Certified Diamond Grader COURSE
Antwerp / Belgium

CDGE112305

€ 2.950,00 (Excl.)


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Dates:
06/11/2023 - 24/11/2023

Location:
Hoveniersstraat 22, 2018 Antwerp
Antwerp / Belgium
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Course Hours:
Monday to Friday from 8:45 am to 4:45 pm.
Coffee breaks and lunch break.

* One day less as our offices are closed during national and catholic festivities. Course starts on a Tuesday.
Duration: 2-4 weeks, depending on date and location.

Capacity: 16 Students

Deposit:
In order to guarantee your place in the course, we ask you to pay a deposit of 1180€ within 15 days after registration. The remaining amount must be paid before the course starts in order to keep your place in the course.
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For more information:

education@hrdantwerp.com



Important Final price may vary according to local tax laws
Requirements

Min. age: 18 years.
No previous diamond experience is required.


Target Group

This course is meant for:

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


Course Content
  • Introduction to the properties of diamonds.
  • Explanation of the 4C’s: Carat, Colour, Clarity and Cut.
  • Correct cleaning of diamonds.
  • Diamond optics. Use of HRD Antwerp stereozoom microscope (D- Scope).
  • Systematic examination of a diamond. Favourable and unfavourable angles of observation.
  • Principles of weighing, calculation of the carat weight.
  • Identification of external and internal characteristics. Plotting and exercises.
  • Colour determination of diamonds by comparison with master stones.
  • Grading of colour and fluorescence.
  • Clarity grading using the HRD Antwerp D-scope and loupe 10x with master stones for reference. 
  • Cut grading. Determination of proportions, symmetry and polish. Measuring dimensions using a caliper (micrometer).
  • Use of tables for proportions and symmetry.
  • Examination and grading of fancy cuts.
  • Characteristics and properties of diamonds versus imitations (simulants). Including simple tests to distinguish natural diamonds from imitations.
  • Identification of clarity treatments like crack filling.
  • Introduction to lab. grown diamonds and colour treatments.
  • Final examinations.

Examination
Practical examination CDG: Students have to examine and grade 8 diamonds correctly and identify a 9th stone as an imitation.
Theoretical examination CDG: Multiple choice exam with 40 questions.

Diploma
Diploma: HRD Antwerp Certified Diamond Grader

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Certified Diamond Grader


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.

Certified Diamond Grader

2-4 weeks, depending on date and location.
Depends on date and location.
English , French , Italian , Arabic , Spanish , Polish , Greek
Global

How do I know that a "stone" is a real diamond and not a fake? Why are diamonds considered so special and precious? What does VVS1, F or LC actually mean? Why is there such a price difference possible between two diamonds of the same size?


Our highly skilled and experienced lecturers will guide you through the fascinating world of diamonds. You will study the 4C’s: Carat, Colour, Clarity and Cut, determining the quality of a stone and as such the price. You will learn how to detect the most common simulants, and you will be able to work with the best microscope in the world and other gemmological equipment. At the same time, you will develop impeccable grading skills.


Our courses are a perfect balance between theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Certified Diamond Grader

Duration

2-4 weeks, depending on date and location.

Requirements

Min. age: 18 years.
No previous diamond experience is required.

Number of attendants

Depends on date and location.

Target Group

This course is meant for:

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

Course Content

  • Introduction to the properties of diamonds.
  • Explanation of the 4C’s: Carat, Colour, Clarity and Cut.
  • Correct cleaning of diamonds.
  • Diamond optics. Use of HRD Antwerp stereozoom microscope (D- Scope).
  • Systematic examination of a diamond. Favourable and unfavourable angles of observation.
  • Principles of weighing, calculation of the carat weight.
  • Identification of external and internal characteristics. Plotting and exercises.
  • Colour determination of diamonds by comparison with master stones.
  • Grading of colour and fluorescence.
  • Clarity grading using the HRD Antwerp D-scope and loupe 10x with master stones for reference. 
  • Cut grading. Determination of proportions, symmetry and polish. Measuring dimensions using a caliper (micrometer).
  • Use of tables for proportions and symmetry.
  • Examination and grading of fancy cuts.
  • Characteristics and properties of diamonds versus imitations (simulants). Including simple tests to distinguish natural diamonds from imitations.
  • Identification of clarity treatments like crack filling.
  • Introduction to lab. grown diamonds and colour treatments.
  • Final examinations.

Examination

Practical examination CDG: Students have to examine and grade 8 diamonds correctly and identify a 9th stone as an imitation.
Theoretical examination CDG: Multiple choice exam with 40 questions.

Diploma

Diploma: HRD Antwerp Certified Diamond Grader
Date(s) Location Language Price Excl. Price Incl. Course Code
09/01/2023 - 27/01/2023 Antwerp English € 2.950,00 € 3.569,50 CDGE112301 More Info Register
14/01/2023 - 26/12/2022 Doha English € 2.950,00 € 3.569,50 CDGE5542301 More Info Register
27/02/2023 - 17/03/2023 Cairo English € 2.950,00 € 3.569,50 CDGE6552301 More Info Register
13/03/2023 - 31/03/2023 Antwerp English € 2.950,00 € 3.569,50 CDGE112302 More Info Register
13/05/2023 - 25/05/2023 Doha English € 2.950,00 € 3.569,50 CDGE5542302 More Info Register
26/06/2023 - 14/07/2023 Antwerp English € 2.950,00 € 3.569,50 CDGE112303 More Info Register
15/07/2023 - 27/07/2023 Cairo English € 2.950,00 € 3.569,50 CDGE6552302 More Info Register
04/09/2023 - 22/09/2023 Antwerp English € 2.950,00 € 3.569,50 CDGE112304 More Info Register
11/09/2023 - 29/09/2023 Dubai English € 2.950,00 € 3.569,50 CDGE2412301 More Info Register
07/10/2023 - 19/10/2023 Cairo English € 2.950,00 € 3.569,50 CDGE6552303 More Info Register
06/11/2023 - 24/11/2023 Antwerp English € 2.950,00 € 3.569,50 CDGE112305 More Info Register
27/02/2023 - 17/03/2023 Antwerp French € 2.950,00 € 3.569,50 CDGF112301 More Info Register
05/06/2023 - 23/06/2023 Antwerp French € 2.950,00 € 3.569,50 CDGF112302 More Info Register
09/10/2023 - 27/10/2023 Antwerp French € 2.950,00 € 3.569,50 CDGF112303 More Info Register
17/04/2023 - 29/04/2023 Thessaloniki Greek € 2.950,00 € 3.569,50 CDGG1522301 More Info Register
23/01/2023 - 04/02/2023 Rome Italian € 2.950,00 € 3.599,00 CDGI1162301 More Info Register
17/04/2023 - 29/04/2023 Napoli / Marcianise Italian € 2.950,00 € 3.599,00 CDGI1402301 More Info Register
02/10/2023 - 14/10/2023 Milano Italian € 2.950,00 € 3.599,00 CDGS1182302 More Info Register
22/05/2023 - 03/06/2023 Poznań Polish € 2.950,00 € 3.569,50 CDGP1532301 More Info Register
04/09/2023 - 16/09/2023 Barcelona Spanish € 2.950,00 € 3.569,50 CDGS1172301 More Info Register
25/09/2023 - 07/10/2023 Madrid Spanish € 2.950,00 € 3.569,50 CDGS1182301 More Info Register

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