A bench pin (or peg, as some call it) is a piece of wood attached to a jeweler’s work bench. It is used for small, precise work such as sawing metal or drilling holes to set diamonds. The bench pin starts out as a block of wood and as the jeweler creates, marks are left by the tools and the wood forms to the techniques used. The way each jeweler uses theirs is unique, so we wanted to share each of their bench pins.
Here’s Josh’s bench pin. He is our lead jeweler and has been with the company for six years – and you can tell by how worn down his pin is. You can also see that he drills holes for stones in one specific spot.
We’ll be posting all of our jewelers pins, so stop back to compare!