Why You Need Great Lighting for Your Jewellery Workshop

Whether you craft your jewellery in a large workshop or from the comfort of your cosy spare room, you will need to make sure your chosen workspace is well lit. Lighting is a crucial element of successful jewellery making. The right lighting will enable you to work up close with a piece, allowing you to:

  • Carefully check details
  • Carry out fiddly tasks
  • Define colours to ensure your chosen hues complement one another
  • Monitor the standard of your work
  • Ensure the finish is spot on
  • Avoid eye-strain and headaches as you scrutinise a piece.

Natural Vs Artificial Light

Natural light can be a bonus when you’re working on specific jobs, such as stringing a fine thread with pretty pearls. If you are fortunate enough to have a large window that lets in lots of natural light, we suggest you make the most of it by placing your workbench in a well-lit spot. However, take care when you position other fittings as they could cast shadows on your work area.

Even if you have floor-to-ceiling windows, you can’t account for the weather! On a dull day, the grey skies won’t offer much in the way of brightness. The time of day will also play a part; if you’re a lark or night owl and like to work early or late, you won’t be able to rely on natural light alone. The best way to avoid shadows and illuminate your workspace is to opt for artificial light.

Artificial lighting shouldn’t dazzle you, so you need to be careful how and where you position any lamps and lights. You might discover you need more than one light source – it’s a good idea to try out lamps at different angles to see what works best for you.


What Sort of Artificial Lighting Should I Invest In?

Proper lighting can increase your focus and productivity, which is excellent news if you are keen to work for longer and get more done. It’s always wise to invest in quality lighting, as it’s likely to stand the test of time.

Here at Durston, we have plenty of jeweller’s lighting for you to choose from, and our lights and lamps all have pretty impressive features. Whether you’re looking for dimmable bulbs, colour changing lamps, lights with extendable necks that can twist 360 degrees, or magnifier and task lights – we have the right light for you. Why not come and take a look for yourself?