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GIA Diplomas

Graduate Diamonds

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

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Program Description

The Graduate Diamonds diploma programme examines the technical expertise needed to grade, buy, and sell diamonds with the insight of a seasoned professional. This diploma program explores the GIA diamond grading procedures to assess the 4Cs color, clarity, cut and carat weight and how they affect diamond value. Students use professional diamond grading equipment for the purposes of examining a diamonds quality characteristics to grade and identify diamonds. Coursework also includes creating plotting diagrams; determining fluorescence; and detecting treated diamonds, laboratory-grown diamonds and diamond simulants. Other topics covered include the effect of fluorescence on diamond body color, the role cut plays in the marketplace, and important sectors of the diamond industry, including dealers, cutters and manufacturers.

What Will You Learn

Develop hands-on experience with the GIA International Diamond Grading System™ and the 4Cs (color, clarity, cut, and carat weight), and explore how they affect diamond value.

Grade diamonds in the D-to-Z color range.

Jiya Chabra

Student, Jewellry Design

Detect laboratory-grown diamonds, treatments, and simulants.

Recognise when advanced testing is required.

Jiya Chabra

Student, Jewellry Design

Develop hands-on experience with the GIA International Diamond Grading System™ and the 4Cs (color, clarity, cut, and carat weight), and explore how they affect diamond value.

Grade diamonds in the D-to-Z color range.

Detect laboratory-grown diamonds, treatments, and simulants.

Recognise when advanced testing is required.

Ideally Suited For

Diamond Manufacturer

Jewellery Manufacturer

Loose Diamond / -Coloured Stone Buyer and Seller

Jewellery Retailer and Wholesaler

Lab and Research Professional

Topics Covered

Diamonds & Diamond Grading

Judge and grade diamonds by the 4Cs and color.

Equipment & Instrumentation

Learn diamond identification and grading skills GIA graders use.

Treatments, Laboratory-Grown & Imitations

Identify gemstones that have been laboratory-grown, treated or are imitations.

Markets & Supply Chains

Understand how market factors and the supply chain affect value.

* Disclaimer -The programme dates and venue are subject to change without prior notice.

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