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Job Description:

  • 1) Cuts, shapes, and polishes precious and synthetic gems: Positions rough stone in holder and holds stone against edge of revolving saw or lapidary slitter impregnated with diamond dust to cut and slit stone.

  • 2) Removes cut stone and places it in lapidary stick.

  • 3) Selects shaping wheel and applies abrasive compound.

  • 4) Holds lapidary stick against revolving shaping wheel and lapidary disk to further shape stone and grind facets.

  • 5) Examines stone for accuracy of cut, using magnifying glass.

  • 6) Polishes stone, using felt or canvas-covered polishing wheel, and polishing compounds, such as tripoli or rouge.

  • 7) May use mechanical facet-cutting device.

  • 8) May cut and polish diamonds for industrial purposes and be designated Industrial-Diamond Polisher.




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DOT:   770.281-014

Job Number: 4478