Diamond Grading Course Level 1

Couse Overview:

The Diamond Grading Level 1 Course is designed to provide students with a practical understanding of diamond grading and the factors that influence a diamond’s value. This course covers the fundamentals of diamond anatomy, growth and properties, an introduction to rough diamond mining to markets as well as a comprehensive understanding to the 4C’s- Carat, Clarity, Colour and Cut in a polish diamond. As part of their training, students will practice using minimum 1000 diamonds available at the institute to gain hands-on practical experience. Students will learn to examine a diamond using a tweezer and 10x Eye Loupe and handheld techniques.

Duration : 2.5 months

Course Content:

  1. Diamond Anatomy: Explore the intricate structure and components of a diamond
  2. Diamond Growth and Properties: Understand the formation process and inherent characteristics of diamonds
  3. Rough Diamonds: Gain insights into the journey of rough diamonds from extraction to the market
  4. Examination Techniques: Learn to inspect diamonds using tweezers, a 10x Eye Loupe and handheld methods
  5. Understanding of the 4C’s: Delve into the significance of Carat, Clarity, Color and Cut in polished diamonds
  6. Carat: Master techniques for weighing, estimating weight, sizing, counting, sieving and gauging diamonds
  7. Clarity: Familiarize yourself with inclusions, blemishes, plotting techniques and clarity grades
  8. Color: Learn about international color grades and precise color grading using shade cards and tripods
  9. Cut: Understand the importance of proportions, symmetry and polish in diamond cut and visual estimation techniques
  10. Diamond Certification: Explore the process of creating certificates using microscopes and Eye Loupes.
  11. Basic Assortment: Introduction to sorting diamonds based on the 4C’s
  12. Real v/s Fake: Differentiate between natural diamonds, synthetic (Lab-grown CVD/HPHT), simulants (CZ, Moissanite) or treated natural diamonds
  13. Diamond Pricing and Market:In this module, students will have in depth knowledge about the pricing of diamonds in domestic as well as international market
  14. Internal Assessments and Final Examination: Assess theoretical and practical knowledge through internal assessments and a comprehensive final examination

Course Duration:

  • Duration: 2.5 Months
  • Total Sessions: 50
  • Session Duration: 2.5 Hours (Morning and Afternoon batches available)
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday

Course Outcome:

Upon completion of the course, students will have a practical knowledge of diamond grading and be able to examine a diamond using a tweezer and 10x Eye Loupe. They will also understand the importance of the 4Cs in determining a diamond’s value and have good knowledge about diamond pricing. Students will be able to create certificates using a microscope and eye loupe and differentiate between real and fake diamonds. Graduates will be equipped with skills to pursue various career paths, including roles as a diamond manufacturer, expert buyer or seller of loose diamonds, jeweller in wholesale or retail outlets, lab professional, jewellery consultant, auction house specialist, or entrepreneur.

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