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Introduction to Diamonds Course

This concise, interactive course offers participants an overview of the entire diamond pipeline, either to refresh and complement existing knowledge or as an introduction to the subject.

Foundation

 
 
 

Online Only

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Benefits

On completion of this course participants will possess the key information required to demonstrate an understanding of the full diamond pipeline, helping in the following jewellery industry relevant scenarios: Consumer Facing Retail (online or store based), Staff Onboarding & Training, Marketing & PR.​ The course is also intended as an introductory course for those students who are considering the Institute of Diamonds’ comprehensive Diamond Foundation Course or as a refresher for those students who have already completed it. It is also suitable for participants who simply want to learn a little more about the diamond industry on a non-professional level.​

Features

  • This course is designed for anyone with an interest in developing or refreshing their understanding of the diamond pipeline.

  • 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.

  • Students have the flexibility to complete the programme at their own pace, over a 4-month period.

  • This course in internationally accredited by the CPD.

Course Details

Introductory course with a De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds ‘Certificate of Completion’ awarded.

Entry Requirements

None. Students can opt to complement the course with our practical 1 day 'Introduction to the 4Cs' laboratory workshop, to gain hands on experience working with diamonds, or with our Code Of Origin Course. Contact us to find out more about these package deals.

Price

$50.00

Item price subject to tax
Price can vary dependent on location

Study Modules

  • Understand what a diamond is and what makes it so remarkable, from its inherent properties to its incredible journey to the surface of the earth. ​​

    Learn how diamonds are mined and how they are categorised ready for sale. ​​

    Meet some of the De Beers diamond experts. 

  • Consider the skill required to create a piece of jewellery. ​​

    Unlock the secrets behind building a brand and selling a diamond. ​​

    Understand the role of the diamond industry today and the importance of De Beers' Building Forever Goals, as we look to the future.   

  • Discover how the rough diamond is transformed into a polished gemstone by the skill of the diamond cutter. ​​

    Investigate the importance of the 4C’s, both as a means of telling the diamond’s story and deciding its value.  ​​

    Explore the difference between diamonds, simulants, treated material and synthetic diamonds, and understand the importance of consumer confidence. 

Course Details

Introductory course with a De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds ‘Certificate of Completion’ awarded.

Entry Requirements

None. Students can opt to complement the course with our practical 1 day 'Introduction to the 4Cs' laboratory workshop, to gain hands on experience working with diamonds, or with our Code Of Origin Course. Contact us to find out more about these package deals.

Price

$50.00

Item price subject to tax
Price can vary dependent on location

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I work within the diamond industry already. Should I take this course?

    This course is designed to give you an overview on each aspect of the diamond pipeline. Therefore, whilst you may have an expertise in one area, by studying this course, you will gain a much wider overview of the entire diamond pipeline, which we hope will help you develop within your speciality area.​​​

  • Is there any hands-on experience contained within this course?

    The Introduction to Diamond Course is completed online, but students have the option to continue their studies with the Introduction to the Polished 4Cs Course. This is a one-day lab based course which gives hands on experience with diamonds under the tuition of a Final Grader from within the De Beers Group. See our product page for more details.

  • What makes this course different to the other educational courses on offer at present?

    There are plenty of educational services on offer for those looking to learn more about the diamond industry, yet none have the scope or insight that our Introduction to Diamond Course offers. This is because the De Beers Group has an active involvement across all stages of the diamond pipeline and are, therefore, uniquely positioned to speak with first-hand experience and unparalleled knowledge.

  • Do I need any textbooks?

    No. Everything you need is contained within the interactive website.  

  • What are the technical requirements for accessing the course?

    The education site runs in most modern web browsers, therefore you will require a computer/device capable of running one of the following: ​

    • Chrome v54 upwards ​
    • Firefox v49 upwards ​
    • Internet Explorer 11 ​
    • Microsoft Edge (Windows) v13 upwards ​
    • Safari on Mac v9.1 upwards ​
    • iOS Safari (mobile and tablet) ​
    • Chrome for Android (mobile and tablet) ​
    • Samsung Internet ​
    • Cookies and JavaScript must also be enabled for the education site to run correctly

  • What does CPD accreditation mean?

    Accredited CPD training means the learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent DPC accreditation compatible with global CPD requirements. See the CPD Certification Services' website for further details. 

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