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Diamond Experts

Diamond Experts - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, jewelers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have limited responsibility for the health and safety of other workers near them when using certain tools.
  • Communicate by telephone or in person on a daily basis.
  • Have a medium level of job-related social contact. They often work alone. However, jewelers who run stores may spend time interacting with customers.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Always work indoors. Those who work with pewter may on occasion work outdoors.
  • Are sometimes exposed to contaminants, such as cleaning solutions.
  • Are sometimes exposed to hazardous conditions.
  • Sometimes wear protective attire, such as gloves and masks.
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  • Are sometimes exposed to loud or distracting sound and noise levels, especially when using cutting tools and soldering equipment.
  • Are sometimes exposed to hazardous situations that produce cuts or minor burns.

Work Performance

  • Must be very exact in their work to prevent injury to self or damage to jewelry.
  • Repeat the same physical activities.
  • Make decisions that impact customers and their company's reputation. They rarely consult another before deciding a course of action.
  • Usually set their daily tasks and goals without talking to another first. Their day is often organized around clients.


  • Usually work a regular 40-hour week.
  • May work weekends if employed in a retail jewelry store.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.