Tiffany & Co. is one of the most legendary brands in the world today. With a history that spans back to 1837, Tiffany & Co is a jeweler and specialty retailer, whose merchandise offerings include an extensive selection of jewelry, as well as timepieces, sterling silverware, china, crystal, stationery, fragrances and accessories.
Tiffany & Co. operates a Jewelry Design and Innovation Workshop (JDIW) in New York City, which enables us to increase technical focus on innovation from design through to production. The High Jewelry Jeweler will support all aspects related to JDIW projects. The position will focus on ensuring design and product integrity throughout the development lifecycle for all projects flowing through the JDIW.Responsibilities:
This High Jewelry Jeweler has the skillset to support the development, construction, and fabrication of High and Fine Jewelry. The primary responsibility will be on physically translating complex design concepts from CAD, hand sketches, and direction from design into reality by physically constructing prototypes. Further ensuring design for manufacturability, product functionality, and integrity while adhering to project timelines and delivery date, as well as providing guidance and input to the other Jewelry Design and Innovation Workshop (JDIW) Jewelers as well as all JDIW teams. They will have experience working extensively in platinum and gold with all varieties of colored stones and diamonds.
- Provide timely and innovative solutions to complex mechanical problems at any point in the development
- Ensure all prototypes and models created are in keeping with Tiffany's best practices, Tiffany quality, and manufacturing standards and hit the project targets
- Communicate effectively - contribute to jewelry development brainstorm sessions, and provide updates on project status, issues, and concerns. Identify potential barriers to meeting completion timelines as soon as they arise
- Perform other duties to support departmental objectives and deliverables, including but not limited to setting and polishing work as assigned to support departmental objectives and deliverables
- Extensive bench jeweler experience working with high-end and one-of-a-kind Jewelry
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in soldering and using a laser welder
- Experience working with diverse materials (e.g., platinum, yellow gold, white gold, silver) and gemstones and diamonds
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact cross functional and on multiple staff levels
- Organizational, interpersonal, and partnership skills
- Professional work ethic compliance with all company policies and procedures, including but not limited to safety, confidentiality, security, and attendance
- Must be flexible to adapt to changing priorities and willing to change responsibilities within the department as needed by the business
- Experience with performing and expediting jewelry repairs
- Proficiency using computers
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Experience and understanding in polishing
- Extensive knowledge of diamonds and colored gemstones
- Experience setting diamonds and colored gemstones
The hiring range for this position ranges from $38.25 - $51.75 per hour. The rate of pay offered will be dependent upon candidates' relevant skills and experience.