Diamond Technology Theory

This intensive six month theory course will enable you to trace the diamond’s journey from its geological beginnings to its final use in jewellery or industry. You will gain the knowledge to confidently answer tough questions and stay ‘one step ahead’ of the information and misinformation of perhaps the world’s most popular gemstone.

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COURSE OUTLINE

  • Geology, occurrence and distribution
  • Mining, recovery, extraction and sorting
  • Theory of colour, cut and clarity grading
  • History of diamond cutting and cuts
  • Types of inclusions
  • Diamond manufacture
  • Synthetic & imitation diamonds and treatments

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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