Diamond Expert

Examine rough diamonds with magnifying glass to detect defects.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Diamond Experts do?

Examines rough diamonds with magnifying glass to detect defects in color, quality, and physical structure. Marks sections of stone with india ink to outline defects to be removed by diamond sawyers. May appraise diamonds for customers.

Should I be a Diamond Expert?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Diamond Expert

    Most Diamond Experts have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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