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.
Today, there are 3 types of pearls: natural, cultured and imitations. How can we distinct them, what is a Tahitian cultured pearl, why are some of them black and others white or pink?
How can we identify treated pearls and how do we define the quality of a pearl, according to size, shape, nacre thickness, surface, lustre and colour? What's its value?
All these questions and many more are answered in our 4-day course about understanding pearls.
Min. age: 18 years.
This course is meant for:
Jewellery retailers, jewellery designers, auctioneers, jewellery store sales staff and anyone who wants to pursue a career in jewellery sales.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.