The jeweler and jeweller’s assistant, and the only one to be able to make the two most common stones in the diamond industry, have become an important part of Indian society.
Kalyan jewelers, who are also known as jewelliers, are a vital part of the economy, and their skill is an essential component of the country’s economy.
The jeweler, whose name means jeweler of the heart, has been the cornerstone of India’s economic growth for over 100 years, making the country the second-largest diamond producer after the United States.
In India, the jeweler is a job that requires a lot of work and knowledge, but with a good education and the right mindset, they can help the country reach its goals of becoming a global powerhouse.
“The key to success is hard work and determination,” says the jewelers assistant, Kalyan, who started working at age 17.
“The person has to work hard and have the attitude that everything is possible.”
Kalyans dedication to the profession is what drives him to make diamonds from scratch, which he has done in his shop in Kalyans home town of Pune.
He said the idea for making the gemstones came when he started selling his jewelry.
“I thought, if I can make it, someone else can make this, and I have done it,” Kalyani says.
He has worked in the business since he was 17, and says it was not long before he was able to turn a profit.
He told Axios that he earned $1.5 million a year, and his father started to make him take courses to make sure that he could keep making jewellery.
Kaysa Singh, a jewellery expert at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, agrees that there is a lot to be gained from making jewellings from scratch.
“There are more than 500 types of stones, so the demand for a jeweler to make a gemstone is very high,” she says.
“It is quite rare to find a gem in this price range.”
Singh says that while there is still a lot that the jewelery industry needs to be improved, the industry has been growing steadily since the 1970s, and is expected to double in the next 15 years.