Rough Diamonds Course

Course: Planning, Marking and Evaluation of Rough Diamonds

This course deals with the gemology of rough diamonds and includes vocational qualification in planning, marking and evaluating rough diamonds. The purpose of the course is to provide the participant with comprehensive knowledge of rough diamonds, knowledge that can open many doors in the diamond trade in general and in the rough diamond trade in particular. The student will acquire deep knowledge in planning and evaluating rough diamonds.
Throughout the course, the student will receive close and personal counseling and training throughout all phases of the examination and planning process. The course's final purpose is to give the student the ability to perform the most profitable planning possible, including clarity, color, market status and the final yield of the stone.

The diamond's planning and marking that was done by the student is loaded then to the "Sarin" computer
The "Sarin" computer then provides a simulation of the final product – the polished diamond, and includes all relevant data. Using this simulation, the student can see the quality of his or her grading and can correct any mistakes or aspects that were not taken into account and improve his or her planning. This learning method brings the student to a very high quality of work, and provides experience in dealing with difficult problems that may arise.
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 Design and Evaluation of Rough Diamonds course in accordance with the standards required by the Committee for Professional classification, and the Organizations of Appraisers and Adjustors (Gemologists for the purpose of Design Selection and Evaluation of Rough Diamonds).

Target Audience
The course is recommended mainly for students who have successfully completed the Polished Diamond Grading and Evaluation Course and for those with previous background and experience in the field.

Course Duration and Location:
Course duration: 100 hours
Classes are held in the Israel Diamond Exchange in Ramat Gan.
Specific times will be coordinated by the student and the instructor individually according to the available times listed below. The student may come to class once a week or more. The length of study depends on how often the student comes in during the week.

Sunday – Wednesday: 13:30 - 16:30
Thursdays: 09:00 - 16:30
Fridays: 09:00 - 13:00
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.