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In studio option (UK)


 Introduction to Diamonds & Grading

6 Hours (2x 3 hours) | Private Tuition

 -Learn more about Diamonds and how and why they are graded 

- Tuition from an experienced Gemmologist 

Course Description

Introduction to Diamonds & Grading

This course has been designed to provide you with more information about Diamonds and how understanding the Grading process can provide you with essential and fascinating facts about Diamonds.


With step-by-step tuition, through discussions and enlarged PowerPoint images, you will be able to observe the tiny details within a stone that maps its characteristics.


As part of the course, 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;

  • Colour

  • Cut

  • Clarity

  • Shapes

  • Anatomy

online course about diamonds and grading

During the course you will be looking at and discussing a variety of different qualities of diamonds to enable you to gain a further understanding about their properties and you will obtain an overview on how standard Gemmology equipment is used for the examination of diamonds.

Although this is 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 overview for Jewellery Makers, Jewellery Retailers, Gemstone Enthusiasts or Buyers.

Also a helpful preliminary course, for those considering undertaking a Gem-A Diamond Diploma qualification course in future.



1. Courses are delivered interactively by Zoom and your tuition is one-to-one with the tutor. You join Zoom before the course, membership is free of charge.

2. Just before your course session the tutor will email or text you a link to join your course session just before the agreed session time.

3. Course notes will be provided before the course starts so that you can refer to these during the course and make a note of a question arising you might like to ask during the course.

4. Session start time options 9.30am or 1pm (GMT London time). Can be tailored slightly to suit.

International students please see below.


International students

- Please ensure your local time is compatible for learning with a tutor based in the UK.

- The course tuition is in English as standard. 

International payments: Please allow at least 3 days for payment,  and note the course fee must be received at least 48 hours prior to the start of the course.

Related Courses

All tutors work as professional jewellers, Goldsmiths, Designers or are Jewellery Industry specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.

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Tutors & Course Fee

Tutor Experience



Kate H 

Professional Gemmologist FGA, DGA, GIA Pearl, GG

Course Fee: £300 Private interactive tuition

Vat/Tax not applicable

Tutor Options


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  • Advise your details on the form provided.

  • At this stage this is just an enquiry with no obligation to book. We understand you may need more information.

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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.

Start time are generally 10am GMT London Time but this can be adjusted slightly to suit.

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.


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


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

Vat/Tax is not applicable

About Tuition

This Online Course

Tuition is interactive, delivered via and fully guided by the tutor.

Course notes are provided.

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, our quote reply will provide the actual cancellation amount applicable. £95 applies to a standard one day (6 hours) course.


If you haven't found the information you are looking for or you want to ask a question about a course please make an enquiry.


Or you may text  a question to Dawn on 07703 287640

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