Graduate Diamonds Program – GDR

diamond graduate program

Graduate Diamonds Program – GDR Rough Diamonds (2018)

The Graduate Diamond Program is a hands-on learning experience in :

  1. The Sorting : Before rough diamonds are sold by the mines they have to be given a price valuation. The first step in the valuation process is to sort them into different grades of usefulness or desirability.
  2.  The Sizes : Gem Rough is divided into two categories of size, One group known as Grading Sizes and the second known as Sieving Sizes or smalls.
  3. The Gem : A rough diamond that has the necessary shape, purity and color to enable it to be cut for jewelry purposes.
  4. The Shaping: Separating into groups of crystal forms.
  5. The Quality : Dividing the rough parcel into groups of different qualities, Type 1 , Type 2 Etc

 

  • How to apply the GIA International Diamond Grading System™ and the 4Cs (color, clarity, cut, and carat weight) to rough diamonds
  • Grade rough diamonds in the rough color range
  • Detect diamond synthetics, treatments, and simulants
  • Advanced diamond testing
  • The rough diamond graduate program  is the most comprehensive of its kind.

 

The Rough diamond graduate student will be able to observe first hand diamond manufacturing techniques performed at the academy demonstrating visually to the student the manipulation and faceting of rough diamonds