Polished Diamonds Grading Course

Course: Classification, Evaluation and Trading in Polished Diamonds

This course gives participants training in a valuable, prestigious profession, providing the required knowledge and skills to work in diamond exchanges in Israel and abroad, as well as in a range of related businesses, such as insurance companies, banks, and others.
The course begins with the basic concepts of the diamond industry and by the end of the course, the participant will gain the expertise needed for in-depth analysis and grading of polished diamonds.
The course includes comprehensive theoretical studies as well as hands-on practical assignments in diamond grading. Genuine diamonds are used throughout the course.

Course Syllabus:

  • Methods for identifying genuine, natural diamonds from synthetic or lab-made dsiamonds
  • The structure of diamonds
  • Diamond evaluation according to the Four C’s
  • The Optical characteristics of diamonds
  • Clarity grading - internal and external imperfections
  • Color and proportion grading, including quality of work (finish grade)
  • Gemological grading and certifying of diamonds (gemological certificates)
  • Treated diamonds – laser drilling, silicon filling,
  • Working with microscopes, loupes and other gemological tools – used in the diamond industry
  • Special shapes and cuts (fancy-shape diamonds)
  • Evaluating and pricing diamonds
  • Accepted business practices in the diamond industry

At the end of the course, after having taken and passed both theoretical and practical exams, the participant will receive a certificate indicating that he or she has successfully completed the Classification, Evaluation and Trade in Polished Diamonds course in accordance with the standards required by the Committee for Professional Specification and Classification and the Organizations of Appraisers and Adjustors (Gemologists for the purpose of Diamond Grading and Evaluation).

Target Audience:
Anyone interested in acquiring a prestigious profession that will enable him/her to succeed and advance in Israel or abroad.
Classes are held in the Israel Diamond Exchange in Ramat Gan
Morning, Evening and Friday classes are available, as well as private courses for individuals or groups.

Time and duration:
Morning Class: Twice a week 09:00 - 13:00 for 6 weeks
Evening Class: Twice a week 17:00 - 19:00 for 3 months
Friday Class: 09:00 - 13:00 for 3 months

Private course:
Private schedule of course days and hours. This course is especially suitable for foreign language speakers (non-Hebrew speakers) and for people with time limitations for different reasons. In this course structure, a student can graduate in less than 10 days, or to study a day or two per week at his own pace for less intensive studying.
This course  is carried out on a one-on-one basis with the instructor, and gives students maximum attention to understand the material taught.

Funding and scholarships:
The Institute for Diamond Studies is recognized for funding by all government offices.

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