The tasks a Goldsmith is expected to perform include:
Preparing gold ornaments of required design and weight by heating, moulding, bending, drawing etc.
Studying design or sample and taking required weight of gold by weighing in sensitive balance
Moulding piece of gold into small bars by heating on mild fire or taking required weight of sheet or wire according to design
Making designed ornaments by stages using dies and hand tools, such as tongs, hammer, hand saw drill, file etc. and by heating metal according to necessity by means of oil lamp and blow pipe to facilitate working
Making jewel setting arrangements (if so designed) in ornament using lac as filling where necessary
Polishing ornaments using cloth, special yarns or buff
Setting jewels and doing enamelling (minakari) work on ornaments