Diamond Assorter

Diamond Sorter

Colour Diamond Assorter

Gemstone Assorter

Minimum -10th

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

Decision-making ability

Eye for detail

Patientand able to concentrate

Effective communication skills

Planning and organisational skills

Team spirit

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

Working hours

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.