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Depending on what kind of work you do, salaries vary greatly. Some jewelers who design and create their own jewelry attract famous clients and can do very well for themselves. But for most, jewelry design is a fine art and is a difficult field to earn a living in. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the 1998 median annual salary for jewelers was $24,000. The job of jewelry repairer starts at minimum wage.

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The House of Winston is a jewelry store with branches in a few cities, including New York and Paris. They are known for lending very expensive pieces of jewelry to stars to wear to events, such as the Oscars. The most expensive loan ever made to a performer for the Oscars was to Whoopi Goldberg. She borrowed $41 million worth of jewels for the 1999 Academy Awards, including a ring worth $15 million.

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