How to become a Jeweller
- Price: £5.99
- Published: November 2015
- Type: Business Opportunity Profile
- Format: PDF
- What qualifications and skills are required?
- What are the key market issues and trends?
- What are the main trading issues?
- Further information
Jewellers are specialist retailers of jewellery, watches, clocks and giftware, such as christening and wedding gifts. Some independent jewellers specialise in particular types of jewellery, such as antique, bridal, fine or fashion and costume jewellery. As well as trading from traditional retail premises, many jewellers also trade via mail order and increasingly online.
Some jewellers offer additional services such as engraving, resizing, valuation and repair.
This profile provides information about starting up and trading as an independent jeweller. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information.