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Diamond Professional Diploma Program

At A Glance Diamond Professional Diploma Program
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Course Objective

The 'Diamond Professional Program' is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in the diamond industry and consists of an eight lesson theory course and an eight day (48 hour) practical workshop.

Topics Covered Include

The theoretical component of this program covers the physical properties, geology, localities, principle mines, crystal system, chemical composition and classification, fancy colours, causes of colour, absorption spectra, inclusions, fluorescence, mining, cutting, gem identification, methods of synthesis, common treatments and enhancements and grading of diamonds.

Practical Workshops

The eight day practical workshop covers colour and clarity grading, how to estimate the table %, crown angle, pavilion depth %, girdle thickness, polish and symmetry and how to identify lab-created diamonds.

Tests and Examinations

This program includes one online test, a practical examination (requiring the preparation of complete lab reports for four diamonds), a 100 question theoretical multiple-choice examination and a theoretical five essay question examination.


Upon the successful completion of this program, graduates will receive the Diamond Professional Diploma.

Long Distance Learning

The theoretical components of this program are available for long distance learning. You can register at any time and study at your own pace. There are no time restrictions.

This course includes two (2) hours of online tutoring from one of our instructors. Once you have registered, you will receive an email detailing how you can choose your tutoring hours. You can also request additional tutoring hours if necessary.

For students choosing this option, the practical classes must be completed through either the Spanish Gem Academy (SGA), the Dutch Gem Academy (DGA), the French-Swiss Gem Academy (FSGA), the Gem Academy of Canada (GAC), the South American Gem Academy (SAGA), the East African Gem Academy (EAGA) or the Gem Academy of Belgium (GAB) and requires forty-eight (48) contact hours to complete. The costs for the 'Digital' and 'Printed' course options include the cost of the practical class.

Cost (Digital): $ 2530 (USD) / € 2225 / 2000 GBP

Calendar: Dates practical classes are offered.

Printed Version

Our courses are also available in print. Please contact us for more information.

Full-time Residency Program

Students may choose our accelerated 'Diamond Professional Diploma' residency program and complete the theoretical and practical requirements studying full-time at either East African Gem Academy (EAGA), the Gem Academy of Canada (GAC/EGM), the Dutch Gem Academy (DGA) or the Gem Academy of Belgium (GAB).

Calendar: Dates residency classes are offered.