Colour Diamond Assorter
Certified training for Diamond Assorter (programme aligned to G&J/Q2505 released by Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India)
Prior work experience in the role is preferred
The tasks a Diamond Assorter is expected to perform include:Segregating and assorting diamonds into categories
Rejecting diamonds that are not of the required quality
Assessing diamonds according to its cut, carat, colour and clarity
Identifying different characteristics of diamonds
Sorting, categorizing and rejecting diamonds using judgement, speed and accuracy
Proficiency in assessing accuracy of dimensions and symmetry
Valuing diamonds at market price
Tracking and reporting issues arising while assorting in time
Reading notes and maintaining stock of diamonds
Integrity in dealing with diamonds
Eye for detail
Patientand able to concentrate
Effective communication skills
Planning and organisational skills
It is a desk job
It does not require handling a team
Travelling may vary from company to company. Short-term travelling maybe required
Part-time work is available
Work from home option is not available
Diamond Assorters usually work for 5 days a week and 8 hours everyday
Shift system may predominantly not be available. This may vary from company to company
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes
This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous
One may develop occupational hazard like poor eyesight, incorrect posture, etc.
For freshers - 6,500 per month
For candidates with experience - 6,500 to 10,000 per month
For candidates with over 2 yearsexperience - 10,000 to 15,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
Growth Estimates of the Gems & Jewellery Industry in India
India's gems and jewellery industry had a market size of 251,000 crore (USD 40.58 billion) in 2013, and is expected to reach 500,000-530,000 crore (USD 81.61-86.51 billion) by 2018, according to the FICCI-AT Kearney study 'All that Glitters is Gold: India Jewellery Review 2013'.
The study also projected that the country's gems and jewellery market could double in the next five years. The growth will be driven by a healthy business environment and the government's investor friendly policies. India is deemed to be the hub of the global jewellery market because of its low costs and the availability of highly-skilled labour.
India's gems and jewellery sector has been contributing in a big way to the country's foreign exchange earnings (FEEs). The Government of India has viewed the sector as a thrust area for export promotion. In FY14, India's gems and jewellery sector contributed USD 34,746.90 million to the country's FEEs. Exports from the gems and jewellery industry could reach USD 58 billion by 2015.
Current Employment Pattern
The bulk of the gems and jewellery industry in India is concentrated in the unrecognized sector and employs an estimated 3.2 to 3.4 million people directly. It is also estimated that more than 94% of the global workers involved in the diamond industry are in India. Due to economic recession during 2008-09, more than 100,000 skilled and unskilled workmen have been laid-off due to poor demand. However, it is expected that this will be only a blip in the long term outlook.
Most gems and jewellery companies and jewellers
Companies and jewellers like P.P. Jewellers, Asian Star Co. India Ltd., Classic Diamonds India, Firestar Diamond International Ltd, etc.
Cities across India
Will be updated
The Indian Institute of Gems &Jewellery (IIGJ)
Indian Diamond Institute
Asiatic Centre of Gemological Services
Indian Institute Of Gemology
GIA India Laboratory Pvt. Ltd.