Advanced Synthetic Diamond Seminar


We know that laboratory-grown diamond identification is important to the gem and jewellery trade. GIA’s new Advanced Synthetic Diamond Seminar will give participants in-depth knowledge of advanced diamond identification techniques, including hands-on experience with current production of laboratory-grown diamonds and the latest detection technology.


This one-day seminar is a combination of lecture and lab that leverages the expertise of a GIA research scientist and the education skills and experience of GIA instructors.


Improve your identification skills by examining a variety of natural and laboratory-grown diamonds.

GIA Diamond CheckTM

The seminar will cover the most important topics related to diamond identification:

  • Natural and laboratory-grown diamond formation, diamond defects and their analysis, (including the basic principles of spectroscopy)
  • Gemmological properties of chemical vapour deposition (CVD) and high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) grown laboratory-grown diamonds
  • Post-growth treatment of laboratory-grown diamond
  • Analytical instrumentation used by laboratories to identify laboratory-grown diamonds
  • Hands-on sample examination of natural and laboratory-grown diamonds
  • Hands-on operation of GIA instruments including the GIA iD100TM, GIA Diamond CheckTM and the GIA UV Lamp with Viewing Cabinet

One-day seminar – Two sessions


Monday, August 19th, 2019

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fees: INR 7,080 per person (INR 6,000 course fee + 18% GST)

Location: GIA Mumbai Campus, 10th Floor, Trade Centre, Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra (East), Mumbai 400 098

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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.