An in-depth course, combining online learning and testing, followed by a 5-day laboratory experience. This course gives students the skills to grade polished diamonds to a professional standard.
To gain the required theoretical knowledge, students work through our interactive online learning modules. Hosted on a bespoke website, it provides a secure interactive learning experience. The course is mobile friendly to allow students to study wherever and whenever, they have internet connection.
The online study is supported by regular testing and discussions with a course 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. The 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.
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.
The courses below (listed by the date of the lab course element) 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.
- Maidenhead, UK 21-25 March 2022 (available for purchase until 17 December 2021, to allow sufficient time for the prior study)
- Maidenhead, UK 7-11 November 2022 (available for purchase until 5 Auguts 2022, to allow sufficient time for the prior study)
If you are interested in taking this course in Surat, India or Antwerp, Belgium, please contact us.
If you are interested in taking this course in Gaborone, Botswana please contact the local team to discuss. It is priced at P 15,000.