A lot of people think that this profession(jewellery, nda) is a profession with people who are full of finesse. It’s not wrong, but in fact most of the time, we file, we saw, we cut, we hit the metal with a mallet, we grumble a lot. In short, it’s more like a jewellery shop. And then the system D, it is the very essence of this work. We make our own tools, we improve the existing ones and we adapt them to our hand.
E., jeweller, almost 30 years in the trade
I remember a setter who lost a stone through the window. It was too hot in the workshop and he had opened the window to ventilate. The diamond fell on the roof of the neighbouring warehouse... Ladder, velux, it was an adventure to get it back. We didn't do...