eLearning

Diamonds & Diamond Grading

GEM 230

LEARN THE TECHNIQUES USED BY DIAMOND GRADING EXPERTS

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The Diamond and Diamond Grading eLearning course brings to life the skills needed to grade the color, clarity and cut of diamonds through video, graphics, images and text. 


Key topics include: 

  • The influence of color, clarity, cut and carat on diamond value
  • Determining proportions and estimating weight
  • Diamond treatments, simulants, and laboratory-grown diamonds
  • Fluorescence and its effect on body color
  • The role cut plays in the marketplace, including fancy cuts
  • The technical knowledge needed to make effective buying and selling decisions


The course also covers:

  • GIA Diamond Grading Reports — how to read and explain them
  • Segments of the diamond industry beyond retail — dealing, cutting, manufacturing
  • Diamond formation and key properties
  • Special challenges of grading mounted diamonds and grading estimation techniques


The final exam is online, closed book and proctored; see the Education Catalog for details.

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WHAT YOU EARN

  • Diamonds & Diamond Grading Certificate

Prerequisites