Goldsmith Frame Maker


Bench Worker

Minimum 10th

On-the-job training for a minimum period of six months

Certified training for Goldsmith: Frame Maker (programme aligned to G&J/Q 0606 released by the Gem & Jewellery Skills Council of India)

Not applicable

The tasks a Goldsmith: Frame Maker is expected to perform include:

Creating the base jewellery frame in gold as per the design

Dexterity of the hands

Good eyesight

Ability to match the design picture to the actual piece

Understanding of acids involved in the manufacturing

Understanding of metal behaviour at different temperatures

Knowledge of frame-making from different components

Ability to estimate the amount of precious metal going to be used

Knowledge of filing and linking frame parts

Knowledge of gold alloy properties

Knowledge of chemical reactions between non-gold materials used

Knowledge of using different types of files and tools for different end results

Ability to spot difficulties with respect to the practicality of the design

Attention to detail

Ability to work long hours with sharp tools/abrasives


Ability to work independently

Good communication skills

Team spirit

Multi-tasking ability

Decision-making skills

Creative thinking

It is a bench job

Need not handle a team

Travelling is not required

Part-time work and contractual work is 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.Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards like strained eyesight, neck and arm pain, minor cuts and burns etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - 5,000 - 7,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 yearsexperience - 10,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

India is the global leader in handmade gold and gem-set jewellery. With an increasing trend in coloured stones setting in handmade jewellery, the demand for Goldsmith: Frame Maker is only set to increase multi-fold.

Handmade gold and gems-set jewellery manufacturing units in India

Cities across India

Will be updated

Indian Diamond Institute

Indian Institute of Jewellery (IIJ)

Will be updated