Diamond Planning Supervisor

Diamond Designer Supervisor

Diamond Marker Supervisor


Minimum 10th

Minimum six months on-the-job training

Certified training for Planning Supervisor (programme aligned to G&J/Q 4202 released by the Gem & Jewellery Skills Council of India)

Minimum of 3 yearsexperience in diamond blocking.

The task a Planning Supervisor is expected to perform include:

Running the day-to-day work flow and processes of the planning department

Good eyesight

Sharp mind

Physical strength

Knowledge of rough diamonds

Understanding the characteristics of rough diamonds so as to group similar rough diamonds together

Knowledge of the internal structure of a diamond

Ability to plan the cut along grains and not across grains as far as possible

Understanding of basic geometry angles, planes, etc. so as to be able to categorize and plan rough diamonds appropriately

Ability to take weight-based/purity-based planning decisions

Ability to plan the cut to avoid inclusions (impurities) in the final CPD

Ability to decide the best type of cut round, marquise, princess, etc.

Ability to use planning machines

Good understanding of proportions/symmetry

Good communication skills

Decision making skills

Team management skills

Planning skills


Attention to details

Critical thinking skills

Sharp mind to spot and correct errors

High level of concentration and patience

It is not a desk job

Will handle a team of planners

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Most companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available in some organizations

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

One may develop occupational hazards like eye strain and poor posture leading to back and shoulder problems after long working hours if not taken care of

For candidates with 3 yearsexperience -INR25,000 -INR30,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

As per the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, the value of the exports in the year 2013-14 was USD 35 billion. The market size of the industry is expected to rise by leaps and bounds by 2020 considering India is the global leader in the diamond processing industry. Diamonds cut and polished in India are of world-class quality. 11 out of 12 diamonds set in jewellery globally are cut and polished in India. This means there will be a high demand for Planning Supervisor.

Diamond processing units in India and abroad

Diamond processing units in cities across India

Will be updated

Indian Diamond Institute

Indian Institute of Gem and Jewellery Jaipur (IIGJJ)

Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery, Tardeo, Mumbai

Indian Institute of Jewellery (IIJ)

International Gemmological Institute

Goyam Diamond Institute, Surat

Will be updated