Jewellery Entrepreneur

The key to your succes!

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.

Jewellery Entrepreneur

4 months / 16 weeks
Depends on date and location.

This course will give you the grading/sorting skills you need to become a diamond sorter or a buyer with intensive practical training to meet the needs of the market. You will learn to identify the basic characteristics of rough diamonds. You will be trained in identifying gemstones using specialized tools and instruments and you will study different types of inclusions and how to distinguish synthetic from natural gemstones with the aid of a gemmological microscope. The jewellery designing module will guide you to explore your imagination, enhance your knowledge in the most inventive and creative manner as well as understand different market trends. The marketing and merchandising module will provide you with the tips and tools you need to sharpen your B2C & B2B skills to boost your business. All modules will have intensive project-based assignments.

This course is a perfect balance between theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Personal feedback from our expert staff will help you to become a skilled entrepreneur.

Jewellery Entrepreneur


4 months / 16 weeks


Min. age: 18 years.
No previous diamond experience is required.
Students must have at least a 12th grade pass, and read/write/speak (basic) English.

Number of attendants

Depends on date and location.

Target Group

This course is meant for:

Students, diamond traders, diamond experts, appraisers and graders, jewellers and designers, diamond and jewellery lovers, sales managers, buyers, fashion designers and job seekers.

Course Content

Module 1 – Diamonds (4 weeks)

  Basics of diamonds

  Basic rough diamond grading

  Polished diamond grading 

  Sorting of smaller sized diamonds

  Pricing of diamonds


Module 2 – Gemstones (6 weeks)

  Basics of gemmology including physical, chemical and optical properties of gemstones

  Difference between natural, treated, synthetic and imitation gemstones

  Difference between precious and semi-precious gemstones


Module 3 – Jewellery Designing (3 weeks)

  Basic and advanced manual jewellery designing 

  Trends and cultures – India and International 


Module 4 – Retail Sales & Merchandising (2 weeks)

  Basics of retail sales

  Understanding the different market requirements – India and International

  Requirements to open a retail store

  Role of merchandising


Module 5 – Market Visit & Field Visit (1 week)


Practical examination JE: Every module will have a practical examination specific to the topic.
Theoretical examination JE: Multiple choice exam with 40 questions per module.


Diploma: HRD Antwerp Jewellery Entrepreneur
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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


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