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Job Opportunity Details

  • Job Description
  • Shift Timings: Day shift (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and evening shift (5:15 p.m. to 2:15 a.m.) are available
  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • Work Experience: Minimum 5 years’ experience working as a team leader in any customer-centric, progressive work environment

Reasons to Build a Career in GIA

  • Progressive work environment
  • Opportunity to work in a globally-reputed organisation
  • Best-in-industry salary with benefits such as PF, ESIC, LTA and medical insurance
  • Tremendous learning and growth opportunities
  • Transport facility

Job Description

Job Title: Diamond Grader Associate

Department: Grading | Level: L3 | Reports to: Supervisor

Job Role: Perform the summative evaluation of diamonds in accordance with the International Diamond Grading System and document identifying features required for the initial draft of GIA Diamond Grading Reports.

Essential Duties:

  • Perform the following and other duties assigned to meet production goals (quality and quantity)
  • Evaluate a diamond and determine the initial clarity, polish and symmetry grades in accordance with GIA standards
  • Follow standard grading methodology and examination techniques to evaluate a diamond using proper tools and devices (i.e. microscope, loupe, tweezers, etc.)
  • Apply basic knowledge of GIA policies and procedures to identify characteristics present in the diamond, and electronically map observations onto a diagram by using GIA’s proprietary systems
  • Learn to interpret and follow documentation policies and procedures to efficiently represent characteristics and treatments present in the diamond by using GIA’s proprietary systems
  • Participate in ongoing professional training and testing for continuous grading development
  • Meet required Diamond Grader (L4) qualification criteria (quality and quantity) within specified timeline
  • Perform other duties as assigned or per business needs


  • Graduate (Science background preferred)
  • Must complete GIA Graduate Diamonds Program within 9 months of training start date

Description of Success Factors:

  • Personal accountability: learn and improve performance; take personal responsibility for decisions, actions & outcomes
  • Technical knowledge: ability to learn, retain and apply grading knowledge (includes receiving and applying feedback from mentors/more experienced staff)
  • Service mindset: drive and motivation to meet production and quality requirements
  • Decision quality/Problem solving: ability to identify issues; know how to escalate an issue or to ask for guidance
  • Analytical skills: learn to apply analytical thinking and deductive reasoning to daily work; ability to learn to articulate the issues/reasoning to reach the initial evaluation of diamonds
  • Visual perception (being able to make sense of what you see), depth perception, understanding of spatial relationship – ability to map a 3-Dimensional object into 2-D diagram with accuracy
  • Ability to use gemmological equipment (microscope and loupe) to evaluate the diamond, and hand-held tools (tweezers, stone holder) to manipulate diamonds
  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow standard procedures or instruction (proficiency in reading, writing and speaking in English required)
  • Communication Skills: ability to communicate professionally and collaborate with a diverse group of individuals – actively listen and communicate with others in a timely & professional manner; ask questions, receive and apply feedback; proactively participate in training discussions
  • Sound skills in computer software (MS Office)
  • Ability to work in close physical proximity with other staff, while utilizing shared equipment
  • Detail oriented: Ability to produce accurate detailed work and documentation
  • Ability to work independently in a production-oriented laboratory environment
  • Interpersonal skills: Ability to create positive interactions with colleagues and a team; actively communicate with others in a timely and professional manner; maintain good working relationship with others and peers
  • Time management skills: approach work in an organized and systematic manner

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About GIA

Established in 1931, GIA protects the public through gemmological research, education, impartial gem identification and grading services, and instrument development. The world’s foremost authority in gemmology and creator of the 4Cs, GIA sets the standard for determining the quality of diamonds and performs research-based identification of coloured gems and pearls. All of GIA's activities are governed by its mission to serve the public. Learn More

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