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My Bench: Laura Pivovaroff

Laura Pivovaroff shares that the best part of her job is knowing that she played a small part in some of the happiest days of a person’s life.

Works at: Wishart Jewellers

Age: 22

Years in trade: 6 years

Training: Certificate III in jewellery manufacture

Other qualifications: Diploma in Gemmology

Favourite gemstone:

Impossible to decide!

Favourite metal:

18-carat yellow gold, as I love the warmth and richness of the colour.

Favourite tool:

Blow torch. The heat control and and what you can achieve with it is something that constantly amazes me.

Best part of job:

Knowing that you played a small part in some of the happiest days of a person’s life.

Worst part of job:

Cleaning customer’s jewellery that’s never been taken off.

Best tip from a jeweller:

Perfect each component before moving on to the next because accuracy is everything!

Best tip to a jeweller:

If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your tip is to aim for this.

Biggest health concern on the bench:

Dust – breathing abrasives like emery and polish can’t be great for the lungs.

Love jewellery because:

It’s wearable art! I love being part of something that will be loved by generations to come.

My bench is always:

Immaculately organised, because work benches are claustrophobic enough without any extra clutter.




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