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My Bench: Muhammad Taqi Shakoor

MAY SPOTLIGHT:
Muhammad Taqi Shakoor believes that the three most important things for a jeweller to be are honest, patient, and punctual.

Muhammad Taqi Shakoor

Works at: York Jewellers. Penrith NSW

Age: 34

Years in trade: 18 years

Training: Certificate 3 in Jewellery Manufacture

First job: Jeweller in Afghanistan

SIGNATURE PIECE:
 
OPAL COCKTAIL RING

Two-tone, 18-carat white and yellow gold dress ring with 14X 1.13-carat RBC diamonds with two 0.47-carat, Half Moon cut diamonds, claw set in a halo surrounding a stunning 3.81-carat Boulder Opal with yellow gold fleur de lis shaped claws.

Favourite gemstone:

Blue sapphire.

Favourite metal:

18-carat white gold.

Favourite tool:

Fretz hammer.

Best new tool discovery:

Artgraver handpiece

Best part of job:

Handmakes and stone setting.

Worst part of job:

Having to finish other people's work.

Best tip from a jeweller:

Always be honest, patient, and punctual.

Best tip to a jeweller:

When you stress, things can go wrong. Always take it easy.

Biggest health concern on the bench:

My back.

Love jewellery because:

I get to work with my hands and challenge myself to meaningful pieces others will enjoy.

 

 

 

 

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