Diamond Grading Course

This course covers the skills needed to grade diamonds based on the 4C’s, Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight.

Course Outline

  • Correct use of a Loupe
  • Correct use of a Tweezer
  • Colour Grading
  • Clarity Grading
  • Fluorescence Identification
  • Cut, Proportions, Symmetry, Polish
  • Understanding Synthetics
  • Simulant Identification
  • Moissanite Identification
  • Treatments, Fracture filling, Laser drilling
  • Correct use of the Rapaport Diamond Price List
  • Carat Weight Estimation
  • Diamond Plotting
  • Identification of Inclusions & Blemishes
  • How to read and compare Laboratory Reports
  • The Kimberly Process Certification

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