Diamond Education – Rough Diamond Courses

  Rough Diamond Education Institute, Become a Diamond Dealer.

Bringing 31 Years of experience and knowledge from around the world to the table.

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For over two decades, we have been at the forefront of the diamond industry, shaping its landscape and setting the standard for excellence. Since our establishment in 1998, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to quality, integrity, and innovation, earning the trust and respect of clients and colleagues alike.

From our humble beginnings to our current standing as a respected leader in the field, our journey has been defined by a relentless pursuit of excellence. With a deep-rooted passion for diamonds and a dedication to skills transfer, we have consistently delivered exceptional services that exceed expectations. At the heart of our business lies a steadfast commitment to integrity and transparency. Guided by ethical principles and a deep respect for our industry, we have built enduring relationships based on trust, honesty, and mutual respect.


We offer courses that cover all aspects of grading, evaluating, sorting, pricing, buying, selling, trading, and investing in both rough and polished diamonds. So you can rest assured that you will learn the secrets of trading diamonds in an ever-evolving industry. One of our aims is to elevate the skills of diamond graders, rough diamond sorters, gemologists, jewelry designers, and retailers in the diamond and jewelry industry.

Learn how to correctly use a loupe to identify inclusions and flaws and how they affect the value. In addition, you will study the different qualities resulting from diamond crystal growth such as Sawables, Makables and Industrial. This course also covers the diamond origin, mining, ore recovery, extraction, kimberlite surveying and diamond deposits. The student will be able on completion for example; read and compare lab reports of reputable internationally recognized  diamond grading reports and certificates  of the EGL, DIA, HRD and GIA. The most valuable skill obtained from this course is the ability to appraise both unpolished and polished diamonds. For this purpose of appraisal we will analyze the Rapaport Diamond Price List to calculate value.

We have launched a series of online courses, including live one-on-one online training via zoom. All of our online Diamond CutIdentifying Lab-Grown Diamonds, Debeers Lightbox  articles are now available as pdf, printable files. 


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Upcoming Rough Diamond Evaluation Sessions

  • Ballito, Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal – Fully Booked
  • Margate, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal – 11th – 13th / 18th – 20th – ( 4 Spaces Available)
  • Cape Town, Western Cape – TBA
  • Bloemfontein, Free State – TBA
  • Johannesburg, Gauteng – 9th – 10th July – (4 Spaces Available)

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We offer step-by-step assistance in Applying for a Diamond Trading licence – Dealer’s, Diamond Beneficiation, Diamond Mining License, and a Jeweler’s Permit

Our Institute is recognized by the South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator (SADPMR) for excellence in diamond education


The diamond industry plays a significant role in the global economy and has cultural and historical significance in various societies. The world diamond market is represented by diamond mining, trade in rough diamonds, diamond manufacturing, synthetic diamonds and Jewellery sales. The bulk of the world diamond mining is concentrated in nine countries, with their share in the global production in physical terms as high as 99%. Some of the world’s largest producers of natural diamonds are South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Botswana.

The diamond trade involves a complex network of manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. Major trading centers include Antwerp, Tel Aviv, Mumbai, and Dubai. Lab-Grown Diamonds: In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for lab-grown diamonds. These diamonds are created in controlled environments and have the same physical and chemical properties as natural diamonds but are generally more affordable. Where to purchase rough diamonds from. Research articles.


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What are the different grades of rough diamonds?
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Rough diamonds will generally fall into one of four categories based on carat: “Smalls,” weighing . 65 carats or less; “Grainers,” weighing between . 66 and 1.79 carats; “Large Stones,” weighing 1.8-10.79 carats; and “Special Stones,” weighing anything more than 10.8 carats (Sorting and Valuing, 2013).
Our expanding offering of the online course now allows you to conveniently gain knowledge and skills in Rough Diamond Evaluation.
Next practical Rough Diamond Evaluation Session May 8, 2024 Register
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