Jewel Inspector

Examine watch jewels for defects, using microscope.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Jewel Inspectors do?

Examines watch jewels for defects, such as cracks, rough cuts and cups, misshapen holes, and chips, using microscope: Places quantity of jewels on glass table, which is lighted from beneath, and positions each jewel individually beneath microscope with tweezers. Turns jewel to view all surfaces. Segregates rejects according to type of defect.

Should I be a Jewel Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Inspector, Jewels

    How to become a Jewel Inspector

    Most Jewel Inspectors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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