HRD ANTWERP COURSES

POLISH YOUR KNOWLEDGE, BUILD YOUR SKILLS

With more than forty years of experience, HRD Antwerp is the reference for education. Professional diamond graders, sorters and gemmologists from all over the world attend our international course programme. We offer courses in diamond grading, gemmology of coloured stones, sorting of rough and polished diamonds, jewellery design and sales. In addition, we create tailor-made programmes for companies and organisations, run professional workshops worldwide and offer individual coaching.

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Polished Diamond Courses

Learn how to grade diamonds in one of the diamond capitals of the world. Our highly experienced lecturers will guide you through the fascinating world of diamonds. You will study the 4C’s: Carat, Colour, Clarity and Cut.

Rough Diamond Courses

These courses learn you how to sort a pile of rough diamonds into different categories according to various criteria such as size, colour, clarity and morphology. These courses focus on practice with a sound theoretical background. The new and extra module about Rough Diamond Management is the practical extension of the Introduction course.

Gemmology Courses

During these courses you’ll investigate the properties of gemstones, using specialized tools and you'll learn how to distinguish synthetic from natural gemstones (ruby, sapphire, emerald and more).

Pearl Course

During this course, our students learn how pearls are formed, which types of pearls we distinguish, how the quality of pearls is defined and how we set their value. In addition, you will also learn how to set pearls in jewellery.

Diamond Jewellery Sales Course

This course will provide you with the tips and tools you need to hone your B2C skills and boost your business.

Diamond Jewellery Design Courses

These courses will teach you how to translate creative ideas into contemporary jewellery designs using different illustration techniques. You’ll also learn about the use of diamonds in jewellery and the different methods of diamond setting.

Diamond Polishing Course

Antwerp has the best diamond polishers in the world, so what better place to learn how to master the craft than in Antwerp? During this extended course you will learn how to polish diamonds like a professional. picture © Donald Woodrow

Workshops

Would you like to know more about fancy coloured diamonds, diamond treatments or laboratory-grown diamonds and diamond spectroscopy? HRD Antwerp offers workshops designed to introduce you into the fascinating world of extraordinary diamonds and focus on ruby, sapphire and emerald.

Jewellery Entrepreneur

If you are looking to start your own jewellery business or increase your existing business, this course is the key to your success. Our highly skilled and experienced lecturers will guide you through the fascinating world of the gemstone and jewellery industry.

GRADUATES CLUB

Invest in your future

Since its founding, HRD Antwerp strives to keep its alumni close, informed, and involved through its HRD Antwerp Graduates Club. With more than 20,000 graduates worldwide, the graduates club sponsors a wide variety of programs to serve and support students. The graduates club provides networking and professional development through lectures, workshops, social and friendship activities.

Dr. Katrien De Corte Chief Education Officer MORE INFO

“The education I got from HRD Antwerp helped me work with industry pros and know what I'm talking about.”

Emre Özdemir Emre Özdemir
Yaman Jewellery
Turkey
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Graduates Club Memories
Graduates Club Memories
Graduates Club Memories

“The education I got from HRD Antwerp helped me work with industry pros and know what I'm talking about.”

Mehmet On Mehmet On
On Jewellery
Turkey
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Graduates Club Memories
Graduates Club Memories
Graduates Club Memories

“Great program. I love the fact I can hop on at any time for personal enrichment or use with my team at work!”

Kaan Kayrak Kaan Kayrak
Engineer Jewellery
Turkey
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Graduates Club Memories
Graduates Club Memories
Graduates Club Memories