Diamond Processing Manual Blocker

Minimum 10th

Certified training for Manual Blocker (programme aligned to G&J/Q 4606 released by the Gem & Jewellery Skills Council of India)

A minimum of 6 monthswork experience/on-the-job training

The tasks a Manual Blocker is expected to perform include:

Creating the first set of bottom and top facets of a diamond

Dexterity of the hands

Good eyesight

Sharp mind

Physical strength

Ability to work with high noise generating machinery

Ability to clearly understand concepts such as geometry of diamonds, internal diamond structures (graining, etc.), technology being used, maintenance aspects of tools and machines, etc.

Not applicable


Ability to handle a team

Good communication skills

Team spirit

Multi-tasking ability

Decision-making skills


Attention to detail

Teamwork spirit

Work under process

High concentration

It is a bench job

Need not handle a team

Travelling is not required

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

One may develop occupational hazard like dust inhalation, poor eyesight, joint pain, fatigue or stress, poor posture leading to back and shoulder problems if proper care is not taken

Health risks include exposure to chemicals, machines and sharp tools

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 Manual Blocker in the coming years.

Diamond processing units in India and abroad

Diamond processing units in cities across India