For nearly 50 years, Ballantyne Jewelers has continued to be a destination for loose diamonds, engagement rings, fine jewelry, custom jewelry and Swiss timepieces. A family owned and operated company, our roots date back to manufacturing custom jewelry and importing diamonds directly from sources around the world. We have cultivated a respected network of business relationships to ultimately offer you the best value you will find. Whether you are a local resident in Charlotte, North Carolina, or across the country, no job is too big or small. We will do what it takes to provide you with your ultimate jewelry desires at an experience you will not find anywhere else. Housed in an impressive free standing 7,000 square foot showroom, you will be in a proper environment to make an informed and confident shopping decision. We believe in transparent and ethical business practices and provide you with objective information, backed by some of the most trusted grading laboratories in the world, such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the American Gem Society (AGS).

The experienced diamond setter is responsible for setting diamonds and other gemstones into various types of jewelry, such as rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. They work with precision and attention to detail to ensure that the stones are securely and beautifully set.

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Key responsibilities of an experienced diamond setter include:

Stone setting: Setting diamonds and gemstones into jewelry using various techniques, such as prong setting, bezel setting, pave setting, and channel setting. Ensuring that the stones are aligned, level, and securely held in place.

Jewelry repair: Repairing and replacing stones in damaged or worn-out jewelry. Assessing the condition of the jewelry and determining the best approach for stone replacement or repair.

Quality control: Inspecting finished jewelry pieces to ensure that the stones are set correctly and securely. Checking for any defects or imperfections and making necessary adjustments or repairs.

Equipment maintenance: Maintaining and cleaning the tools and equipment used for stone setting. Ensuring that they are in good working condition and properly calibrated for accurate stone setting.

Material management: Managing the inventory of stones, findings, and other materials used for stone setting. Ordering new supplies as needed and keeping track of stock levels.

Safety and compliance: Following safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a safe working environment. Adhering to industry standards and best practices for stone setting.

Requirements for an experienced diamond setter may include:

  • Extensive experience in diamond and gemstone setting, preferably in a jewelry manufacturing or repair setting.
  • Proficiency in various stone setting techniques, including prong setting, bezel setting, pave setting, and channel setting.
  • Knowledge of different types of jewelry metals and their properties.
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Attention to detail and a keen eye for aesthetics.
  • Ability to work with precision and accuracy.
  • Knowledge of gemstone characteristics, including color, clarity, and cut.
  • Familiarity with jewelry tools and equipment, such as setting burs, gravers, and burnishers.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to continuously learn and stay updated on new stone setting techniques and trends in the industry.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 – $90,000.00 per year


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person



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