Staff Gemologist

Quality Assurance Seattle, Washington


Blue Nile is a company of doers and everyone does their part to make the customer experience perfect. Far from a cog in a machine, the company’s structure can make you highly visible and offers the ability to learn, try new things, and see the impact of your work – regardless of level.

This role presents an outstanding opportunity to work hands-on with our product and learn about the quality control process of a successful and growing online retailer. Generous benefits and relocation assistance available. 

Staff Gemologist

Key Responsibilities:

  • Inspect incoming jewelry receipts, loose diamonds and customized build-your-own product against company quality assurance standards
  • Work close with the QA leadership and our Merchandise Team to review and process customer orders and receipts quickly and efficiently
  • Ensure all products meet Blue Nile’s industry leading quality standards
  • Perform light appraisal work
  • Reconcile and accept product into inventory system
  • Inspect and problem-solve customer returns and defective product
  • Communicate findings to quality manager, vendor, buying team and diamond and jewelry consultants as appropriate
  • Contribute to Blue Nile’s industry leading accuracy and on-time shipping performance

Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • GIA Graduate Diamond Diploma required
  • GIA Graduate Gemologist Diploma preferred
  • Quality control experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Results oriented with a strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Exceptional attention to detail with strong organizational skills
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work effectively independently and within a team
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to use magnifying devices such as microscopes, etc.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to work seasonal mandatory overtime including early start times, holidays, weekends, etc.
  • Must be US Citizen
  • This job is performed on-site in Seattle, WA

What we offer: Blue Nile contributes 100% of the employee premiums for Medical/Vision, Dental and a significant portion of premiums for your dependents. Relocation assistance provided.

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Business Allowance
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Referral Bonus