Gemstone Pre-Shaper

Gem Shaper

Minimum 10th

Minimum six months on-the-job training

Certified training for Gemstone Pre-Shaper (programme aligned to G&J/Q 6606 released by the Gem & Jewellery Skills Council of India)

A minimum of 6 months of work experience/internship in gemstone processing units

The tasks a Gemstone Pre-Shaper is expected to perform include:

Giving a base shape to a gemstone for further faceting and polishing as required

In-depth knowledge of the different cuts and shapes of gemstones

Detailed knowledge of gemstone surface irregularities and polishing defects

Dexterity of the hands

Good eyesight

In-depth knowledge of polished gemstone proportions/symmetry

In-depth knowledge of the physical characteristics of gemstones

Working understanding of the machinery involved and its repair work

Ability to work with high noise generating machinery

Knowledge about the different types of stones, the family of the stone and their properties particularly with respect to heat and pressure sensitivity

Knowledge about the usage of different qualities of wax an lac for fixing, their merit and demerits

Not applicable


Ability to handle a team

Good communication skills

Team spirit

Multi-tasking ability

Decision-making skills

Ability to work in a process driven team for long hours in a sitting position

It is a bench job

Need not handle a team

Travelling is not required

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 lethargy, strained eyesight, neck and arm pain etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 8,000 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)

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 will be a huge demand for Gemstone Pre-Shaper.

Gemstone processing units in India and abroad

Gemstone processing units across India, especially Jaipur