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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.

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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

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 On Campus, 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.

Offered at the Following Campuses