Identifying Synthetic Diamonds

1-Day Gemmology Course Series

All tutors work are professional Gemmologists or Gemmology Trade Experts who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.


How to Identify a Synthetic Diamond

<< A Diamond that has been grown in a Laboratory (Man-made) >>

This course has been designed to provide you with the essential information needed to identify a Synthetic or Man-made Diamonds which are now becoming more widely available and used within todays Jewellery Industry and Market Place.


During this hands-one 1-day course you will obtain information about rough and faceted material (stones) which will assist your understanding of how much synthetic characteristic you should expect to be able to recognise by using standard Gemmological tools and which factors should alert you to send a Diamond to a principal Gemmological Laboratory for further analysis.


  • Identifying factors for rough and facteted stones

  • Obtain a basic understanding of the differences between natural and synthetic stones.

  • Learn basic Gemmology terminology 

  • Find out about essential gem identification tools & equipment


Synthetic Diamonds are not to be confused with Imitation Diamonds.

An Imitation Diamond is when a substitute material such as a Cubic Zirconia is used instead of a diamond.

This course has been designed to be a useful for Jewellery Makers, Jewellery Retailers, Gemstone enthusiasts or Buyers.

No previous Diamond or Gemmology knowledge is required.

Course Description
Course Fee and Course Date

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About the Course Fee

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


In addition a there is a small fee for arranging your course which is included in the total course fee. 


Vat is not applicable

What is the course fee?

Select your tutor / course location option from the table below to see what your course fee is.


Course fee's quoted are subject to tutor availability.


Why are course fee's different?

Because the course fee is mainly determined by each individual tutor's day rate. 

What is the course date?

The course date is for you to decide, subject to tutor availability.


Simply enquire about a couple of preferred course date options and I will check the tutor availability for you.

Course Location
Tutors & Course Fee
Tutor Experience
About the Materials

No materials are required for this course.

Birmingham Jewellery Quarter or Coventry

Course Fee available upon request

Vat not applicable

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Additional information

Only expert tutors



Your tutor will only be an established highly skilled Goldsmith or Jewellery Industry professional.


Practical courses are taught in the workshop of your tutor. This will give you the added benefit of seeing first-hand how they carry-out their own professional trade practise.


  • See how their workshop is set up.


  • See which tools they find invaluable.


  • Find out some of their trade secrets.

Practical Matters


Workshop Hours


Flexible to suit, usually 9.30am to 4.30pm


Lunch is not provided so you'll need to bring a packed lunch to suit your own dietary requirments.


Do you have a question?

Please make a general enquiry, email me or request a Course Information sheet. 

The focus is on you

Course content


Courses are individually tailored to suit your skill level and requirements wherever technically possible and feasible in the time allowed on the day of your course, as determined by the tutor.


When making a course enquiry please provide as much information as you can about what you want to acheive on your course.


All your information will better prepare the tutor so that you can obtain the best possible course experience.


How to Book

Choose your date

 Decide when you might like your course to take place then "Make a Course Enquiry" and advise your details on the form provided.



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