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DIAMOND JOB DESCRIPTIONS




  • DIAMOND SIZER AND SORTER
    Sorts diamonds according to size for use in watches and jewelry, using sieve, loupe, and precision measuring instruments.. more>

  • BRILLIANDEER-LOPPER
    Cuts and polishes facets, table, and culet on diamonds, using table-mounted polishing plate.. more>

  • DIAMOND SELECTOR
    Selects diamonds according to type and size, for use in cutting tools and ring mountings.. more>

  • DIAMOND EXPERT
    Examines rough diamonds with magnifying glass to detect defects in color, quality, and physical structure.. more>

  • GIRDLER
    Laps girdle on rough diamonds, using diamond girdling lathe, and utilizing knowledge of diamond finishing techniques.. more>

  • GEM CUTTER
    Cuts, shapes, and polishes precious and synthetic gems.. more>

  • SUPERVISOR, DIAMOND FINISHING
    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in girdling, brilliandeering, and lopping diamonds, and marks defects on diamonds to be removed by cutter.. more>

  • DIAMOND CLEAVER
    Splits rough diamonds along premarked lines to remove imperfections, such as internal spots and flaws, and to obtain optimum value from stones.. more>

  • LATHE OPERATOR
    Operates lathe type saw to saw rough diamonds along premarked lines preparatory to shaping operation, using bench lathes.. more>

  • MINER I (mine & quarry)
    Mines ore, coal, or rock in underground mine, performing any combination of following tasks in areas where high production equipment is limited by economic factors or natural formations: Cuts channel under working face to facilitate blasting, using pick, or by operating cutting machine.. more>

  • STONE SETTER
    Sets precious, semiprecious, or ornamental stones in rings, earrings, bracelets, brooches, metal optical frames, and other jeweled items, using handtools.. more>

  • OCCUPATIONS IN FABRICATION AND REPAIR OF JEWELRY, ORNAMENTS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS (DOT)
    - Jewel Supervisor
    - Supervisor, Diamond Finishing
    - Brilliandeer-Lopper
    - Girdler
    - Diamond Expert
    - Diamond Selector
    - more>

  • Gem and Diamond Workers (O*NET)
    Holds stone, gem, die, or stylus, attached to holder or lapidary stick, against rotating plates or wheels to shape, grind, and polish.. more>

  • JEWELRY, SILVERWARE, AND PLATED WARE INDUSTRY Jobs (Dot)
    - Annealer
    - Arborer
    - Artificial-pearl Maker
    - Assembler
    - more>

  • DIAMOND BLENDER (cutlery-hrdwr.)
    Tends mixing machine that blends metal powders with diamonds and powered press that presses metal powder and mixed diamond powder onto bottom surface of mold cavity.. more>

  • DIAMOND-DIE POLISHER (machine tools)
    Laps and polishes bores of diamond wire drawing dies to specified dimensions.. more>

  • DIAMOND DRILLER (machine tools)
    Drills minute channels in industrial diamonds for use in wire-drawing dies, using drill, lathe, and handtools.. more>

  • DIAMOND MOUNTER (machine tools)
    Positions and mounts industrial diamonds in tools used for dressing and truing I grinding wheels and for machining metal, according to type and size of tool.. more>

  • MIXER, DIAMOND POWDER
    Combines resin, diamond, and silicone carbide powders to form mixture for use in molding diamond-abrasive grinding wheels.. more>

  • CLOCKS, WATCHES, AND ALLIED PRODUCTS INDUSTRY (DOT)
    This designation includes occupations concerned with manufacturing and repairing clocks, watches, chronometers, and other horological instruments, regardless of type of driving power.. more>

  • ABRASIVE, ASBESTOS, AND MISCELLANEOUS NONMETALLIC MINERAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRY
    - Diamond-powder Technician
    - Diamond-Wheel Molder
    - more>






  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    What is a diamond

    Material properties

    Natural history - How diamond is formed

    History of diamonds

    The diamond industry

    Blood diamonds

    Glossary






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