostgradersspendtimeidentiyingandperormingqualityanalysesondiamondsandcoloredgemstones.Qualityassurancetechniciansalsoworkonfnishedjewelry.Abigpartothejobwhetheryourebasedinalaboraactoryisprovidingthecertifcatesthatassurecustomerstheirgemstonesandjewelryareoastatedquality.IsthisacareerformeThiskindoworkrequiresconcentrationorlongperiodsotimeandconsistencyinthequalityoyourwork.Gradersaregoodatprioritizingandattimemanagementandarenoteasilydistractedorinterrupted.Howevertheyworkwellwiththeirsupervisorsandtheothergradersandwillotentakeonthetaskomonitoringortrainingnewemployees.Mostgradersbecameinterestedinrocksandmineralsatanearlyageinactmanystillhaverockcollections.Typicallygradersalsoenjoyworkingwithmicroscopesandothergradinginstrumentsincludingsophisticatedcomputerizedtools.Theymayalsotakephotographsordotechnicaldrawingstocompletereports.Somelabgradersbecomeresearchersandusetheirknowledgeandskillstolearnmoreaboutgemsandabouttheissuesthataecttodaysjewelryindustry.CareersintheJewelryIndustry PATHSTOSUCCESSComputerskillsareaplus.AgemologydiplomaG.G.F.G.A.orA.G.S.isoftenrequiredbutmaybeofferedaspartofatrainingpackagetootherwise-qualifiedapplicantsin-depthtraininginlabproceduresistypicallyofferedtoentry-levelgraders.Somegemologyandorbenchexperienceishelpfulandincreasinglyrequiredforqualityassurancetechnicians.19ADayinthelifeofaLABGRADERQUALITYASSURANCETECHNICIANMostgradersandqualityassurancetechniciansreportthattheiranalyticalanddecision-makingskillsareputtointensiveuse.Gradinginvolvesevaluatingagemsoverallappearanceanddescribingitaccurately.Identifcationrequiresthegradertoperormaseriesotestsonagemsothatitsidentityasarubyorexamplecanbeconfrmed.Qualitycontroltechniciansdecidewhetheragivenpieceojewelrylivesuptoagivenstandardoworkmanship.Inlabsandinqualityassurancechallengesandsatisactionsotengotogether.Developingandmaintainingahighleveloexpertiseandknowledgeiscriticalormostlabproessionalsandtherewardoryoureortsisthesuccessoyourdepartmentandtherespectoyourpeers.Whilesomepeoplefndsittingatadeskorlongperiodsotimeachallengepeoplewhoworkinlabsandqualityassuranceenjoytheopportunitytoinvestigategemsandjewelrythroughtheirloupes.Inactormanythechallengebecomeswhethertotradethehands-onlabworkormanagementopportunitiesandcareeradvancement.GrowingintheindustryLaboratoryjobscanleadtosupervisoryormanagementpositionsinlargerlabsortopositionsinvolvingtrainingcustomerservicemanagementorevenresearchorgraderswithdegreesinscientifcfelds.Gradersandqualityassurancetechnicianscangetthetrainingtheyneedtobecomeappraisersworkordiamonddealerscoloredstoneorpearlhousesoreventransitionintobuyingorinventorymanagementoramanuactureroralargerretailer.Everyonespathinlieisunique.JessicaKimsjourneyalsohappenstobeinspiring.WhenshecametotheUnitedStatesromSouthKoreaattheageo12Kimknewtwowordsyesandno.Schoolnotsurprisinglywasverychallenging.Kimsfrstjobwasasamanicurist.Beautyenchantedherandshedecidedtoearnhercosmetologylicense.IthoughttomyselIIcandoallthisIcangotocollegeSheearnedherassociatesdegreeinJewelryDesignandManuacturingromtheFashionInstituteoTechnologyinNewYork.SeeinghertalentoneoherproessorsencouragedhertoattendtheTylerSchooloArtatTempleUniversityinPhiladelphia.AterearningherBacheloroFineArtsKimdecidedthatsheneededtolearnaboutdiamondsandgemstonesattheGemologicalInstituteoAmericaGIAinCarlsbadCA.AsKimearnedherGIAGraduateGemologistDiplomasheoundgradingdiamondsascinating.GIApromptlyhiredherasadiamondgraderandanewcareerwasborn.HerworkasagradingtrainertookhertoIndiaandBotswanawhereshehelpedGIAopennewgradinglaboratories.KimisnowagradingassurancesupervisoroverseeingtheworkojuniorgradersandoeringassistanceintheGIADiamondGradingSystem.ShesalsopartotheteamthatscreatingmasterstonesetsocolorlessdiamondsusedbyGIAworldwideorGraduateGemologistandGraduateDiamondsdiplomaprograms.WorkingatGIAhasallowedmetotraveltheworld.WhenIfrstenteredtheindustryIneverimaginedIwouldhavesomanyopportunitiesshesaysohercareer.Purchasingadiamondisoneothebiggestinvestmentsaconsumerwillmake.Itsalsoanemotionalmomentthatcelebratesalandmarkinlielikeaweddingoranniversary.Ifnditdeeplyrewardingtohaveplayedapartinsuchaspecialoccasion.JessicaKimGradingAssuranceSupervisorGemologicalInstituteofAmericaCarlsbadCAINDUSTRYSTARJewelersofAmericawww.jewelers.org SALARYEXPECTATIONSEntrylevel20000-40000Highlyqualifedexperienced40000-75000Ultimateearningpotential75000-105000Salariescanvarygreatlybasedontheindividualjobdescriptionemployerandgeographicarea.20WATCHMAKERCareerWatchmakerIyouenjoyfguringouthowthingsworkortakingthemapartandrebuildingthemacareerasawatchmakermightworkoryou.Watchmakersarehighlyskilledtechniciansandcommandindustry-widerespect.Theirjobsmayinvolveactuallybuildingfnemechanicalwatchesbyhandorrepairingneworoldwatchesthatnolongerrun.IsthisacareerformePeoplewhoenjoydoingfnelydetailedhandworklikecabinetryormodelbuildingandwhoseemechanicalproblemsaspuzzlestosolveotenmakegoodwatchmakers.Aswithanykindodetailedworkpatiencepersistenceandsteadyhandsareanecessity.Thebestwatchmakersareperectionistswhosetandliveuptohighstandardsintheirwork.Manywatchmakersworkasindependentcontractorsrepairingwatchesormanyretailersorwatchcompanies.Othersspecializeinrestoringantiquewatchesordealersandcollectors.Iyouhavealwayswantedtohaveyourownbusinesswatchmakingisatradethatisindemandnationwideandonewherehardworkcanbringrewards.CareersintheJewelryIndustry PATHSTOSUCCESSAcombinationoormalhands-ontrainingandaperiodoapprenticeshiparecitedbymostwatchmakersasprerequisitestoenteringthefeld.Iyouplantoownyourownbusinesscoursesinbasicbusinessandcomputerskillsandinentrepreneurshipareextremelyuseul.Forallwatchmakersmakingacommitmenttocontinuingeducationiscrucial.ADayinthelifeofaWATCHMAKERAwatchmakerneedstobehighlyorganizedinordertokeeptrackoworkbelongingtodierentcustomersmanageaninventoryopartsaccuratelyestimatecostsandcontrolcashow.Basicbusinessandtimemanagementskillshelpasdocommunicationsskillsorworkingwithcustomersvendorsandbringinginnewbusiness.Asatradewatchmakingrequiresbothormaltrainingandaperiodoapprenticeship.Manywatchmakersreportthatfndingthetimetopursuecontinuingeducationcanbedifcult.Theirstatusasrespectedproessionalsandtheprideintheirworkmanshipisagreatsatisactionwhiletheirabilitytomaketreasuredamilytimepiecesrunagainassuresthemoaplaceintheircustomershearts.GrowingintheindustryAterestablishingthemselvesasproessionalsmanywatchmakersopentheirownbusinesseswithamixoretailandtradeclients.Othercareerpathsincludemanagingservicecentersorwatchcompaniesorgoingintowholesalewatchsales.Somewatchmakersevenreturntotheclassroomtoteach.ManuelYazijianhasthecredentialstobackuphistitleoIndependentMasterWatchmaker.HeisthecurrentpresidentotheAmericanWatchmakers-ClockmakersInstituteAWCIandearnedAWCIsCertifedMasterWatchmakerothe21stCenturystatusin2005.YazijianwasbornintoawatchmakingandjewelryamilyhisatherwasanOmegawatchretailer.Hestartedhiscareerin1983asanapprenticeandlaterworkedortheprestigiousHenryBirksandSonsJewelersnowBirksMayorsoMontrealCanada.In2005YazijiansskillsbroughthimtoAWCIasawatchmakinginstructorandcertifcationcoordinator.Yazijianhelpeddevelopandtaughtthesupportingcoursesortheassociationssought-ater21stCenturycertifcationexamCW21.Hismessagetostudentsellowwatchmakersandretailjewelershasalwaysbeentoupholdthehigheststandardsoworkmanship.WhenImovedtoCaliorniaatermytenureasinstructormygoalwastomarketmyservicestoconsumerswatchownersaswellasdiscerningretailersYazijianexplains.KnowinghowcompetitivethewatchrepairindustryisIhadtoensuremyeducationwasabovepartheworkqualityhighandthemessageclear-noshortcutsHiscommitmenttoproessionalismandqualityresultedinasuccessulindependentbusiness.HisocusismainlyonrestoringvintageandmodernRolexwatches.Itrulyenjoyworkingonwatchesthatwerebuilttolast.Withcorrectandpropercaretheycanlastormanygenerationstocome.AlongwithhismanyunctionsasvolunteerintheindustryheisatechnicalconsultantorSwatchgroupUSAandprovidesprivatetutoringtowatchmakersandretailjewelers.ManuelYazijianCertifedMasterWatchmakerothe21stCenturymanuelyazijian.comRedlandsCAINDUSTRYSTARJewelersofAmericawww.jewelers.org21 SALARYEXPECTATIONSEntrylevel18000-30000Highlyqualifedexperienced30000-50000Ultimateearningpotential50000-100000Salariescanvarygreatlybasedontheindividualjobdescriptionemployerandgeographicarea.22PAWNESTATEJEWELRYDEALERCareerPawnbrokerEstateJewelryDealerTelevisionshowslikeAntiquesRoadshowandwebsiteslikeeBayhavefocusedattentiononthemoneyandexcitementtobehadinthesecondaryjewelrymarkets.Havingacareerinvintageandestatejewelry--inanauctionhouseantiquesstoreorwebsite--canbelikeholdinghistoryinyourhands.Beingapawnbrokerisalittledifferent.Pawnbrokersareessentiallybankersandtheyperformedthatfunctionthroughoutmostofhistorylongbeforebanksbecameapartofeverycommunity.Todaypawnbrokerslendmoneytopeopleonitemsofvaluethatrangefromgoldanddiamondjewelrytoelectronicsorhouseholditems.Manypawnbrokersreportthatcustomersalsotrustthemwhenitstimetobuyjewelryforspecialoccasions.IsthisacareerformePawnbrokersandestatejewelrydealersaresmartsocialdetail-orientedandgoodattasksrequiringcommonsense.Theyreadaptableandenjoythechallengeofworkingwithanincrediblevarietyofpeople.Likeallsalespeopletheyhaveastrongsenseofethicsandcareaboutbalancingbusinessneedswiththeirclientsinterests.Manypawnbrokersandestatejewelrydealersthriveonanticipatingwhenauniquepieceofjewelryorlearningopportunityisgoingtocomethroughthedoor.Peopleinthesesectorsbringmanyintereststotheirjobs.AninterestinmechanicalthingsmightleadtospecializinginwatchesorclockswhilealoveforcostumejewelrymighttranslateintoasuccessfuleBaystorefront.Someonewholikesnegotiatingmightthriveasapawnbrokerorworkforanauctioneer.Whatevertheirspecialtythebestpawnbrokersandestatedealersareversatileandcanworkwithavarietyofpeopleandjewelry.Theybuildrelationshipsandderivegreatsatisfactionfromseeingtheirbusinesssucceed.CareersintheJewelryIndustry PATHSTOSUCCESSForentry-levelpositionssomeretailorcustomerserviceexperienceisveryhelpful.Theabilitytospeaktwoorthreelanguagescanalsobeuseful.Jewelryandarthistoryexperienceaswellasgemologicaltrainingisoftenexpectedofindividualsinterviewingwithauctionhouses.IncreasinglyemployerslookforcomputerskillsandskillsasvariedasbookkeepingdigitalphotographyandAdobePhotoshoparesometimesneeded.23ADayinthelifeofaPAWNBROKERESTATEJEWELRYDEALERAsinanybusinesswheresuccessdependsonworkingwellwithpeoplecommunicationsskillsparticularlytheabilitytolistenarethemostvital.Estatejewelrydealersareconstantlylookingormerchandisethatcanmeetaparticularcustomersneeds.Likeanysalesjobtheabilitytoorganizeinormationandfgureoutthecustomersprioritieshelpsestatejewelrydealersandpawnbrokerspersuadewithoutbeingpushy.Alongwithsellingdailytaskscanincludesettingupdisplaysorganizinginventoryandulfllingorders.Increasinglybusinessesliketheseusecomputerstohelptrackinventoryormanagecustomerrelationships.Totakeonmoreresponsibilitiesandmakemoremoneyinretail-ocusedbusinessesmightrequiremasteringtechnicalskillslikeComputer-AidedDesignCADprogramsestimatingspecial-orderworkchangingwatchbatteriesorgettingcertifedingemologyorappraisals.Inestatejewelrystoreshigh-volumepawnshopsandhigh-endauctionhousesmanysalespeopletakeprideintheirdiplomasandtheproessionalrespecttheybring.Thesuccessesareeasytomeasureclosingsalesmeetinggoalsseeingyourbusinessthrive.Butlonghoursandsometimesconstanttravelcanmakethesechallengingproessions.WhetheritstheloveothedealthejewelryortheirclientspeopleworkinginthepawnorestatesideothejewelrybusinessreportonethingtheyareneverboredGrowingintheindustrySinceretailsalesnomatterwhattheenvironmentistheoundationormanycareerswithinthejewelryindustryworkingorapawnbrokeranauctionhouseoranantiqueandestatedealerisagreatplacetostartyourcareer.Salespeoplecanmoveontomanagementpositionsorgointobuyingsomepreertoworkinwholesalewhileothersstayinretail.Manystarttheirownbusinessesorbecomeconsultantsandworkwithprivateclientsorotherfrms.JackFranksroadtothejewelryindustrywasnotastraightlineittookacoupleoturnsalongtheway.Iwasworkinginthehealthcareindustrywhenmybrother-in-lawtoldmehewasgoingtoopenapawnshopandaskediIwouldbeinterestedinhelpingoutFranksays.Fastorward20yearsandhesnowapartnerinhisownpawnshopNewEnglandPawnbrokers.Franksaystheindustryhaschangedovertheyears.Inordertostayaheadapawnbrokermustbeknowledgeableinmanyareaslikepreciousmetalsanddiamonds.FrankrealizedthathewouldneedjewelryeducationtobemostsuccessulsoheearnedtheAccreditedJewelryProessionalDiamondsandDiamondGradingdiplomasromtheGemologicalInstituteoAmerica.ThetrustocustomersisvitalorpawnbrokersandtoshowcaseNewEnglandPawnbrokersresponsiblebusinesspracticesFrankhadthecompanybecomeamemberoJewelersoAmericathenationaltradeassociationorbusinessesservingthefnejewelrymarketplace.HealsoearnedJewelersoAmericasSeniorSalesProessionalandSeniorManagementProessionalcertifcations.EvenatertwodecadesinthepawnbusinessFrankcontinuestoimprovehisownskillsandensurehecanprovidegreatcustomerservice.Whetheryourethinkingaboutjewelrysalesordesignormanuacturinggetasmuchtrainingandeducationasyoucanheadvises.ItrulylovewhatIdo.IhavetheabilitytohelpsomeonemakeapurchasethatisgoingtomakethemorsomeonetheylovesohappysomethingthattheywillwearormanyyearstocomeFranksays.KnowingthatIplayedapartinhelpingsomeonetorealizetheirdreamsisveryrewarding.JackFrankGeneralManagerNewEnglandPawnbrokersFallRiverMAINDUSTRYSTARJewelersofAmericawww.jewelers.org JAProfessionalCerticationbenetstheindividualbyAssessingyourcurrentskillsandaccumulatedexperienceHelpinginyourcareeradvancementandcompensationProvidingpersonalsatisactionbymeasuringyourskillsagainstthehighestindustrystandardsPromotingproessionaldevelopmentRepresentinginclusioninadistinctpeergroupmadeupoyourellowproessionalsProvidingapathwayorbuildingproessionalcareers24CareersintheJewelryIndustryProfessionalCerticationfromJewelersofAmericaThejewelryindustryisseekingtalentedproessionalstojoinitsranks.Ateryouvespentsometimelearningabouttheindustryorhavegainedsomeon-the-jobexperienceProessionalCertifcationromJewelersoAmericaisalogicalandbenefcialnextstep.ThereareewbetterwaystodemonstratetotheworldyourproessionalismindustryknowledgeandcommitmenttoethicsthanwithcertifcationinoneoJewelersoAmericasthreeProessionalCertifcationprogramssalesmanagementandbench.WhyisCerticationimportantJewelersoAmericascertifcationprogramsvalidatethetalentandprofciencyojewelryindustryproessionalstonationalstandards.Becomingacertifedjewelryproessionalcanadvanceyourcareershowcaseyourproessionalismandimproveyourreputationwithfnejewelrycustomers.Highstandardsareimportantinanyproessionbutparticularlysointhefeldojewelry.Therapidlychangingnatureothejewelryindustryandtherequiredlevelsocustomertrustdemandthateverymemberoourindustrystrivetomeetthehigheststandardsoproessionalism.WhatisJAProfessionalCerticationJAProessionalCertifcationisanexam-basedprogramoeringvariouslevelsoassessmentoryourspecifccareerpathjewelrysalesjewelryretailmanagementorbenchjewelry.JAProessionalCertifcationevaluatesyourskillsandcompetencylevelsbasedonproessionalstandardsacceptednationallythroughouttheindustry.Achievingcertifcationisthemosteectivewaytodemonstratetoemployersclientsandcolleaguesthatyouhavetheknowledgeandskillsrequiredtobealeaderwithinyourproession.CERTIFICATION 25JewelersofAmericawww.jewelers.orgWhatarethedifferentCerticationprogramsofferedJewelersoAmericaoersthreetypesocertifcationseachwithdierentskilllevels.JAProessionalCertifcationisavailableorsalesproessionalsmanagementproessionalsandbenchjewelers.SalesProessionalCertifcationandManagementProessionalCertifcationareoeredintwolevelsthatrequirewrittenexamsonly.SuccessullycompletingthefrstlevelocertifcationearnsanindividualthetitleoJACertifedSalesProessionalorJACertifedManagementProessional.Successulcompletionosecond-levelexamsearnsthetitleoJACertifedSeniorSalesProessionalorJACertifedSeniorManagementProessional.JABenchProessionalCertifcationisoeredinourlevelsJACertifedBenchJewelerTechnicianJACertifedBenchJewelerJACertifedSeniorBenchJewelerandJACertifedMasterBenchJeweler.Eachlevelrequiresparticipantstotakebothawrittentestandapracticalhands-onbenchtest.Theproessionaltitleyouearnthroughcertifcationwillbeaninvaluabletoolasyoudevelopyourcareerinthejewelryindustry.JAProessionalCertifcationmakesyouanattractiveapplicantwhenyoudecidetoseeknewemployment.Thecertifcationprocessandexaminationeedbackalsoalloworsel-assessmentandsel-improvementsoyoucancontinuetoimproveyourskillsandperormance.HowcanIgetstartedTheprocessissimpleVisitwww.jewelers.orgcertifcationormoreinormationorcallJewelersoAmericaat800-223-0673.AtthewebsiteyoucandownloadJAProessionalCertifcationProgramguidesthatprovidealltheinormationyouneedtobeginpreparingoryourcertifcationexamincludingdetailsonschedulinganexaminationsession. 26CAREERRESOURCESCareerSearchYoucanusethissectionasaquickguidetostartorassistyourjewelrycareersearch.Inadditiontotipstohelpyoustayorganizedyouwillfndalistingoschoolsandotherorganizationsthatcanoeryouwhateverleveloeducationyoueelbestmeetsyourneedsromshortcoursesandhands-onstudiolabsessionstocomprehensivediplomaprogramsanddistanceeducation.ThesectionJobSearchIndustryResourcesincludesinvaluableindustryreerencesandshouldnotbeoverlooked.CAREERCENTERSIyouarecurrentlyenrolledinhighschoolorcollegethecareercenteratyourschoolwillbeabletohelpyougetstartedresearchingcareersandemployersorfndingatrainingprogram.Mostpubliclibrariescarryawealthobooksonjobhuntingwritingrsumsandinterviewingandcanhelpyouresearchpotentialemployersortrainingprograms.ManylibrariesalsooercomputerclassesandaccesstotheInternet.Hands-oncareerassistancecanbeoundatyourlocalOne-StopCareerCenter.Thesearegovernmentofcesthatoerhelpwithskillsassessmentrsumsandinterviewingskillsandprovideaccesstocomputersphonesandaxmachines.Basicservicesarereetojobseekers.FormoreinormationabouttheservicesprovidedatOne-StopCareerCentersvisitwww.careeronestop.org.TARGETINGPOTENTIALCAREERSEMPLOYERSNationwidejoblistingsareavailablethroughavarietyocommercialwebsitesaswellasthroughtheUSDepartmentoLaborwww.dol.govorAmericasJobBankwww.ajb.dni.us.SmallerjewelryfrmsotenpreertoadvertiseonwebsitesafliatedwiththeirlocalnewspaperslikeCareerBuilder.comorjewelrytrademedia.SomeindustrytradeassociationseatureonlineJobBoardsorCareerFairslikeJewelersoAmericaandtheGemologicalInstituteoAmerica.AlsoconsiderparticipatinginvirtualorlocalnetworkinggroupswhichyoucanfndthroughsocialnetworkingsiteslikeLinkedInorthroughthelocalchaptersoindustryorganizationssuchasJewelersoAmerica.Largerjewelryfrmsusuallyhavetheirowncorporatewebsites.Thesecontaininormationaboutthecompanyandotenhaveinstructionsorsubmittinganemploymentapplication.Gettingamiliarwithacompanyswebsiteisgoodpreparationoraninterviewandshouldbementionedinyourcoverletter.Justlikethejewelryloupepicturedthissectionwillhelpyougetaclearerviewoftheindustryyourjobsearch.CareersintheJewelryIndustry 27TipsforOrganizingYourselfSetupajobsearchnotebookorcomputer-basedjournalwhereyoucankeepinormationonthejobsyouareinterestedinlikehelp-wantedadsprintoutsromjob-searchwebsitesorreerralsromriendsorcareercounselors.Iyourejuststartingoutorreturningtothejobmarketateranabsencesetupadedicatedemailaccountwithaproessional-soundingaddresstousewhenollowinguponleadscontactingemployersandsendingthank-younotes.Youremailaddressshouldbesomevariationonyournameandshouldnotmakereerencetohobbiesinterestsornicknamesespeciallyembarrassingones.Iyouvebeensharingaamilyemailaccountnowisagoodtimetogetoneyoucanmonitoreasilyonyourown.AttachadatedcopyothersumandcoverletteryousendtoeachcompanyparticularlyiyousenddierentversionsoyourrsumtodierentemployersKeepalogoimportantdatesandcontactswhenyoucontactedthecompanyandwhoyouemailedorspoketoincludingthenamesosecretariesassistantsandwhoeverreerredyoutothecompanybynameandtitle.Notedownanyinormationyouwillneedtoollowupwiththeinitialcontactandtosendthank-younotesateraninterview.Alsonoteyourimpressionsandanyissuesyouwanttoreinorceoraddressinsubsequentconversations.Keepyournotesbriebutnotsocrypticyoucantunderstandthemlater.Iyouareresearchingschoolsortrainingprogramsusethesamesystem.Thiswillhelpyoucomparecostsprogramlengthlocationandotheractorsoreachprogramointerest.Keeprecordsocallsandemailstoorromschoolsandbeoresigninganycontractsaskariendschoolcounselororbusiness-savvyrelativetolookoverthefneprintoryou.Youwanttobesureyouarespendingyourmoneywellandthatyouknowwhatwillhappeniorsomereasonyoucantcontinueonceyoustart.Makealistowhatdocumentseachschoolsapplicationrequiresyoumaybeabletomakeonetriptothecopyplaceinsteadosixoraskyourhighschoolorcollegetosendtranscriptstomultipleinstitutionswithasinglerequest.Beawarethattradeschoolsarerequiredtoprovidecareerassistancetograduatesandincludethatdepartmentinyourpreliminaryresearch.Itisnottoosoontostartthinkingaboutyourjobsearchandmanyinstructorsreportthatstudentswhoarethinkingabouttheircareergoalsotengetmoreoutotheirstudies.RSUMSCOVERLETTERSThereareawidevarietyoresourcestohelpyoucreateyourrsumandcoverletters.Inadditiontothejobresourcesalreadymentionedmostonlinejobsiteshaversumguidesandtips.Iyouarecurrentlyinschooloratrainingprogramyourinstructorsorschoolscareercentershouldhaversumandcoverletterreviewservices.Keepinmindthatmanyfrmshavespecifcinstructionsorsubmittingapplicationsandmaypreeryoutouploadyourinormationtotheirwebsiteinsteadosendingarsumasanemailattachment.Iyoudosendanattachmentmakesureitsinafletypeyourcontactcanopenthebestrsumintheworldwillbediscardediitcantberead.Beoreyousenditedititcareullytomakesuretherearentanyerrorsortypos.Iyouarecurrentlyenrolledinorhaverecentlygraduatedromschoolorareinvolvedinajewelryindustrytrainingprogramyourrsumshouldincludethisinormation.Besuretoocusonyourworkexperiencehighlightingtranserableskillslikesalescustomerserviceormarketingexperience.Considermentioningvolunteerandschoolgroupsparticularlyiyoucanpointoutanyorganizationalorsalesundraisingresponsibilitiesyoutookon.Employersseetheseactivitiesasevidenceoyourwillingnesstoworkandyourabilitytomanageyourtime.JewelersofAmericawww.jewelers.org JOBSEARCHINDUSTRYRESOURCESJewelryOrganizationsAmericanGemSocietyAGSwww.americangemsociety.org8881W.SaharaAve.LasVegasNV89117702-255-6500Fax702-255-7420AmericanGemTradeAssociationAGTAwww.agta.org3030LBJFreewaySte.840DallasTX75234800-972-1162Fax214-742-7334AmericanSocietyofJewelryHistoriansASJHwww.jewelryhistorians.org1333ANorthAvenue103NewRochelleNY10804-2120914-235-0983MembershipinASJHoersaccesstolecturesandspecialeventsinadditiontoajournalojewelrystudiesandamembershipdirectory.AmericanWatchmakers-ClockmakersInstituteAWIwww.awci.com701EnterpriseDr.HarrisonOH45030AWIisdedicatedtopreservingandpromotingthehigheststandardsoworkmanshipinwatchandclockmakingitsetsthestandardsoreducationalprogramsandprovideslinkstocontinuingeducationandresourcesorindustryproessionals.MembershipincludesayearssubscriptiontoHorologicalTimes.GIAGemologicalInstituteofAmericawww.gia.eduWorldHeadquartersRobertMouawadCampus5345ArmadaDr.CarlsbadCA92008800-421-7250760-603-4000Fax760-603-4080ProvideslinkstoinormationaboutGIAseducationaloeringsresearchcenterlaboratoryandlibrary.JewelersofAmericaJAwww.jewelers.org120BroadwaySuite2820NewYorkNY10271800-223-0673RepresentingamembershipojewelryretailerandsupplierproessionalsJAswebsiteoersinormationandmemberdiscountsontrainingandcertifcation.ManufacturingJewelersSuppliersofAmericaMJSAwww.mjsa.org57JohnL.DietschSquareAttleboroFallsMA02763800-444-6572Anassociationorjewelrymanuacturersanddesignerswithaninormativewebsitethatincludesalinktoitsmagazine.NationalAssociationofJewelryAppraiserswww.najaappraisers.comP.O.Box18RegoParkNY11374-0018718-896-1536EmailofceNAJAAppraisers.comNationalAssociationofWatchClockCollectorsNAWCCwww.nawcc.org514PoplarSt.ColumbiaPA17512-2130717-684-8261NAWCCisanonproftorganizationthatlinksitsmembersandthepublictomuseumseducationalprogramsandspecialinterestgroupsdevotedtowatchesandclocks.SocietyofNorthAmericanGoldsmithsSNAGwww.snagmetalsmith.org540OakStreetSuiteAEugeneOR97401630-579-3272SNAGoersworkshopsseminarsandanannualconerencegearedtowardgoldsmithsandartistsworkinginmetals.Itswebsitehelpspromoteartistsandgalleriesandprovideslinkstoeducationalprogramsshowsandresourcesormetalsmiths.WomensJewelryAssociationWJAwww.womensjewelryassociation.com80WashingtonAvenueSuite205PoughkeepsieNY12601212-687-2722AnonproftassociationoriginallyoundedtohelpwomendevelopnetworkingopportunitieswithinthejewelryindustryWJAdoesadmitmentoullmembership.Itsponsorsscholarshipsanddesigncontestschapterget-togethersaretypicallyopentomembersandnon-membersalike.28CareersintheJewelryIndustry 29GIAGemologicalInstituteofAmericawww.gia.educareers-in-gems-jewelryWorldHeadquartersRobertMouawadCampus5345ArmadaDriveCarlsbadCA92008800-421-7250760-603-4000GIAsCareerServicesjobboardlinksbothgraduatesandcasualsitevisitorstopositionsandemployerswithinthejewelryindustrynationwideulllistingsareavailableandinormationonrsumpreparationwritingcoverlettersandinterviewingtechniquesisalsoprovided.JewelersofAmericaJewelryJobsSearchjobs.jewelers.orgPartoJewelersoAmericasCareerCenterthisindustry-specifconlineboardisopentoallorjobsinjewelrysalesjewelrymanagementmarketingmerchandisingbenchdesignandmore.Jobs4gems.comwww.jobs4gems.comListingsareopentocasualvisitorsandrsumscanbepostedreeocharge.Employersmustsubscribetothesitetopostpositionsorviewrsums.PremierPlacementswww.jewelryjobs.comjobs9713HeronsCoveIndianapolisIN46280800-474-8047Searchfrmspecializinginthejewelryindustry.Servicesarereetoapplicants.INSTOREMagazinewww.instoremag.comCoverstheamericanjewelryretailmarketingwithaocusontheneedsojewelrysalesandmanagementproessionalsandowners.HorologicalJournalwww.bhi.co.ukhorological-journalJournalromtheBritishHorologicalInstituteGanoksinBrainPressPublicationswww.ganoksin.comJewelersinormationresourcewide-rangingbutmainlyocusedonbenchjewelers.Thesiteincludesaullysearchablearchiveandlinkstoothersitesointeresttopeopleinthejewelryindustry.JCKMagazinewww.jckonline.comJCKmagazineoersreadersexpandedcoverageothemostimportantjewelryindustryissuesandstyletrendsimpactingtheirbusinesses.LapidaryJournalJewelryArtistwww.jewelrymakingdaily.comForthejewelrydesignermakereaturestipsandin-depthexplanationsonusingmaterialsandjewelrytechniquesguidanceonhowtoselljewelryandmore.NationalJewelerwww.nationaljeweler.comOnline-onlypublicationthatcoversjewelrynewsandanalysisopreciousgolddiamondandstonesortheretailindustry.OnlineJobSearchIndustryPublicationsANOTEONONLINERESOURCESOnlinejobsearchwebsiteslikeMonster.comandIndeed.comeaturejewelryindustryjobs.Usekeywordsspecifctoyourdesiredjewelryocussuchasjewelryjewelergoldsmithgemologistbenchjewelerdiamonds.YoucanalsomakeuseosocialnetworkslikeLinkedInandTwittertofndjobsinyourareaorinyourcircleoriendsandcolleagues.Websiteaddressescanchangeiyouhavetroublefndingasiteuseyouravoritesearchenginetolocateawebaddress.U.S.DepartmentofLaborwww.dol.govFrancesPerkinsBuilding200ConstitutionAveNWWashingtonDC20210866-487-2365TheDepartmentoLaboroersavarietyolinksandresourcesorjobseekersallowhichcanbeaccessedthroughitsmainwebsite.Thewebsiteaddressesbelowmaybeoparticularinterest.AmericasJobBankwww.ajb.org877-348-0502Providesasearchablejobsdatabase.EmploymentTrainingAdministrationwww.doleta.govjobseekers877-872-5627Providesassistancewithcareerdecisionsandstepsorcareerchangerstotake.One-StopCareerCenterWorksourceusworkorce.orgonestoponestopmap.htmlNationwideofcesandwebsites.JewelersofAmerica EDUCATIONTRAININGAntiqueJewelryJewelryAppreciationSothebysInstituteLondon34-35NewBondStreetLondonW1A2AAUK44020-7293-5000www.sothebys.comEmailjewellerycoursessothebys.comSeminarsandshortcoursesinjewelryappreciationandapostgraduatedegreeinartappreciationaccreditedthroughtheUniversityoManchester.SothebysInstituteNewYork1334YorkAvenueNewYorkNY10021212-606-7000www.sothebys.comEmailjewellerycoursessothebys.comOccasionalweekendcoursesareoeredthemajorityoclassesaregiveninLondon.AppraisalAmericanSocietyofAppraisers11107SunsetHillsRdSuite310RestonVA20190703-478-2228www.appraisers.orgEmailasainfoappraisers.orgComprehensiveappraisalprogramorpersonalpropertyappraisersaswellascoursesgearedspecifcallytothegemandjewelryfeld.Prerequisitesadvanced-levelcoursesrequiretheGraduateGemologistG.G.orFellowotheGemmologicalAssociationoGreatBritainFGAdiplomas.InternationalSocietyofAppraisers303WestMadisonStreetSuite2650ChicagoIL60606312-981-6778www.isa-appraisers.orgEmailisaisa-appraisers.orgCoursesleadingtotheCertifedAppraiseroPersonalPropertyCAPPandS-CAPPdesignationswithaconcentrationinjewelryavailable.MasterValuerProgram5805WindmillWayCarmichaelCA95608800-731-1122www.mastervaluer.comEmailinfomastervaluer.comDistanceeducationappraisalprogramspecifcallyorthegemandjewelryindustryaswellasathree-dayworkshopandshorttopic-specifcclasses.BalzanLaboratories760MarketStreetSanFranciscoCA94102415-834-9209www.balzangemlab.comEmailcontactusbalzangemlab.comOersseminarsandshortclassesingemologyandvaluationscienceandconductsclassesinassociationwiththeRevereAcademyandtheGemmologicalAssociationoGreatBritain.Oersanapprenticeshipprograminqualitycontrolorthejewelryindustrytoexperiencedjewelersandgemologists.30CareersintheJewelryIndustry GemologyCaliforniaInstituteofJewelryTraining5805WindmillWayCarmichaelCA95608800-731-1122www.jewelrytraining.comEmailinojewelrytraining.comClassesingemologyinassociationwithGIAandtheGemmologicalAssociationoGreatBritainandinappraisalthroughtheMasterValuerProgramaswellascoursesinsalesandmarketing.Comprehensiveprogramsinbasicintermediateandadvancedrepairandabricationaswellasshortclassesinspecializedjewelrymanuacturingtechniques.DiamondCouncilofAmerica3212WestEndAve.Suite400NashvilleTN37203615-385-5301www.diamondcouncil.orgDistanceeducationcoursesingemologyanddiamontology.GIAGemologicalInstituteofAmericaWorldHeadquartersRobertMouawadCampus5345ArmadaDriveCarlsbadCA92008800-421-7250ext.4001760-603-4001www.gia.eduEmailadmissionsgia.eduGIAdiplomaprogramsareoeredoncampusandthroughdistanceeducation.GemologyProgramsincludeGraduateGemologistGraduateDiamondsGraduateColoredStonesAccreditedJewelryProessionalandGraduatePearls.Individualcoursesandlabclassesareoeredindiamondgradingcoloredstonesgemidentifcationandpearlsthroughdistanceeducation.GIAhascampusesinCarlsbadCANewYorkCityandnineothermajorjewelrycentersaroundtheworld.InternationalGemologicalInstituteIGI551FithAvenueNewYorkNY10176212-753-7100www.igi-usa.comEmailinoigi-usa.comCoursesingradingroughandpolisheddiamondsandincoloredstoneidentifcation.SantiagoCanyonCollegeGemologyDept.OrangeCampus8045E.ChapmanAve.OrangeCA92869714-628-4900www.sccollege.eduCoursesindiamondscoloredstonesandappraisalsleadingtoacertifcateorassociatesdegreeingemologyaswellasanantiquejewelrysurveycourseinassociationwiththeCenterorJewelryStudies.TexasInstituteofJewelryTechnologyParisJuniorCollege2400ClarksvilleSt.ParisTX75460800-232-5804www.parisjc.eduGemologyandtrade-relatedbusinesscoursesinadditiontoitsdegreeprogramsandshortclassesinjewelrymanuacturingandwatchmaking.31JewelersofAmericawww.jewelers.org EDUCATIONTRAININGManagementSalesMarketingArtsBusinessInstitute3000ChestnutAve.Suite3000BaltimoreMD21211410-977-2915www.artsbusinessinstitute.orgEmailartsbizinstitutegmail.comWorkshopsinbusinessdevelopmentorcratartistsaccountingpricingproductdevelopmentandwholesaleandretailsales.GemCityCollege700StateSt.POBox179QuincyIL62306217-222-0391www.gemcitycollege.comAssociatesdegreeanddiplomaprogramsinbusinessaswellasjewelrydesignmanuacturingwatchmakingandwatchrepair.Sel-studypacksareavailable.DiamondCouncilofAmerica3212WestEndAvenueSuite400NashvilleTN37203877-283-5669Fax615-385-4955www.diamondcouncil.orgProvidesqualityaordabledistanceeducationtoenhancetheabilityoourmembersassociatestosellfnejewelrywithexpertiseintegrityandproessionalismandtouelthepassionoallthoselookingtolearnaboutourindustry.GIAGemologicalInstituteofAmericaWorldHeadquartersRobertMouawadCampus5345ArmadaDr.CarlsbadCA92008800-421-7250ext.4001760-603-4001www.gia.eduEmailadmissionsgia.eduGIAdiplomaprogramsareoeredoncampusandthroughdistanceeducation.GemologyProgramsincludeGraduateGemologistGraduateDiamondsGraduateColoredStonesAccreditedJewelryProessionalandGraduatePearls.JewelryManuacturingArtsprogramsandcoursesincludeGraduateJewelerJewelryDesignTechnologyComprehensiveCADCAMorJewelryandJewelryDesign.Individualcoursesandlabclassesareoeredindiamondgradingcoloredstonesgemidentifcationandpearlsthroughdistanceeducation.GIAhascampusesinCarlsbadCANewYorkCityandnineothermajorjewelrycentersaroundtheworld.JewelersEducationFoundationoftheAmericanGemSocietyRobertM.ShipleyBldg.8881W.SaharaAve.LasVegasNV89117866-805-6500www.americangemsociety.orgCoursesindiamondgradingandgemandjewelryappraisalaswellasretailsales.JewelersofAmerica120BroadwaySuite2820NewYorkNY10271800-223-0673646-658-5800www.jewelers.orgEmailinojewelers.orgSel-studycoursesorsalesassociatesandstoremanagersandexamsleadingtocertifcationorsalesandmanagementproessionalsandbenchjewelers.TexasInstituteofJewelryTechnologyParisJuniorCollege2400ClarkSt.ParisTX75460800-232-5804www.parisjc.eduGemologyandtrade-relatedbusinesscoursesinadditiontoitsdegreeprogramsandshortclassesinjewelrymanuacturingandwatchmaking.ManufacturingDiamondCuttingLapidaryArtsAmericanInstituteofDiamondCuttingInc.1287E.NewportCenterDr.202DeerfeldBeachFL33442800-831-8470954-574-0833www.diamondschool.comEmailDiamondcuttingatt.netComprehensivediamondcuttingprogramincludingtheevaluationoroughandpolisheddiamonds.Shortcoursesingradingancycolordiamondsevaluatingdiamondroughandmarketingarealsoavailable.32CareersintheJewelryIndustry 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EDUCATIONTRAININGGemCityCollege700StateSt.POBox179QuincyIL62306217-222-0391www.gemcitycollege.comAssociatesdegreeanddiplomaprogramsinjewelrydesignmanufacturingandrepairaswellaswatchandclockrepairhorologyhandengravingsilversmithingwaxmodelingandcastingandstonesetting.Businesscoursesandself-studypacksareavailable.GIAGemologicalInstituteofAmericaWorldHeadquartersRobertMouawadCampus5345ArmadaDriveCarlsbadCA92008800-421-7250ext.4001760-603-4001www.gia.eduEmailadmissionsgia.eduGIAoffersJewelryManufacturingArtsoncampusprogramsandcoursesincludingGraduateJewelerJewelryDesignTechnologyComprehensiveCADCAMforJewelrycourseandJewelryDesigncourse.JewelryManufacturingArtsisofferedinCarlsbadCAandNewYorkCityandselectcampusesworldwide.HazeltineSchoolofFineJewelryCrafting260S.LakeAve.PasadenaCA91101626-568-9545Shortclassesinjewelrymanufacturingandrepair.HowardAcademyfortheMetalArts168WestMainStreetP.O.Box472StoughtonWI53589800-843-9603www.howard-academy.comEmailhamahoward-academy.comComprehensiveprograminjewelrymanufacturingincludingrepairsettinggoldsmithingdesigncastingandmoldmakingandgemology.Specialtycoursesinhandengravinganddiecarvingforgingandsculptureandblacksmithingarealsoavailable.JewelryArtsInstitute22East49thStreetFourthFloorNewYorkNY10017212-362-8633www.jewelryartsinstitute.comEmailinfojewelryartsinstitute.comClassesinclassicalmetalsmithingtechniquesgranulationchainmakingstonesettingandenamelwork.Metalwerx50GuinanStreetWalthamMA02451-4310781-891-3854www.metalwerx.comEmailinfometalwerx.comShortclassesinjewelrymanufacturingandworkshopsinsubjectslikealloyingwaxcarvingsettingchasingandrepousse.MilwaukeeAreaTechnicalCollegeDiv.ofJewelryRepairandFabrication700W.StateStreetMilwaukeeWI53233414-297-6282www.matc.eduEmailinfomatc.eduTechnicaldiplomasandcontinuingeducationclassesinjewelryrepairandmanufacturingaswellasclassesinbasicgemology.NewApproachSchoolforJewelers107SoutheastParkwayCourtFranklinTN37064800-529-4763www.newapproachschool.comEmailinfonewapproachschool.comShortclassesinmanufacturingstonesettingplatinumfabrication.NorthBennetStreetSchool39N.BennetSt.BostonMA02113617-227-0155www.nbss.eduEmailinfonbss.eduFull-timeprograminjewelrymanufacturingandrepairandworkshopsintechniqueslikesettingandfabrication.34CareersintheJewelryIndustry RevereAcademyofJewelryArts785MarketSt.900SanFranciscoCA94102415-391-4179www.revereacademy.comEmailinforevereacademy.comEntry-levelandintermediateprogramsJACertifcationlevels1and2andadvancedclassesinallareasojewelryrepairandmanuacturingincludingmasterclassesinspecializedtechniqueslikegranulationandanticlasticraising.Classesingemologyandmarketingarealsooered.StewartsInternationalSchoolforJewelers651IndiantownRd.JupiterFL33458800-843-3409561-746-7586www.stewartsintlschool.comShortclassesinjewelryrepairdiamondsettingdesignandcastingandhandengraving.StudioJewelersLtd.32East31stStreetNewYorkNY10016212-686-1944www.studiojewelersltd.comEmailinfostudiojewelersltd.comFull-timeandpart-timeprogramsintheundamentalsojewelrymanuacturingsettingcastingandmold-makingandrepairaswellaspart-timeclassesinrepairsettingwaxanddesign.TexasInstituteofJewelryTechnologyParisJuniorCollege2400ClarksvilleSt.ParisTX75460800-232-5804www.parisjc.eduAssociatesdegreeprogramsinjewelrymanuacturingandwatchmakingaswellassemester-lengthclassesincomputer-aideddesigngemologyandbusinesspractices.ShortclassesintopicssuchassettingcastingworkingwithplatinumandjewelryrepairareavailableasisareviewclassortheJABenchCertifcationexams.WatchRepairWatchmakingAmericanWatchmakingInstitute701EnterpriseDriveHarrisonOH45030513-367-9800www.awci.comEmailawciawci.comContinuingeducationandtraininginwatchmakingandwatchandclockrepairoeredtomembers.BishopStateCommunityCollegeJewelryandWatchRepairDept.351NorthBroadStreetMobileAL36603251-405-7000www.bishop.eduOne-yearprogramsinwatchrepairandjewelrydesignmanuacturingandrepair.GemCityCollege700StateSt.POBox179QuincyIL62306217-222-0391www.gemcitycollege.comAssociatesdegreeanddiplomaprogramsinwatchandclockrepairandhorologyaswellasjewelryrepairanddesignhandengravingjewelrystoremanagementaswellasavarietyobusinessclasses.Sel-studycoursesareavailable.NAWCCSchoolofHorology514PoplarStreetColumbiaPA17512717-684-8261www.nawcc.orgComprehensiveprogramsandshortclassesinwatchandclockrepair.Dayandeveningclassesareavailable.TexasInstituteofJewelryTechnologyParisJuniorCollege2400ClarkSt.ParisTX75460800-232-5804Fax903-782-0452www.parisjc.eduAssociatesdegreeprogramsinwatchmakingandjewelrymanuacturingaswellassemester-lengthclassesincomputer-aideddesigngemologyandbusinesspractices.ParsecEnterprisesInc.7501N.HarkerDr.PeoriaIL61615888-207-0708www.parsecent.comShortclassesandvideosonquartzwatchrepairandbatteryreplacement.35JewelersofAmericawww.jewelers.org EDUCATIONTRAININGArtsandCraftsClassesBeadworkArrowmontSchoolofArtsandCraftsPOBo567556Pkwy.GatlinburgTN37738865-436-5860www.arrowmont.orgEmailinoarrowmont.orgClassesinmetalsmithingandenamelwork.CraftStudentsLeagueofYMCA610LexingtonAve.NewYorkNY10022212-735-9731www.ywcanyc.orgEmailinoywcanyc.orgClassesinjewelrymakingandenamelwork.CreativeArtsWorkshop80AudubonStreetNewHavenCT06510203-562-4927www.creativeartsworkshop.orgClassesandworkshopsinjewelrydesignandmanufacturingwaxcarvingandbeadstringing.FarmingtonValleyArtsCenter25ArtsCenterLaneAvonCT06001860-678-1867www.artsvac.orgEmailinoartsvac.orgClassesandworkshopsintraditionalgoldsmithingandsilversmithingtechniques.InterlakenSchoolofArt13WillardHillRdPOBox1400StockbridgeMA01262413-298-5252www.rattlesnake.comtestInterlaken.htmlEmailmakeartbcn.netClassesinjewelrymakinganddesign.KalamazooInstituteoftheArts314S.ParkSt.KalamazooMI49007269-349-7775www.kiarts.orgEmailmuseumkiarts.orgClassesinjewelryfabricationdesignandspecialtytechniques.MainlineArtCenter746PanmureRoadHaverordPA19041610-525-0272www.mainlineart.orgEmailinomainlineart.orgClassesandworkshopsinfabricationandspecialtechniqueslikepreciousmetalclay.MendocinoArtCenter45200LittleLakeSt.POBox765MendocinoCA95460800-653-3328707-937-5818www.mendocinoartcenter.orgEmailregistermendocinoartcenter.orgWorkshopsinspecializedmanufacturingtechniqueslikeanticlasticraisingenamelgranulationchainmakingandsimilarsubjects.36GuildfordHandcraftsCenterPOBox589411ChurchStreetGuildordCT06437203-453-5947Emailwww.guilordartcenter.orgClassesofferedinenamelingcastingjewelrydesignmanufacturingandrepair.TheVisualArtsCenterofRichmond1812W.MainSt.RichmondVA23220804-353-0094www.visarts.orgEmailrontdeskvisarts.orgClassesinmetalandjewelrymaking.HaystackMountainSchoolofCraftsPOBox518DeerIsleME207-348-2306www.haystack-mtn.orgEmailhaystackhaystack-mtn.orgOffersclassesincastingenamelingsilversmithingjewelrydesignandmanufacturingandwaxcarving.SchoolofLapidaryArtsPOBox890YoungHarrisGA30582706-379-2126www.lapidaryschool.orgEmailofcewilliamhollandschool.comClassesingemcuttingbeadmakingjewelryrepairpreciousmetalclayandenameling.CareersintheJewelryIndustry 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38CareersintheJewelryIndustryThankYouFROMJEWELERSOFAMERICAJewelersoAmericaexpressesitssincereappreciationtoallwhohavecontributedtotheCareersintheJewelryIndustryinitiative.OspecialnoteistheGemologicalInstituteoAmericatheprojectspremieresponsorwhosegenerousfnancialcontributionhashelpedmakethepublicationandupdateothisindustryguidepossible.JewelersoAmericawouldalsoliketothankJewelersMutualInsuranceCompanyorprovidingadditionalsupport. 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