JEWELLERY: Gayle Anderson; Appleby Jewellers
Appleby Jewellers, Dublin, have dedicated more then sixty years to creating a worldwide reputation for excellence and creative jewellery design, offering renowned diamond expertise and the very best in quality and value.
My average day varies depending on the requirements of the workshop at any given time. I usually spend the morning using a computer aided design (CAD) software (Matrix) to design models of rings, both remodelling old pieces and making bespoke new designs.
The afternoon is spent at the bench doing anything from assembly of my CAD and cast models, from scratch construction, sizing rings and general repairs. Some afternoons I will meet clients in the retail shop to discuss complex designs showing them rendered CAD images and wax models of a piece they are considering.
Other tasks that I’m responsible for include running the CAD department, ordering tools and equipment, processing jobs as they arrive, pricing repair work, discussing and making decisions on jobs with the gemmology department and sales team. Every day is different and that is one of the best things about this career.
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland