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Grading & Valuation of Rough & Cut Diamonds

- 2-Day Introductory Private Tuition Course

- Tuition from an experienced Gemmologist 

Course Description

This introductory course is designed to help you learn the basic methodology for assessing:


  • Rough Diamond whereby the diamond is uncut and unpolished after mining is completed.

  • Cut / Polished whereby the diamond is cut / faceted and polished ready for setting.

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This practical course has been designed to provide you with more information about Diamonds and how understanding the Grading process can provide you with important and useful facts about Diamond characteristics. The tutor will explain the basics about why and how diamond grades differ and what is involved in the polished diamond grading process with regard to how colour, cut and clarity, along with other important factors.


With step-by-step guidance from an experienced Gemmologist and Diamond Grader you will handle and view Diamonds using standard Diamond grading tools and learn about: How colour and clarity is graded; Diamond Shapes/Anatomy. Also included in this course is how rough and cut diamond material is priced/evaluated and important pricing factors about Diamonds in today's marketplace.


During the course you will be looking at and discussing a variety of different qualities of rough & cut diamonds to enable you to gain a further understanding about their properties and the impact these may have on the cutting process and you will learn how to use the Rapaport Diamond report to build your own diamond pricing reference system to assist assessing diamonds for value in future. 

Although Diamonds are a wide subject area, this is an ideal introductory course, and no previous gemmology experience is required.

This course has been designed to be a useful for Jewellery Retailers to aid product knowledge and selling practises, for Jewellery Makers regarding gemstone selection and to be of interest for those who buy and enjoy Diamond Jewellery.

A very helpful preliminary course, for those considering undertaking a Gem-A Diamond Diploma course.


Session one of this course is an ideal refresher for those studying the subject of Diamonds.

For this purpose please make an enquiry and advise the exam you are studying.

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Tutors & Course Fee

Tutor Experience

Coventry UK &

Online Live Option

Kate H

Professional Gemmologist


Course Fee: £595

Vat/Tax not applicable

Tutor Options

Additional Course Information

What is the course date?

The course date is set by you, so that you can undertake a tuition session at your convenience.


All dates / times of course sessions are subject to tutor availability.

Session start times are generally 9.30am 

About the Course Fee

A large portion of the course fee quoted is paid to the tutor, because, it’s their expertise that you pay for.

Where there is a selection of tutors,  course, fee's may vary due to individual tutor requirements for teaching.


Course fee payment is required in advanced by BACS Bank Transfer invoice or IBAN for international students.

Vat/Tax is not applicable

About Tuition

The tutor provides all equipment and materials for tuition.

Course notes are provided.


Make a Course Enquiry


  • Advise your details on the form provided.

  • At this stage this is just an enquiry with no obligation to book. 

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Booking Information

Payment Terms

Payment is required in advance and payments are handled safely and securely by BACS Bank Transfer invoicing (IBAN for International students.


Some courses are available to pay in instalments, whereby a non-refundable deposit is required to book your course date. Please ask for details if this is of interest to you.


Booking Terms

  • Once you have booked a cancellation fee of £95*  will be deducted from your refund if you cancel your course up to and including 14 days prior to the start of the course once your payment has been received.


  • Cancellations received within 14 days of the course date are not eligible for a refund, however you may re-arrange your course for one other date if you wish. 


  • Should we need to cancel your course due to unforeseen circumstances we will refund your course fee in full.

* Amount is variable depending on the duration and type of the course.  When you enquire, out quote reply will provide the actual cancellation amount applicable. £95 applies to a standard one day course.


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