Gem and Diamond Workers

Gem and Diamond Workers

Fabricate, finish, or evaluate the quality of gems and diamonds used in jewelry or industrial tools.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Persistence * Independence * Cooperation * Achievement/Effort * Stress Tolerance * Initiative * Analytical Thinking

Representative Tasks * Examine gems during processing to ensure accuracy of angles and positions of cuts or bores, using magnifying glasses, loupes, or shadowgraphs. * Estimate wholesale and retail value of gems, following pricing guides, market fluctuations, and other relevant economic factors. * Assign polish, symmetry, and clarity grades to stones, according to established grading systems.


Manufacturing, Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Construction, Government,

Job Family Production

Sample Job Titles Bench Jeweler, Brilliandeer Lopper, Diamond Assorter, Diamond Cleaner, Diamond Cleaver, Diamond Cutter, Diamond Die Driller, Diamond Die Polisher, Diamond Driller, Diamond Grader, Diamond Heister, Diamond Mounter, Diamond Picker, Diamond Polisher, Diamond Sawer, Diamond Selector, Diamond Setter, Diamond Setter Apprentice, Diamond Sizer and Grader, Diamond Sorter, Facetor, Gem Carver, Gem Cutter, Gem Expert, Gem Stone Cutter, Gemologist, Girdler, Grader, Jewel Bearing Maker, Jewel Blocker and Sawyer, Jewel Sawyer, Jewel Setter, Jeweler, Jewelry Cutter, Jewelry Designer, Lapidarist, Lapidary, Lapidary Apprentice, Lathe Operator, Oliving Machine Operator, Pearl Cutter, Pearl Peller, Pearl Restorer, Phonograph Needle Tip Maker, Quality Control Specialist, Sapphire Stylus Grinder, Spotter, Stone Setter Apprentice.