Gain the skills to grade the color, clarity, and cut of diamonds. Using authoritative texts and magnified photos, learn to determine proportions and estimate weight. Study diamond treatments, synthetics, and simulants, and understand the effect of fluorescence on diamond body color. Analyze the role cut plays in the marketplace, and acquire the technical knowledge needed to make profitable buying and selling decisions. Final exam is online, closed book, and proctored; see the Education Catalog for details.