Bench pins are just about as customizable as the jeweler’s workbench where they are placed. Generally made of wood, they are soft enough to absorb the impact of pounding against metal jewelry during jewelry repairs and designs. The will also help hold and support a piece of jewelry while you work on in it as well as the small jewelry tools you are using during the repair. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes to cater to a variety of jewelry designs and repairs.