The role of the jeweller (or Diamond Mounter to give us our professional title) is to make the piece of jewellery ready to take the stones.
This is done by forming a piece of precious metal (platinum, gold etc) by heating and bending, filing, piercing, polishing and soldering.
It’s a skill learned over several years, five in apprenticeship and two finishing. Once qualified the Diamond Mounter will be able to make an exquisite piece of jewellery to a very high standard.
Modern technology allows us to bypass the previously laborious task of making a piece from a solid lump of precious metal. A combination of CAD and 3D printing means our craftspeople are able to spend their time efficiently fine-tuning, building and polishing to an ever-higher standard.