Gemstone Cutter


Facet Maker

Minimum 10th

Minimum six months on-the-job training

Certified training for Gemstone Facet Maker (programme aligned to G&J/Q 6707 released by the Gem & Jewellery Skills Council of India)

Not applicable

The task a Gemstone Facet Maker is expected to perform include: Creating facets on stones in order to give the final look to the rough-cut and pre-shaped stone.

Basic knowledge of gemmology and properties of different types of stones

Different types of stones such as precious, semi-precious, synthetic

Market value of stone to understand the rationale for different acceptable levels of stone loss

Origin of the stone, i.e., which mine, particularly, precious stones to read the softness/ hardness as developed from precedence of use

Knowledge of which stone can be cabochon and which can be faceted

Knowledge of treatment of inclusions depending on the value of stone

Different types of saw and their use for a specific stone

Not applicable


Ability to work independently

Good communication skills

Team spirit

Multi-tasking ability

Decision-making skills

Attention to detail


High concentration

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. 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 eye strain, physical fatigue from working for long hours, exposure to high decibel machines, chemicals, and sharp tools which may cause injury if proper care is not taken

For freshers -INR5,000 -INR7,000 per month

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

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

India is the global leader in gemstone processing with Jaipur being the hub. Demand for high quality cut gemstones in the international market is rising. This means there is a high demand for Gemstone Facet Maker.

Gemstone processing units in India and abroad

Gemstone processing units across India, especially Jaipur