Advanced Practical Diamond Grading

This intensive short course builds on the knowledge and experience you’ve gained in Practical Diamond Grading and extends the principles learnt in assessing round brilliant cut diamonds to the fancy shapes. It also extends your knowledge of diamonds by teaching you about what can be done with damaged diamonds and their salvage potential, how to approach and evaluate antique diamond cuts, grading colour of fancy coloured diamonds and how to recognise and identify the newest CVD and HPHT synthetic diamonds.

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COURSE OUTLINE

  • Application of proportion relationships in affecting cut grades
  • Recutting damaged or old cut diamonds and assessing potential yield
  • Evaluating brilliance, dispersion and scintillation
  • Factors affecting cut quality in fancy shape diamonds
  • Estimating colour and clarity of mounted diamonds
  • Colour grading of fancy coloured diamonds
  • Recognising the latest treatments and synthetic gem materials

ESSENTIAL STUDY FOR

  • Manufacturing jeweller
  • Jewellery buyer
  • Auction & antique sales
  • Personal interest
  • Sophisticated purchaser
  • Researcher
  • Jewellery valuer (to become a registered valuer, contact the National Council of Jewellery Valuers)

COURSE DATES, FEES & ENROLMENTS

Courses are provided by Gem-Ed Australia and individual State Divisions. Select a division below to view upcoming course dates, fees and to enrol.

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