Rough Diamonds Graduate Program

$2,500.00 $1,200.00

Course Deposit.

There are no prerequisite educational requirements in order to enrol for the courses at the Corlia Roberts Diamond Education College.

A course fee deposit of US $500 is required on registration with the remaining balance to be paid on commencement of the course.

Once we receive your deposit and course enrollment form our admissions department will be in touch to confirm your starting date.

Should you require accommodation for the course please contact Diamond Diggers Lodge on +27882 9529609 or book online here  


Thank-you for your interest in our Rough Diamonds Graduate Program

DIAMONDS TRAINING COURSE NAME Rough Diamonds Graduate Program –  Sorting, types, grading rough, diamond value.

If you are interested in a career in jewelry, diamonds or diamond mining,  Join us for an interactive rough diamonds graduate Program, where we introduce cutting-edge training class in rough diamonds, drawing on a wealth of practical diamond sorting and crystal examples. Blending one-on-one learning, we will guide you through the steps to complete knowledge of the diamond industry.
DURATION 40 hours – 10 Day – 2 Week
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KEY OUTLINE Rough Diamonds Graduation Program curriculum outline:

  • Explanation on sawing techniques and how it relates to rough octahedral diamonds.
  • Bruting and how it affects the rough diamond with regards to weight.
  • Cutting and Polishing in relation to facet placement.
  • The use of the  gauges and measuring equipment.
  • Lingo and terms used among diamond cutters.
  • Examining rough octahedrons and other crystal shapes
  • Identifying trigons and other surface markings, differentiating between 2 point, 3 point and 4 point grain structures, expected weight retention on octahedrons and, dodecahedrons.
  • How to use a diamond scale correctly for weighing rough.
  • Lighting conditions and materials used for rough color identification.
  • Examining rough crystals for inclusions under the diamond microscope.
  • How and where to open windows on rough diamonds.
  • Identifying and judging the depth of cleavage feathers, fracture feathers, carbon and pinpoints.
  • How does stress and strain affect the value of rough diamonds.
  • Classifying parcels of rough diamonds.
  • Understanding pricing and how it is used for rough diamonds. (Rapaport)
  • How to classify and price mine run parcels.
  • How to use the diamond sieves.
  • Fluorescence
  • Kimberly Certification Process.
  • rough diamond purchases in the bush and what to expect.
  • Funds transfer, payments, transportation and exportation of rough diamonds.
  • Import and export laws in diamond producing countries.
  • Opportunities, Business plan and application for a Diamond Dealers Licence.
Including Taxes
USD $1200.00 per delegate ( discount available if you are a South African resident)

  • Registration Deposit to participate : U.S. $500.00 (inclusive of total tuition)

You may pay the enrollment fee online with PayPal. 

NEXT COURSE October 2, 2017 (Customized training on request)
TRAINER Joseph Bula (Tony)A rough diamond specialist drawing on diverse studies, skills and expertise .
VENUE SAJC 505A, Jewel City, 225 Main Street Johannesburg 2001 .Student Accommodation Available close to the Diamond Centre . Safe parking is available on the premises.
SUBMIT AN ENQUIRYRough Diamonds Graduation program To register or for more information, contact: Evan at or call 073990999 +27.739990999 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Study at the Diamond School accelerated, full time and part time learning.

 Online courses available via Skype. 

All attendees will receive a course certificate on completion of the course and exam.

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  • ​​​​gemology
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We also do training for corporate and mining companies in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Canada, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and United Kingdom

Some information regarding studying at the Corlia Roberts Diamond Education College.

rough diamonds graduate program

Self catering accommodation is available near the college. Should you wish to stay at this accommodation, please indicate this and we will send you the cost of the accommodation as-well as the brochure.

Should you be a foreign student looking at attending our courses in South Africa, visa and study visa requirements can be obtained by logging onto   or contacting you closest South African consulate or embassy.

Letters of admission are only issued by the registrar of the Corlia Roberts Diamond Education College once enrolment is complete and a deposit has been paid.

Please download our enrolment form which is to be completed and emailed back to us at  or faxed to  +27 86 510 2375 (within South Africa  086 510 2375)

Below is detailed information about our Rough Diamonds Grading and Evaluation as well as our Diamond Cutting and Polishing course curriculum, duration and cost.

The Corlia Roberts Diamond Education College has been in existence for over 15 years and is well equipped to ensure thorough and professional training and course presentation, which has given many people an excellent grounding in their respective fields and careers in the diamond industry.

Our personalized tuition with highly experienced lecturers ensures professional skills transfer.

Please do not hesitate to contact me personally should you require any additional information.

We hope to see you soon.

Kind regards,

Corlia Roberts