A jewelry designer or jewellery designer (see American and British English spelling differences) is a person who renders original jewelry creations and usually constructs them as well. By profession this person would be trained in design and metalsmithing. Historically jewelry designers originated as goldsmiths in the cultural aspects of Etruscan Civilization and became more dominant through ancient Greek and Roman cultures. In Ancient Macedonia from Thessaloniki, the art of milling and rolling 24K Gold rose to the highest form and ignited the origins of what later 18th century jewelers such as the family of Fortunato Pio Castellani used in Italian archaeological jewelry.
Contributions by Archiemartin, 220.127.116.11, and Vsmith.