This message is for jewelers in Australia. I have been asked to
speak to the Australian Jewellers by Nationwide Jewellers Group this
coming May. Their convention is in Brisbane Australia the weekend of
May 3rd & 4th (Friday and Saturday and believe the convention
continues through the first few days of the week.)
I will be speaking Friday May 3rd and Saturday May 4th. Friday on
Making money in Repairs and Custom Design and Saturday on
"Inventory-maybe not sure a good investment? 12 ways to get rid of
So I need the help of Australian Jewellers. Can you send me an email
and help with a few questions:
I'm from the understanding that in Australia jewellers sell 9kt and
18ky, no 14kt, correct?
Do you sell much 18kt/platinum and silver? I was given "Peekays
Findings" as a finding house to use for parts. They have been
generous in their info. Anyone else I should contact? The Australian
dollar is darn close to the American dollar, right? What does a
typical bench jeweler earn a year in Australia? I was told $60,000 a
year plus. Correct? What do you pay?
Whets "typical" prices you charge retail for
Sizing 9kt narrow ring smaller? 1 size larger?
Sizing 18kt narrow ring smaller? 1 size larger?
Sizing platinum narrow ring smaller? 1 size larger?
Sizing Silver narrow ring smaller? 1 size larger?
Simple gold solder
Charge to bead set a small diamond into the metal?
1 retip? Each additional tip?
Install a typical 6 prong white gold 1 ct round solitaire head on a
ring and set 1 ct diamond?
Labor only: carve/cast/finish (no material) a shadow wedding band?
Labor only: carve/cast/finish (no material) a typical ring band?
Thanks, see you in Brisbane?