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Gem and Jewellery Skill Council Of India

Sector Profile

The size of the global Gems and Jewelry industry was estimated at US $ 146 billion at retail prices in 2005, and is estimated to have recorded US $ 170 billion in sales in 2008. The industry has grown at an average Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.2% since 2000. India is one of the eight key world markets, the others being the USA, UK, Middle East, Turkey, Japan, Italy and China. India is the also the largest consumer of gold in the world, and is estimated to hold nearly 16,000 tonnes of gold, accounting for nearly 12-15% of the world’s cumulative ‘aboveground’ gold stocks. India is also the largest diamond cutting and polishing center in the world. While a predominant portion of gold jewelry manufactured in India is for domestic consumption, a significant portion of rough, uncut diamonds processed in the form of either polished diamonds or finished diamond jewelry is exported. The manufacturing and processing of Gems and Jewelry is distributed across several countries in the world (i.e., the African continent dominates the mining space of diamonds whereas India is the dominant player in diamond processing). Apart from being a major market, India primarily forms a part of the polishing and jewelry manufacturing part of the industry’s value chain in addition to increasing traction in the organized retail of jewelry. The domestic demand for gold jewelry was estimated at Rs. 550 billion in 2007, accounting for an estimated 80% of the Indian jewelry market of Rs. 690 billion; the balance comprised of diamond jewelry (Rs. 115 billion), and other fabricated jewelry (Rs. 25 billion).

The industry is characterized by highly unorganized trade, labour intensive operations, working capital and raw material intensiveness, price volatility of gold and export orientation. Though India plays a dominant role in the Gems and Jewelry industry in terms of processing and consumption, its role in the mining of gold and diamond is minimal. India imports gold and rough diamonds along with other precious metals. The Gems and Jewelry industry also plays a key role in the Indian economy, and commands a high percentage of the exports from the country. In 2008, Gems and Jewelry exports accounted for about 12% of India’s total exports. The growth of exports between 2002-03 and 2007-08 was about 14% amounting to Rs. 837 billion in 2008.

About Gem and Jewellery Skill Council Of India

NSDC is a first-of-its-kind Public Private Partnership (PPP) in India set up to facilitate the development and upgrading of the skills of the growing Indian workforce through skill training programs. A large part of the organization’s efforts are directed and towards developing the skills in the unorganized sector in India. NSDC supports skill development efforts, in India by funding skill training and development program.

The roles and responsibilities of the GJSCI are:
  • Identification of skill development needs in the Gem and Jewellery sector in India
  • Preparing a catalogue of types of skills needed in the Jewellery industry.
  • Preparing a skill development plan for the Gem and Jewellery sector.
  • Determining skills/competency standards and qualifications.
  • Affiliation and accreditation process of the institutes imparting training in the Gem and Jewellery industry.
  • Participation in examination and certification of individuals undergoing training.
  • Planning and execution of Train the trainer programs.
  • Establishing Academies of Excellence in the sector.
  • Establishment of a well-structured sector specific Labour Market Information System (LMIS) to assist planning and delivery of training
Contact Information:
CEO/COO: Binit Bhatt
Email:coo@gjsci.org
SPOC: Anup Purwat, Puja Gandhi
Email: purwat_anup@rediffmail.com, puja@gjsci.org
Address: Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India
3rd Floor, Business Facilitation Centre,
SEEPZ Special Economic Zone Andheri
(E),Mumbai 400 096
Phone: +91 22 28293940
Grievance Cell Member:
Prof. V. K. Murti, Director GJSCI
Dr. Gibson Vedamani, Director GJSCI
Email:info@gjsci.org

Qualification Packs


Cast & Diamonds-set Jewellery Manufacturing CAD Designer Level 4

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q2303
  • Job Role:
  • Cast & Diamonds-set Jewellery Manufacturing CAD Designer Level 4
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Producing 3-dimensional (3D) CAD drawings of jewellery which are practical; and providing information such as detailing, size, shape, and weight for jewellery pieces to be manufactured

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Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - CAD Designer

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q2303
  • Job Role:
  • Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - CAD Designer
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Developing design concepts at different price points by assessing market trends for practical and fashionable designs.

Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Casting Machine Operator

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q2801
  • Job Role:
  • Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Casting Machine Operator
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • P reparing to invest a flask and operating casting machine to pour and regulate the flow of molten precious metal into cavities to produce jewellery pieces on mass scale

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Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Filer and Assembler

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q2901
  • Job Role:
  • Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Filer and Assembler
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Removing sprues and extra metal from cast jewellery pieces , smoothen ing rough edges and surfaces, and assembl ing the final jewellery components as per design

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Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Jewellery Polisher

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q3001
  • Job Role:
  • Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Jewellery Polisher
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Providing a clean, shining and finished jewellery at different stages of its making

Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Merchandiser Design

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q2302
  • Job Role:
  • Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Merchandiser Design
  • NVQF Level:
  • 6
  • Role Description:
  • Developing design concepts at different price points by assessing market trends for practical and fashionable designs

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Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Metal Setter (Basic)

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q3103
  • Job Role:
  • Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Metal Setter (Basic)
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Setting diamonds of different size and shapes in gold and other precious metal jewelle ry frame as per design; rectify ing defects in the casted metal; and minimis ing damage to gemstones or jewellery

Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Plater

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q3201
  • Job Role:
  • Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Plater
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Operating the plating plant or run ning ma nual process in order to apply R hodium layer on the targeted surface of the finished jewelley piece

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Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Rubber Mould Maker

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q2603
  • Job Role:
  • Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Rubber Mould Maker
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • P roduc ing rubber - mould from master model, to be used for further creating wax pieces for the mass production of the jewellery through casting process

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Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Wax Piece Maker

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q2602
  • Job Role:
  • Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Wax Piece Maker
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • P roducing wax replica of jewellery piece by injection moulding process, for further use in the mass production of jewellery piece through casting process

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Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Wax Setter (Basic)

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q2703
  • Job Role:
  • Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Wax Setter (Basic)
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Setting diamonds and gem stones of di fferent size and shapes in wax replica of jewellery as per design requirement and without defects , for the purpose of casting

Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Wax Tree Maker

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q2601
  • Job Role:
  • Cast and diamonds-set jewellery - Wax Tree Maker
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • A ssembling wax replica of jewellery components by soldering the wax pieces on central wax sprue, for mass production of jewellery piece through casting process

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Diamond Processing - Auto Bruter

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q4505
  • Job Role:
  • Diamond Processing - Auto Bruter
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Creating the round girdle of the diamond and giving a conical shape to the pavilion and crown area, maximizing yield while maintaining its dimensions as per plan

Diamond Processing - Bottom Polisher

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q4703
  • Job Role:
  • Diamond Processing - Bottom Polisher
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Creating and polishing the bottom facets (generally 24) of a diamond as per plan, while maintaining symmetry, maximizing yield and capturing its brilliance

Diamond Processing - Polished Grader and Assorter (Advanced)

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q4902
  • Job Role:
  • Diamond Processing - Polished Grader and Assorter (Advanced)
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Segregating polished diamonds into multiple groups based on the 4 Cs, by looking at the diamonds through a loupe/eye glass under adequate light

Diamond Processing - Polished Grader and Assorter (Basic)

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q4909
  • Job Role:
  • Diamond Processing - Polished Grader and Assorter (Basic)
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Segregating polished diamonds into groups having similar characteristics based on the 4 Cs, by looking at the diamonds through a tripod under adequate light.

Diamond Processing Bottom Polisher Level 3

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q4703
  • Job Role:
  • Diamond Processing Bottom Polisher Level 3
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Creating and polish ing the bottom facets (generally 24) of a diamond as per plan, while maintaining symmetry, maximizing yield and capturing its brilliance

Gemstone Processing - Facet Maker

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q6707
  • Job Role:
  • Gemstone Processing - Facet Maker
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:

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Gemstone Processing - Final Shaper and Calibrator

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q6603
  • Job Role:
  • Gemstone Processing - Final Shaper and Calibrator
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:
  • Grinding final shape of the pre - shaped gemstone as per plan, for further polishing or faceting

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Gemstone Processing - Polisher

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q6707
  • Job Role:
  • Gemstone Processing - Polisher
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Providing a clean, shining and finished jewellery at different stages of its making.

Gemstone Processing - Preshaper

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q6602
  • Job Role:
  • Gemstone Processing - Preshaper
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Grinding basic shape of the rough - cut gemstone as per plan, for further polishing or faceting

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Handmade Gold and Gems-set Jewellery - Goldsmith - Components

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q0606
  • Job Role:
  • Handmade Gold and Gems-set Jewellery - Goldsmith - Components
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Convert ing precious metal bar or pieces into a complete jewellery frame of required size, weight and quality by employing the appropriate echniques for the product, adding components, while minimising hazards and working independently

Handmade Gold and Gems-set Jewellery - Goldsmith - Frame

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q0606
  • Job Role:
  • Handmade Gold and Gems-set Jewellery - Goldsmith - Frame
  • NVQF Level:
  • 4
  • Role Description:

Handmade Gold and Gems-set Jewellery - Polisher and Cleaner

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q0701
  • Job Role:
  • Handmade Gold and Gems-set Jewellery - Polisher and Cleaner
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • Finishing the gold jewellery frame along with its components and cleaning it thoroughly in order to give the base frame the look that the design requires ; polishing at multiple stages of jewellery making with different types of materials or abrasives; cleaning is a

Handmade Gold and Gems-set Jewellery - Setter

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q0802
  • Job Role:
  • Handmade Gold and Gems-set Jewellery - Setter
  • NVQF Level:
  • 3
  • Role Description:
  • S et ting stones in the finished and embellished jewellery frame with minimum damage to stone , jewellery frame and self

Jewellery Retail - Appraiser and Valuer

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q8502
  • Job Role:
  • Jewellery Retail - Appraiser and Valuer
  • NVQF Level:
  • 5
  • Role Description:

Training Partners

Jewellery Retail - Floor Manager

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q8304
  • Job Role:
  • Jewellery Retail - Floor Manager
  • NVQF Level:
  • 5
  • Role Description:
  • Managing several sales counters of similar product categories and having the responsibility for: generating sales, managing performance of human resources working at the counters and managing the store alongside the Store Manage.

Training Partners

Jewellery Retail - Jewellery Retail Sales Associate (Advanced)

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q8303
  • Job Role:
  • Jewellery Retail - Jewellery Retail Sales Associate (Advanced)
  • NVQF Level:
  • 5
  • Role Description:
  • Engaging with the customers, understanding the needs of the customer, explainingthe offerings of the store and assistingthem in choosing jewellery according to their requirement.Also, managingmultiple sales counters of iverse product category and take customized jewellery orders

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Jewellery Retail - Store Manager

  • Pack Code:
  • G&J/Q8202
  • Job Role:
  • Jewellery Retail - Store Manager
  • NVQF Level:
  • 6
  • Role Description:
  • M anaging the sales and operation s of the jewellery retail store, be ing responsible for the performance of human resource in the store, and deciding on product management, sales and promotion strategy to be followed for the store

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