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Diploma in Diamond Technology

Understand diamond from genesis to the mine and mine to the market place, learning important identification and handling skills. Centred on the scientific study of diamonds, this is a multi-part course requiring the completion of Diamond Technology Theory, Practical Diamond Grading , and Advanced Practical Diamond Grading.

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COURSE OUTLINE

  • How diamonds form and understanding their properties
  • Mining, recovery and processing of diamond crystals from the Earth
  • Uses of diamonds in jewellery and industry
  • Handling and examination of diamonds using professional tools
  • Assessing diamonds for colour, cut, clarity and weight estimation
  • Identifying imitants, treated diamonds and synthetic diamond materials
  • Fancy shapes and fancy coloured diamonds

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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