Gems cutter

Gemstone driller

Minimum 10th

Minimum six months on-the-job training

Certified training for Gemstone Driller (programme aligned to G&J/Q 6808 released by the Gem & Jewellery Skills Council of India)

Will be updated

The tasks a Gemstone Driller is expected to perform include:

Making holes through the gemstones for threading

Dexterity of hands

Good eyesight

Understanding the drilling requirement as per shape, finishing and plan of the gemstone

Understanding the permitted level of stone loss

Matching the stone type, weight and number as required

Ability to match the piece to the design on paper

Knowledge of any specific stone handling requirement

Not Applicable


Ability to work independently

Good communication skills

Team spirit

Multi-tasking ability

Decision-making skills

Attention to detail



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 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 considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazard like eye strain, physical fatigue from working for long hours

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The industry is finding it more and more difficult to get skilled people on board. There is a shortage of skilled workers for the cluster. It is expected that the gem and jewellery industry would have the potential to employ about 8 million persons by 2022. This means there will be an increase in teh demand for Gemstone Driller.

Jewellery manufacturing units

Retail jewellery stores

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

Indian Institute of Jewellery (IIJ) (Division of Modern India Ltd.)

Will be updated