The amazing Heidi Fabian from AJMD has some fantastic advice and shares her insights into apprenticeships, starting in the trade and how to encourage and take on new staff members.
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We review 2017 and how the trade is changing including crypto-gems, automated lasers and Paris Hilton.
Joined by seasoned jeweller David Hollanders of Wild Trout Jewellery and our resident jeweller Neil Pola.
Laura Brehaut and Katherine Kovacs from the Melbourne branch of the Gemmological Association of Australia give a detailed starter lesson on gemmology and their work at the GAA.
Find out about the GAA courses and activities in the industry at www.gem.org.au
We talk to Tim Peel, President of the Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia and former keeper of the punches and hallmarking encyclopaedia, Kevin Hitchins about best practice of marking jewellery in Australia.
More information at www.gsga.org.au
We travel to the Gemfest in Anakie to see what's going on. Meeting up with Neil Pola again and Dan Cox of Dap Jewellery School for a chat.
Once we get out and travel around the Gemfields, we meet some amazing people including Esther of Bradfords Place, Jenny of Coolamon Mining and the very fabulous Peter Brown of Rubyvale Gem Gallery.
This month we talk to Neil Pola of Pola Jewellers and Steve Adair of Combined Jewellery Services about how we buy and use tools in our jobs as jewellers.
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