Thematic coursesGemstones and PearlsUnderstanding Diamonds
Anyone interested in diamonds.
- Acquire basic knowledge on diamonds in 3 days : from the origin to jewellery.
Mineralogy and physics. Diamond : nature and crystallography, geology and prospection, mining, substitutes and imitations, producing countries, the diamond market, the 4Cs, synthetic diamonds and diamond treatments.
- Diamonds and symbols. History and physical properties of the diamond, crystallography, geology, mining processes.
- Diamond market history, producing countries, DeBeers sight, today’s diamond market, substitutes and imitations, diamond grading : the 4Cs.
- Synthetic diamonds and diamond treatments, history, technique, application, identification.
- Courses and workshops : use of standard gemmological equipment (binoculars, refractometer …), multiple samples observation.