Metal setter

Diamond setter

Minimum NA

On-the-job training for six months

Certified training for Metal Setter (Basic) (programme aligned to G&J/Q 3111 released by the Gems and Jewellery Skill Council of India)

Not Applicable

The tasks a Metal Setter (Basic) is expected to perform include:

Delivering levelled, damage-free and secured setting of stones in a gold frame while maintaining its brilliance

Dexterity of the hands

Good eyesight

Ability to match the design picture to the actual piece

Ability to identify the shape, cut, clarity, carat, weight and physical characteristics of the gemstone or diamond to be set

Knowledge of the different types of setting styles such as prong, bezel, bead, channel and pre-cut pave

Understanding the layout of the frame and collet

Ability to use different types of tools for different end results

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

It is a bench job

Need not handle a team

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 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 hazard like strained eyesight, neck and arm pain, minor burns and cuts etc. if not taken care of

For freshers -INR8,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 yearsexperience -INR10,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The demand for cast and diamond-set jewellery is on the rise in national and international markets.

With designs getting more and more intricate, more jewellery pieces will be in demand and hence the demand for Metal Setter (Basic) will grow.

Casting units across the country, especially Mumbai

Casting units across India, especially Mumbai

Will be updated

Jewellery Design & Technology Institute, Noida

Arch Academy of Design

Indian Diamond Institute

Will be updated