Rough Diamond Courses

POLISH YOUR KNOWLEDGE, BUILD YOUR SKILLS

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.

Introduction to Rough Diamond Sorting and Planning

2 weeks
Depends on date and location.
English , French , Portuguese
Global

Learn to identify the characteristics of rough diamonds and learn how to sort a pile of rough diamonds into different categories, according to various criteria such

as size, colour, clarity and shape. Sawables and makeables will have no secrets anymore.

Additionally, you will be taught how to maximize the yield of a polished diamond starting from the rough and how computerized scanning devices can help you make

the best decision. A third important topic is the price calculation of single stones and of parcels.

At the end of the course there is a practical test to pass as a last door to open to a career in the rough diamond industry.

Introduction to Rough Diamond Sorting and Planning

Duration

2 weeks

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:

Rough diamond sorters, diamond manufacturers, traders and appraisers and jewellers.

Course Content

  • How to handle rough diamonds (weighing, counting, sieving, listing, store….).
  • Exercise on quality – size – shape/models – colour –cleaving, sawing and polishing possibilities.
  • Diamond morphology.
  • Diamond geology and mining.
  • How to maximize the value of rough diamonds.
  • Rough-to-polished conversion processes, using different techniques with pro’s and con’s based on quality and size of rough diamonds.
  • Rough diamond planning : theory and practice.
  • Understand variables when using price lists.
  • Visit of a diamond polishing factory.
  • Final examinations.

Examination

Practical test: Practical test at the end of the course.

Diploma

Certificate: HRD Antwerp Introduction to Sorting and Planning of Rough Diamonds
Date(s) Location Language Price Excl. Price Incl. Course Code
21/01/2019 - 01/02/2019 Antwerp English € 1.950,00 € 2.359,50 RSPE111901 More Info Register
11/03/2019 - 22/03/2019 Antwerp English € 1.950,00 € 2.359,50 RSPE111902 More Info Register
13/05/2019 - 24/05/2019 Antwerp English € 1.950,00 € 2.359,50 RSPE111903 More Info Register
30/09/2019 - 11/10/2019 Antwerp English € 1.950,00 € 2.359,50 RSPE111904 More Info Register
02/12/2019 - 13/12/2019 Antwerp English € 1.950,00 € 2.359,50 RSPE111905 More Info Register
29/04/2019 - 10/05/2019 Antwerp French € 1.755,00 € 2.123,55 RSPF111902* More Info Register
02/09/2019 - 13/09/2019 Antwerp French € 1.950,00 € 2.359,50 RSPF111903 More Info Register
04/11/2019 - 15/11/2019 Antwerp French € 1.755,00 € 2.123,55 RSPF111904* More Info Register

Rough Diamond Management

5 days
Depends on date and location.
English , French
Global

The Rough Diamond Management course will introduce the business concepts required to acquire and trade rough diamonds. The various techniques of how to determine the value of rough will be explained further in depth. The characteristics of various types of rough will be discussed and how these specific elements effect the rough trading and manufacturing businesses. The various sources of rough will be considered and the specific properties will be highlighted. Certain types of rough bring with them advantages and some have issues that require a degree of caution when manufacturing.

These aspects will be discussed. There are many techniques that when applied correctly can significantly increase the value of the polished that can be produced from the various types of rough diamonds.

An additional 2 day module is available that goes into more detail on manufacturing (1.5 days) and how to start a new business in Belgium (0.5 day).

Rough Diamond Management

Duration

5 days

Requirements

Min. age: 18 years.

Certificate: HRD Antwerp Introduction to Sorting and Planning of Rough Diamonds.

Number of attendants

Depends on date and location.

Target Group

This course is meant for:

Rough diamond sorters, diamond manufacturers, traders and appraisers, managers and jewellers.

Course Content

• Valuations of parcels and single stones.

• Understanding the common assortments/boxes.

• Primary market, secondary market and third tier.

• Tender offerings.

• Business regulation and ethics.

• Understanding market sentiment.

• Rough sales cash and credit.

• How to develop a business plan and pipeline model.

Examination

Practical test: Practical test at the end of the course.

Diploma

Certificate: HRD Antwerp Rough Diamond Management
Date(s) Location Language Price Excl. Price Incl. Course Code
03/06/2019 - 07/06/2019 Antwerp English € 1.000,00 € 1.210,00 RDME111902 More Info Register
14/10/2019 - 18/10/2019 Antwerp English € 1.000,00 € 1.210,00 RDME111903 More Info Register
13/05/2019 - 17/05/2019 Antwerp French € 1.000,00 € 1.210,00 RDMF111901 More Info Register
16/09/2019 - 20/09/2019 Antwerp French € 1.000,00 € 1.210,00 RDMF111902 More Info Register

From Rough Diamond Management into Diamond Manufacturing

2 days
Depends on date and location.
English , French
Global

2-day additional module - after Rough Diamond Management -  that goes into more detail on manufacturing (1.5 days) and how to start a new business in Belgium (0.5 day).

From Rough Diamond Management into Diamond Manufacturing

Duration

2 days

Requirements

Min. age: 18 years.

Certificate: HRD Antwerp Introduction to Sorting and Planning of Rough Diamonds.

Certificiate: HRD Antwerp Rough Diamond Management.

Number of attendants

Depends on date and location.

Target Group

This course is meant for:

Rough diamond sorters, diamond manufacturers, traders and appraisers and jewellers.

Diploma

Participation attest: From Rough Diamond Management into Diamond Manufacturing
Date(s) Location Language Price Excl. Price Incl. Course Code
21/10/2019 - 22/10/2019 Antwerp English € 400,00 € 484,00 ARDME111902 More Info Register
20/05/2019 - 21/05/2019 Antwerp French € 400,00 € 484,00 ARDMF111901 More Info Register
23/09/2019 - 24/09/2019 Antwerp French € 400,00 € 484,00 ARDMF111902 More Info Register

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