Curriculum

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  Welcome
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  Section 1: Introduction
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  Section 2: History
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  Section 3: Production of HPHT lab-grown diamonds
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  Section 4: HPHT diamond crystals and diamond types
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  Section 5: Features of HPHT synthetic diamonds
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  Section 6: Production of CVD lab-grown diamonds
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  Section 7: CVD diamond crystals and diamond types
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  Section 8: Features of CVD synthetic diamonds
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  Section 9: Colours and treatments
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  Section 10: Assessing quality of laboratory-grown diamonds
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  Section 11: Other uses of diamond
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  Section 12: Alternative carbon sources for diamond
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  Online EXAM
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A complete education and identification guide to laboratory-grown diamonds.


Become an expert on laboratory-grown diamonds with this comprehensive, step-by-step online course.

Created for jewellery professionals.


About this course


This course is divided into two parts;


Part 1: Core knowledge on laboratory-grown diamonds

This first part covers the important background knowledge about lab-grown diamonds; their production and treatments.

  • History
  • HPHT synthesis
  • Diamond types
  • Qualities
  • Features
  • CVD synthesis
  • Diamond types
  • Qualities
  • Features
  • Colours and treatments
  • Analysing lab-grown diamond quality
  • Industrial diamond
  • Alternative carbon sources


Part 2: How to identify laboratory-grown diamonds

This second part goes through all the observations and test results for natural vs. laboratory grown diamonds.

  • Observation
  • Basic test results
  • Screening tests
  • Advanced equipment
  • Testing melee
  • Step-by-step guides


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This course is closed for enrollment.


This course is on track to be accredited by The CPD Certification Service, an independent accreditation company, in January 2021.

Those who successfully complete this course will gain CPD points as well as a certificate of completion.

These CPD points can be awarded retrospectively to those who have enrolled and completed this course prior to accreditation.

Extra benefits:


  • Audio-visual learning (and transcriptions for those who prefer to read) as well as mix-media lessons


  • Video's speed can be adjusted faster or slower


  • Downloadable PDFs and "cheatsheets" of important concepts


  • Peer-tutor forums


  • Utilised for use on phone, tablet and computer


  • Access to course for life (additional fee) including all updates


  • 30-day money back guarantee


  • CPD points - This course is on track to be accredited in January 2021. Students who enrol and complete this course before accreditation is awarded will still be liable for CPD points.


This course is closed for enrollment.

FAQ's


What qualifications do I gain from completing this course?

This course will be CPD accredited in the near future (Jan/Feb 2021). This means that you will gain CPD points even if you complete the course before the accreditation is awarded.


Is this course appropriate for beginners?

This course was written with jewellery professionals in mind; gemmology and diamond graduates, valuers and retailers.

All concepts are explained on a basic level before going into more technical aspects, and so, even with novice diamond knowledge, one should do well in this course.


Is this course appropriate for experienced gemmologists?

Yes. This course covers a lot of information that isn't included in other diamond courses. This course will greatly enhance your knowledge and understanding of this topic.


How long will is take to study this course?

Approximately 6-8 hours, depending on your own work speed.

Julia Griffith Gemmologist

Your instructor

Julia Griffith FGA DGA EG


Hi, I'm Julia - a passionate gemmologist and educator within the jewellery industry. I am most praised for delivering complex topics in comprehensive, easy-to-understand ways.


This course is the first I have produced - and you will not be disappointed. Please check out the preview lessons so you can see for yourself.

Who is this course for?


Great for:

  • Valuers
  • Diamond buyers
  • Jewellery buyers
  • Gemmology graduates/students
  • Specialist retailers
  • Pawnbrokers
  • Anyone who needs to be able to separate natural and laboratory-grown diamonds.




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Lab-grown v.s. natural diamond

  • Observation
  • Fluorescence
  • Phosphorescence
  • Crossed polarised filters
  • Diamond types
  • Spectra


Screening Equipment

  • Screening via diamond type
  • Screening via phosphorescence
  • Screening via photoluminescence
  • Fluorescence spectrometers


Advanced equipment

  • Introduction
  • DiamondView
  • FTIR
  • UV-Vis-NIR
  • Absorption lines PDF download


Testing melee diamonds

  • Equipment for testing melee
  • Screening equipment for melee


How to identify a colourless lab-grown diamond

  • Step-by-step guide


How to identify a colourless lab-grown diamond

  • Step-by-step guide


How to identify coloured lab-grown diamonds

  • Step-by-step guide


Online Exam


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