Diamond Selector

Select diamonds for use in cutting tools and ring mountings.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$19,000 – $61,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Diamond Selectors do?

Selects diamonds according to type and size, for use in cutting tools and ring mountings: Studies grade, quality, color, and physical structure of rough or finished diamonds. Sorts stones according to quality and type, using magnifying glass or loupe. Determines size of stone, using measuring gauge or sizing plate, and sorts diamonds of same size into containers. May weigh stones, using diamond weighing scale, to verify weight.


Should I be a Diamond Selector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Diamond Setter

    How to become a Diamond Selector

    Diamond Selectors generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Diamond Selector-related education!
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