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Introduction to Diamonds

This one day course will explain why the 4 C’s are so important. What to look for first. What we need to identify synthetic and treated diamonds and what instruments we use to identify the differences.

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COURSE OUTLINE

  • Includes lecture in morning and hands-on in afternoon
  • Covers many diamond materials and the instruments used to identify them
  • Covers the difference between natural, synthetic, imitation and treated diamonds
  • Discusses why a diamond may come in many different colours
  • Includes why the same diamond may look different when examined in different lights
  • Discusses the importance of origin

ESSENTIAL STUDY FOR

  • Retail jewellers
  • Wholesale jewellers and gem dealers
  • Hobbyists with an interest to learn about diamonds
  • TAFE/university students studying jewellery making or geology
  • Potential jewellery valuers
  • Antique dealers
  • Auction house personnel

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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