The De Beers Group has a unique position in the diamond industry due to our involvement in every stage of the diamond pipeline; from exploration and mining through to the sale of diamond jewellery.
We have called upon the experts in each of these specialist areas to develop our courses and educational materials. All our courses are internationally accredited by the CPD.
Teaching methods range from course to course. Some are laboratory based, whilst others are administered via eLearning – or a blend of both approaches, designed to give the best learning experience to our students.The De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds is committed to making educational opportunities available to all students wherever possible. Therefore if you have any learning requirements please contact us before registering for a course so that we can discuss them with you.
This online course gives students an introduction to the entire world of diamonds. Starting from the very beginning we follow diamonds from their original growth through their remarkable transformation to a complete finished jewellery piece.
This course is designed for anyone working in the diamond or wider jewellery industry. It will help students gain enhanced expertise when discussing or selling these rare and precious gifts of nature.
The programme is delivered via a bespoke website, designed to provide a secure interactive learning experience. The course is mobile friendly to allow students to study wherever and whenever, they have internet connection.
The course is available in English, Simplified Chinese, French, Italian, Korean, Turkish and Thai.
Students have the flexibility to complete the programme at their own pace, over a 4-month period. There is approximately 28 hours worth of study materials.
A full day providing invaluable hands-on experience of grading, covering each of the 4Cs. By the end of the workshop students will be able to handle diamonds confidently and complete top line assessments of each of the 4Cs.
This course is a great next step for students who have successfully completed the Diamond Foundation Course online and now wish to gain practical experience of the 4Cs grading process. (Studying the DFC is not mandatory to attend the course).
The day is structured around key learning points and participation in exercises designed to act out each aspect of diamond grading.
The course is delivered in a laboratory style setting, where the number of students is limited to provide the best possible experience.
Browse for dates and locations to suit you and learn from an experienced Final Grader from within De Beers Group. Or contact us to arrange a bespoke internal event for your company where 15 or more students require training.
Learn how to grade diamonds using the 4Cs - a part theory part practical course.
This course is for students wishing to learn how to grade diamonds using the 4Cs to a professional standard.
The first part of this programme covers the scientific aspects of diamonds and grading, and is delivered via textbooks that cover this theory in great detail.
Each textbook is then followed by a test where you also have access to a remote tutor for additional support and guidance.
The second part is a 5-day intensive laboratory experience, where you will be exposed to a high volume of diamonds giving you a chance to perfect your grading skills. This ensures that your core knowledge is backed up by fundamental hands-on experience.
This one day programme supports De Beers' efforts to enhance customer confidence throughout the trade. It is delivered by tutors from the De Beers Group Research Facility.
It focuses on understanding the detailed differences between natural diamonds and their synthetic counterparts.
This course is for anyone working in the industry who wishes to further develop their knowledge in this specialist field. It is particularly valuable for those who manage pipeline integrity processes within their companies.
The day consists of a mixture of theoretical and practical work.
This course is held in a variety of locations, including many Diamond Trade Fairs worldwide. In-house events can also be planned for customers wishing to hold a bespoke course.
For further information about any of our courses or to speak to us about arranging bespoke in-house events for your company please contact us.