Different countries have quite different names for the same person.
“Diamond Mounter” is the same as a “Setter”, he actually mounts
diamonds, right? “Production-Jeweller” is a person who is an
assembly line jeweller but not a “special-order” craftsperson. There
is a fine ‘grey-line’ of qualifications on all of these catagories. I
am not lowering the level of expertice here, just making a statement
some setters have little knowledge on how to set certain kinds of
stones. Some only know how to set claws/prongs and nothing else. They
alone would be labelled as production setters. One setter refused to
set a stone I completed, it was a 5.25 Carat P.S. Emerald, bezel set.
Many of my own peers would cringe at that thought.
To explain fully…“manufacturing production jewellery pieces” really
means he or she are basically "cut off the gates-file-clean-emery"
kind of a person who works on the designs & items.
“Production mounter”, same as above, basically a person who does
production setting, little bead setting or baguettes, mostly
claw/prong work! “Goldsmith” knows pretty well everything, from
hand-crafting to Platinum creating. Even the description of setting
is different I call them Claws, in America they are called Prongs! I
call these Bead-Setting in the UK they call them “Thread”.)