Overview

A jeweler is an artisan who uses metals, gems and other materials to create adornments like bracelets, earrings, rings, and necklaces. They might also be called upon to repair, adjust, clean, and appraise pieces of jewelry.

The history of jewelry making goes back thousands of years. In fact, there is evidence that the people of Africa were making jewelry as far back as 75,000 years ago. Throughout its long history, jewelry hasn't only been used as adornment or decoration. It's also been used as currency, and as protection against evil. Today, skilled jewelry artists have many career opportunities.

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