Diamond Grading Certificate
Diamond Grading & Identification Course
The five-day Diamond Grading and Identification short course allows those with an interest in diamonds the opportunity to familiarize themselves with diamonds and diamond testing techniques that will enable you to accurately test, identify and grade diamonds.
This short course consists of practical tuition over several days, with a practical examination on the final day of the class. Students can attend the course in the UK or Japan, both of which will include the exam.
WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?Current Gem-A Diamond Diploma students are required to take this course as part of their assessment. Those working in the trade or who simply have an interest in grading diamonds are also eligible to take this course.
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS NEEDEDNo prior diamond experience is required.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
|>||To handle a range of rough, cut and polished diamonds, both loose and mounted/set in jewellery|
|>||How to colour and clarity grade to internationally-recognized standards|
|>||How to estimate the weight of a mounted diamond and understand the limitations of grading such diamonds|
|>||Observation of synthetic diamonds, to identify a diamond and differentiate it from its simulants, including synthetic moissanite, glass and CZ, etc.|
|>||To identify clarity enhancement treatments, such as laser drilling and fracture filling|
|>||How to grade diamonds for cut, polish, symmetry and proportions in relation to international tolerances|
|>||The correct lighting and observation techniques for consistent diamond grading|
Diamond Grading Manual & Workbook
Comprehensive diamond grading manual and workbook, useful for not only the duration of course, but for continued use throughout your studies
Portable diamond instrument kit, containing 10× lens, thermal tester, stone tweezers, stone cleaning cloth and a long-wave ultraviolet key-ring
**All students are required to bring a notebook and a pen on each day of the workshop.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
Diamond Grading & Identification Student
|Gemmology Foundation, leading to Cert GA status and eligibility to take Gemmology Diploma|
|Gemmology Diploma, leading eligibility for FGA status|
|Diamond Diploma, leading to eligibility for DGA status|
|BSc in Gemmology & Jewellery Studies (requires successful completion of Gemmology Foundation, Gemmology Diploma and Diamond Diploma)|
|Coloured Stones Grading Course|
HOW TO APPLY?
You can enquire about one of our courses by using the form below. Simply select the course you'd like to attend, fill in your details and click submit. A member of our Education Department will review your form before contacting you about your enquiry.