Professional Training by IDS

At the Heart of the Israeli Diamond Trade
The Institute for Diamond Studies, the gemology college is located in the heart of the Israel Diamond Exchange in Ramat Gan in the lobby of the Diamond Tower, one of the exchange's four buildings. Gemologist Amnon (Edmond) Amouyal has managed the institute for more than 25 years and has overseen the training of a generation of gemologists. Mr. Amouyal is a member of the Israel Diamond Exchange and has been an elected member of its governing bodies for close to 30 years. He serves as Chairman of the Auditing Committee of the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association and the Israeli Diamond Institute which enjoy the benefit of his great experience.

The institute is well-established and enjoys an excellent reputation in Israel, and around the world. Many certified gemologists, diamantaires, diamond manufacturers and diamond merchants trading all around the world have passed through its doors and used the information taught to enable them to establish or develop thriving diamond companies. These include university graduates, army veterans, retirees, and many others who understand that a through and professional course of training can guarantee them an exceptional future.

The institute is recognized by all the main diamond industry organizations in Israel, including the Ministry of Education (career retraining), the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, appraisers and adjustors' organizations and, of course, the Israel Diamond Exchange.

The institute provides all diamond grading and identification methods – from basic gemology courses in the grading and evaluation of polished diamonds, to advanced courses in the marking, designing and evaluation of rough diamonds. Our instructors speak Hebrew, English, Russian and Spanish.
There are special discounts for recently discharged soldiers, and we accept the IDF educational grant for released soldiers.

What is Gemology?
Gemology is the study of gems and gemstones, among which is the diamond. A gemologist grades diamonds for their gemological and commercial aspects. Gemology is considered one of the most prestigious professions in the diamond industry and the demand for professionals in this field is continuously growing.

The courses are led by two instructors in small groups of up to 10 students. This guarantees that to a great extent, each student benefits from individual training and attention.

The subjects taught include:

  • Methods of Identifying Real and Imitation Diamonds
  • Diamond Evaluation and Appraisal according to accepted industry criteria
  • Grading and Gemological Certification of Diamonds
  • Sources of Rough Diamonds
  • Marking, Designing and Evaluation of Rough Diamonds
  • Using Tools (loupes and microscopes)

Each session includes theoretical studies, demonstrations and practical exercises. All demonstrations and exercises are done on real diamonds and not imitations.Course graduates acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the prestigious world of the diamond industry.
In addition to the full courses given by the institute, special courses are given for:

  • Jewelers
  • Appraisers and adjusters
  • Diamond factory foremen
  • Executive Secretaries in Diamond offices
  • Production Clerks in Diamond Factories
  • Insurance and Bank Adjustors

At the end of the course, graduates will receive an official certificate recognized by:

  • The Fund for the Absorption of Released Soldiers (Ministry of Labor and Welfare)
  • The Department for Workforce Training and Development
  • The Organization of Adjustors and Assessors
  • The Ministry of Education and Culture (career retraining)
  • The Histadrut's national union of diamond workers
  • The Israel Diamond Exchange

The institute uses a wide range of equipment in order to provide students with the widest possible practical knowledge of the diamond business.

Our instructors speak Hebrew, English, Russian and Spanish.

There are special discounts for recently discharged soldiers, and we accept the IDF educational grant for released soldiers.

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