Diamond Planner

Diamond Designer

Diamond Marker

Diamond Processing

Minimum 10th

Minimum six months on the job training

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

Not applicable

The tasks a Planner is expected to perform include:

Designing the final dimensions of the diamond using diamond planning software on the computer

Good eyesight

Ability to work for long hours in sitting position

Knowledge of different diamond planning software

Knowledge of the 4 Cs of diamonds and the physical characteristics of diamonds

Knowledge of various planning software (MBox, IG, Galaxy, etc.)

Knowledge of the potential ways that may cause damage to a diamond

Knowledge of the different techniques of cutting a rough diamond

Knowledge of the windowing process

Knowledge of geometry to understand the angles and symmetry

Good understanding of proportions/symmetry

Attention to details

Multi-tasking skills


Planning skills

Innovative thinking skills

Analytical thinking skills

High level of concentration


It is a desk 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 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?Yes

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards like strained eyesight, neck and arm pain etc. 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 a demand for Planner.

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