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My Bench: Craig Dodd

CRAIG DODD shares a tip to aspiring jewellers to always listen to a customer’s requirements for you can never have too many details.

Works at: Christopher Green Jewellers

Age: 47

Years in trade: 30 years

Training: On the job training with a diamond ring maker (John M Roberts) for 15 years

First job: John M Roberts Jewellers – Started in 1987

Other qualifications: diamond ring maker, diamond setter, designer

Favourite gemstone:

Natural deep red rubies – especially when they’re accompanied with bright white diamonds.

Favourite metal:

Any metal that is not silver!

Favourite tool:

My hands (without these nothing would get done!) and my imagination.

Best part of job:

No two handmakes are the same, which keeps it challenging and interesting.

Worst part of job:

I’m yet to find one!

Best tip from a jeweller:

It’s right or it’s wrong – don’t compromise.

Best tip to a jeweller:

Always listen to a customer’s requirements – you can never have too many details.

Biggest health concern on the bench:

Failing eyesight and back problems.

Love jewellery because:

The pieces of jewellery that can be created are endless.

My bench is always:

Reasonably tidy, because it is a bench that is used and not for display purposes only!




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Friday, 13 December, 2019 10:42pm
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