Poinçonneur des Lilas

Jun 14, 2014

When I arrived at the workshop at the end of last week, my boss had left this on my workbench. And the first thing I thought and smiled was that jewellers have a vocation as ticket inspectors like in the song. And I might as well share this funny photo that tells a little bit about daily life in my workshop.

A., 8 years in the trade including 2 years as an apprentice


For those who are not in the trade, these small holes correspond to the emery paper pellets that jewellers cut out. Attached to “disc holders”, they allow the metal to be emerised in places and “little corners” that are sometimes difficult to access on the pieces. Photo: A.

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