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The Polished Diamond Grading Course

 

The Polished Diamond Grading Course is an expert level course for those who require the skills to grade diamonds at a professional level.

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Benefits

An in-depth course, combining remote learning, online testing and a 5-day laboratory experience. This course gives students the skills to grade polished diamonds to a professional standard.

Features

  • To gain all required theoretical knowledge, we use scientific textbooks as part of the initial distance learning portion.

  • The distance learning period is supported by regular testing and discussions with your tutor to ensure that all learning outcomes are being met.

  • The laboratory experience aims to put the theoretical knowledge learnt into context by giving the students the chance to work on a large number of carefully selected polished diamonds, provided by De Beers Group. Number of attendants for each session is kept low to ensure the best possible learning experience.

  • A final practical exam must be passed in order to complete the course and receive the independently accredited ‘Certificate of Achievement’. The course is internationally accredited by the CPD.

  • Take away a De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds gemmological kit which includes a loupe, tweezers and scoop, inside a branded vegan leather case.

Careers

This course will help you develop skills which will be particularly useful in the following scenarios: Jewellery Design (advanced level), Jewellery Manufacturing (advanced level), Diamond Grading Role (advanced level), Diamond Dealer Role, Diamond Procurement, Diamond Trading, Retail Senior Management, Training Managers.

Upcoming Courses

***We would usually run the lab week part of this course four times a year in Antwerp and London, however due to the ongoing travel restrictions the 2020 dates have been cancelled. If you are keen to take this course please contact us to discuss starting the distance learning in 2020 with a view to taking the lab course in early 2021.***

The courses below are available to book and purchase online. To do this please register with our website by clicking sign in or register in the top right hand corner of the screen. Once logged in you will be able to add a course date to your basket and check out. Should you have any issues please contact us.

If you are interested in taking this course in Gaborone please contact the local team to discuss. It is priced at P 15,000.

Course Details

Minimum 3 month distance learning study, followed by a 5-day practical laboratory experience in a De Beers Group location.

Entry Requirements

Students must have previously completed the Diamond Foundation Course (or a suitably equivalent course), before enrolment will be confirmed.

Modules Covered in the Polished Diamond Grading Course textbooks

  • 1. Diamonds are forever

    This first section will provide an introduction to the diamonds and an overview of the diamond pipeline.

  • 2. Theoretical Essentials

    This section explores the unique optical and physical properties of diamonds. What are they and how do they relate to diamond grading specifically?

  • 3. Practical Basics

    This module explores the equipment gemmologists and diamond professionals use to grade diamonds, highlighting how there is specific equipment for each of the value factors.

  • 4. The 4C's

    An introduction to the 4Cs, so that you are prepared as later textbooks go into a greater level of detail on each of them.

  • 5. Carat Weight

    Carat weight is possibly the easier to understand of the 4Cs. This textbook offers more insights to help you explain this characteristic to customers.

  • 6. Clarity Grading

    This section of the course will teach you about clarity features, and their impact on a diamond's clarity grade or help to distinguish between natural diamonds from synthetic diamonds and simulants.

  • 7. Colour Grading

    Learn how to assess the colour of diamonds - relate its complexities within a sales presentation or in conversation with other diamond professionals.

  • 8. Fluorescence Grading

    In this module, you will learn about the fluorescence occurrence and its grading process.

  • 9. Cut Grading

    A deep-dive into the core aspects of Cut, using the Institute of Diamonds Grading Standards.

     

  • 10. Fancy Shape Grading

    This module details the grading process for standard fancy shapes.

  • 11. Elements of rarity, beauty and value

    Rarity, beauty and value: three key elements to create a desire for diamonds in our customers. In this module we also look at how the industry strives to maintain customer confidence across the diamond pipeline.

Course Details

Minimum 3 month distance learning study, followed by a 5-day practical laboratory experience in a De Beers Group location.

Entry Requirements

Students must have previously completed the Diamond Foundation Course (or a suitably equivalent course), before enrolment will be confirmed.

Contact Us

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.