Jeweler Sample Resume

Matthew Drake
1234 Post Oak Drive
Carlsbad, CA 64000
Home: 404-555-5555
Cell: 404-555-5556
Email: Matthew
  Objective: Seeking to find a challenging position as Jeweler with a recognized jewelry provider which can utilize my certified jewelry experience and skills to best serve the needs of the organization and to improve its productivity.   Qualification Summary: Experienced corporate jewelry shop manager with a diversified background in gold and platinum repair work, wax carving and casting, fabrication and mold making. Very familiar with management in retail and repair shop setting, customer and employee relations, buying of findings, diamonds and gemstones. Certified for expert management design making, workmanship and grading of diamonds and gemstones. Extensive knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. Attention to details, honest and productive individual able to work alone as well as in a competitive team.   Education: Graduate Jeweler Gemologist,
Gemology/Jewelry Manufacturing
GIA, Carlsbad, CA
July 1999   Work Experience: Jeweler/Gemologist,
Loft Engineers, Carlsbad, CA
June 2004? present

Responsibilities included: cutting and shaping metal into jewelry pieces, using cutting and carving tools, estimating wholesale and retail value of gemstones, following price guides and market fluctuations. Grading stones for color, perfection, and quality of cut. Immersing gemstones in chemical solutions to determine specific gravity and key properties for identification and appraisal. Examining gemstone surfaces and internal structure to evaluate genuineness, quality, and value, using polariscope, refractometer, and other optical instruments. Pouring molten metal into mold, or operating centrifugal casting machine, to cast article. Forming sand or rubber mold from model for casting article. Placing model in casting ring, and pouring plaster into ring to form mold. Forming model of article from wax or metal, using carving tools. Soldering pieces of jewelry together and enlarging or reducing size of rings, using soldering torch or iron.   Jeweler/Store Manager,
Drake Jewelry Store, Carlsbad, CA
May 1999? May 2004

Responsibilities included: repairing, reshaping, and restyling jewelry by replacing broken parts or using hand tools and machines. Tying or twisting gold and silver wires together, and bending to form rings. Immersing jewelry in cleaning solution or acid to remove stains, or in solution of gold or other metal to color jewelry. Smoothing soldered joints and rough spots, using hand file and emery paper, and polishing with polishing wheel or buffing wire. Arranging jewelry pieces into specified design, softening metal by heating with gas torch, and shaping, using hammer and die. Managing flaw of orders and supervising other jewelers.   References: Available upon request