I have recently completed a certificate program in jewelry. I want to
start my own business in designing and making non-traditional gold
and silver jewelry would like to get a feel for what I might expect
income wise (other than not much money to start with!). I am trying to
decided on the best way to transition from my current employment (not
in the jewelry field and where my hourly rate is $27.00/hr) to my own
business. It would be helpful to me if I knew what hourly rate ranges
jeweler’s in their own business charge. I’ve heard people say that you
can charge more for a gold piece than a silver piece. I, also,
understand that name recognition has a great deal to do with how much
can be charged.
Recent e-mails have mentioned that trade jeweler’s make around
$22.00/hr even with 27 years of experience. They have ,also, mentioned
that it is very difficult to make a living in this field - is this
Any thoughts will be helpful.