GD Graduate Diamonds Program

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

What You'll Learn

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

Possible Career Paths

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

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

  • DIAMONDS & DIAMOND GRADING

    Judge and grade diamonds by the 4Cs and color.

  • EQUIPMENT & INSTRUMENTATION

    Learn diamond identification and 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 ACCELERATED, FULL-TIME LEARNING

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

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