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GRADUATE DIAMONDS PROGRAM

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GIA invented the science of grading diamonds with the 4Cs and the International Diamond Grading System™ - standards used by jewellery professionals around the world. So there’s no better place to study the art and science of diamond grading than GIA.

The Graduate Diamonds Diploma Program examines the technical expertise needed to grade, buy, and sell diamonds with the insight of a seasoned professional.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Develop hands-on experience with the GIA International Diamond Grading System™ and the 4Cs (Colour, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight), and explore how they affect diamond value
  • Grade diamonds in the D-to-Z color range
  • Detect diamond synthetics, treatments, and simulants
  • Recognize when advanced testing is required
  • Speak the language of diamonds confidently to customers, suppliers, and vendors

POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS

  • Auction House Jewellery Specialist
  • Diamond Buyer
  • Diamond Sorter/Grader
  • Jewellery Business Owner
  • Retailer
  • Wholesaler

TOPICS COVERED

Here are some of the topics covered in the Graduate Diamonds Diploma Program.

DIAMONDS AND
DIAMOND GRADING

Judge and grade
diamonds by the 4Cs
and color.
EQUIPMENT &
INSTRUMENTATION

Learn diamond
identification and grading
skills GIA graders use.
TREATMENTS,
SYNTHETICS & IMITATIONS

Identify diamonds that
have been treated or are
imitations.
MARKETS &
SUPPLY CHAINS

Understand how market
factors and the supply
chain affect value.

ALUMNI SPEAK

ABOUT GIA

Established in 1931, GIA protects the public through gemmological research, education, impartial gem identification and grading services, and instrument development. The world’s foremost authority in gemmology and creator of the 4Cs, GIA sets the standard for determining the quality of diamonds and performs research-based identification of coloured gems and pearls. All of GIA's activities are governed by its mission to serve the public. Learn more.

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