Rough Marker


Minimum 10th

Minimum six months on-the-job training

Certified training for Rough Marker (programme aligned to G&J/Q 4101 released by the Gem & Jewellery Skills Council of India)

Minimum six months' relevant experience

The tasks a Rough Marker is expected to perform includes:

Marking assorted roughs to provide a direction for further processing

Dexterity of the hands

Good eyesight

Knowledge of correctly making the different markings and labelling them

Knowledge of the workflow in diamond processing

Knowledge of different processes like windowing, rough cutting, polishing etc.

Ability to understand the 4Cs of diamonds and types of diamond inclusions

Knowledge of diamond roughs and their properties

Knowledge of using tools and machines

Knowledge of identification and broad classification of rough stones

Knowledge of grading stones and classifying them into groups

Ability to understand valuation as per market practice

Knowledge of rough diamond shading

Knowledge of the use and maintenance of tools and machines used in the assorting process

Not Applicable

Good communication skills

Team player

Analytical and reflective thinking

Attention to detail

High concentration


It is a bench job

Need to 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 everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system may be available in some organizations.

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 physical fatigue from working for long hours and eye strain if not taken care of

For freshers -INR8,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 yearsexperience -INR10,000 toINR12,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 yearsexperience -INR20,000 toINR25,000 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 Rough Marker.

Diamond processing units in India and abroad

Diamond processing units in cities across India

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Indian Diamond Institute

Indian Institute of Jewellery (IIJ)

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