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Graduate Diamonds Programme

GIA invented the science of grading diamonds with the 4Cs and the International Diamond Grading System™ – standards used by jewellery professional around the world. So there’s no better place to study the art and science of diamond grading.

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What You'll Learn

  • Develop hands-on experience with the GIA International Diamond Grading System™ and the 4Cs (colour, clarity, cut and carat weight), and explore how they affect diamond value
  • Grade diamonds in the D-to-Z colour range
  • Detect diamond synthetics, treatments and simulants
  • Recognise when advanced testing is required

Possible Career Paths

  • Auction House Jewellery Specialist
  • Diamond Buyer
  • Diamond Sorter/Grader
  • Jewellery Business Owner
  • Retailer
  • Wholesaler
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Topics Covered

Here are some of the topics covered in the Graduate Diamonds diploma programme.

DIAMONDS & DIAMOND GRADING

Judge and grade diamonds by the 4Cs and colour.

EQUIPMENT & INSTRUMENTATION

Learn about diamond identification and the grading skills GIA graders use.

TREATMENTS, SYNTHETICS & IMITATIONS

Identify diamonds that have been treated or are imitations.

MARKETS & SUPPLY CHAINS

Understand how market factors and the supply chain affect value.

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STUDY AT THE GIA SCHOOL On campus, full-time learning

Immerse yourself in the world of gems and jewellery and earn your Graduate Diamonds diploma by studying at a GIA campus. This transformative programme opens up a world of opportunity.

Offered at the Following Campuses