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A goldsmith is a person who makes objects using gold or other precious metals.


A goldsmith in the mid-17th century.

5,000 years ago, ancient Sumerians made bowls out of gold. Many cultures used gold for making Jewelry or objects used in religious worship.[source?]

Goldsmiths use methods such as soldering, sawing, forging, casting, and polishing to make things out of gold. Goldsmiths traditionally teach their trade to apprentices. Today, Jewelry Arts Schools teach goldsmithing and other similar skills.

Well known goldsmiths

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