Diamond and Gemstone Setter
Glasgow or Edinburgh
Laings is a prestigious family-run jeweller with over 179 years’ experience in the industry.
Established in 1840 we are now one of the largest independent jewellery businesses operating six stores across the UK (three shops nestled within the iconic Argyll Arcade in Glasgow, and one each in Edinburgh, Southampton and Cardiff).
The Laings culture is one of mutual trust, respect and honesty. Our staff strive to be the best in the business and our aim is to provide our customers with an unforgettable, luxurious experience whatever the occasion may be.
Your New Role
We have a full-time permanent role available for a Diamond and Gemstone Setter to join our Craftsmen based in either our Glasgow or Edinburgh workshop.
In this role you will be responsible for setting a variety of gemstones of different shapes into exquisite bespoke pieces of fine jewellery.
Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to)
•Setting a variety of gemstones of different shapes into exquisite bespoke pieces of fine jewellery.
•Being proficient across different styles of setting, claw, channel, pave, thread and grain, flush, rubover.
•Setting company stock.
•Closely following any drawings or agreed requirements and specifications during the creation of commissions.
•Working within agreed timescales.
•Liaising with Goldsmiths and Designers across the company.
•Production of stock and special commissions for clients.
•Managing workload to ensure clients timescales are achieved.
•Maintaining accurate records of tasks undertaken.
•Maintaining stone melee and workshop stock.
•Being responsible for a safe working environment, ensuring all health and safety policies and procedures are adhered to.
•Maintaining client confidentiality
Skills and experience required
•Minimum five years of experience in a similar role
•Experience setting high value fine jewellery pieces.
•Experience working to deadlines and to a high quality.
•Knowledge of fine metals and gemstones in relation to the creation of and repair of a variety of pieces.
We are an equal opportunities employer who, in return, can offer you – a competitive reward package, training & development opportunities, healthcare, pension, 28 days holiday, generous employee discount scheme and a warm welcoming working environment.
Do you feel as though you could add sparkle to this role? If so, we want to hear from you!
Be a part of our future, join us.