Graduate Diamonds

The tremendous, treasured, and timeless diamond…


Named after the Greek word for ‘invincible’, diamonds are at the heart of glamour in the gems and jewellery industry. GIA's Graduate Diamonds Program helps you master the glittering world of diamonds.

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Course Highlights


  • Understand how diamonds are formed, mined, manufactured and marketed
  • Grade diamonds as per the GIA’s grading standards for Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight Learn estimation of weight of mounted diamonds with the aid of formulae
  • Learn to grade diamonds with the aid of 10x Loupe as per market practice
  • Identify diamond treatments for colour and clarity such as HPHT, coating, irradiation, fracture-filling & laser drilling
  • Identify the common diamond look-alikes (simulants) such as synthetic moissanite, cubic zirconia, zircon, synthetic rutile, ST, GGG & YAG
  • Train with over 140 actual diamonds
  • Identify synthetic diamonds (man-made diamonds / lab-grown diamonds) using 10x Loupe and Microscope
  • Gain additional knowledge of high-tech equipment used in renowned gem testing laboratories such as Diamond sure and Diamond View

Ideally Suited For


  • Diamond Manufacturer
  • Jewellery Manufacturer
  • Loose Diamond Buyer and Seller
  • Jewellery Retailer and Wholesaler
  • Lab and Research Professional
  • Any individual aspiring for a career in the gems and jewellery industry




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