Diamond Polisher


Diamond Cutting and Polishing

Blocking Supervisor

Hira Karigars

Diamond Cutters

Minimum 12th

On-the-job training in diamond polishing for six months

Certified training for Polishing Supervisor (programme aligned to G&J/Q 4707 released by the Gem & Jewellery Skills Council of India)

Minimum of 3 yearswork experience in diamond faceting and polishing

The tasks a Polishing Supervisor is expected to perform include:

Monitoring the work of the faceting and polishing department

Dexterity of the hands

Good eyesight

Sharp mind

Physical strength

Ability to work with high noise generating machinery

Ability to clearly understand concepts such as the geometry of diamonds, internal diamond structures (graining, etc.), technology being used, maintenance aspects of tools and machines, etc.

Ability to guide operators and provide direction in case of queries from operators

Ability to identify individual team member?s strengths

Leadership qualities


Ability to handle a team

Good Communication skills

Team spirit

Multi-tasking ability

Decision-making skills


It is not a bench job

Will handle a team of facetors and polishers

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are/ are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

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

Shift system maybe available in some organizations

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?


One may develop occupational hazards like dust inhalation, eye strain, poor posture leading to back and shoulder problems, long working hours and accidents with machinery if not taken care of

For candidate 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 an increase in the demand for Polishing Supervisor.

Diamond processing units in India and abroad

Diamond processing units in cities across India

Will be updated

Indian Diamond Institute, City Centre

Indian Diamond Institute

Goyam Diamond Institute, Surat

Indian Institute of Gem and Jewellery Jaipur (IIGJJ)

Indian Institute of Jewellery (IIJ)

Will be updated