Goldsmith: A goldsmith is a metalworker who specialises working in gold and other precious metals. Historically goldsmiths have made flatware, platters and goblets and ceremonial pieces, although in modern times goldsmiths are more closely linked with jewellery. Historically, silversmiths are mostly referred to as goldsmiths!
Guild:The earliest of guilds were alliances between self-employed skilled craftsmen in associated trades. The guild would consist of master craftsmen, experienced and experts in their field, journeymen, individuals who were beyond the level of apprentice, but not yet masters, and apprentices, trainees on the lowest rung of the professional ladder.
Journeyman: Following several years experience as an apprentice, an individual could be given more recognition and responsibilty by reaching the level of journeyman. In this position the journeyman would be given letters or certificates from his master and/or guild entitling him to travel to other towns or countries to further enhance his skills and knowledge base.
Silversmith: A silversmith is a metalworker who works primarily with solid silver. Historically silversmiths are mostly referred to as goldsmiths. Today, the two crafts still remain largely overlapping.