GIA’s Graduate Diamonds Diploma is a seven-week programme offering knowledge on GIA-created 4Cs (Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat weight) of diamond quality, diamond grading using the D-Z colour scale, using gemmological equipment to grade and identify diamonds; ways to detect synthetics, treatments, simulants and fracture-filled diamonds; and how to confidently talk on diamonds with suppliers, vendors and customers.
“Supporting the gem and jewellery buying public across the world through education is essential to GIA’s mission, and offering the Graduate Diamonds programme in Dubai is yet another step in the journey to offer regionally-relevant education where ever it is needed,”said Nirupa Bhatt, managing director of GIA in India and Middle East.
GIA’s instructors endeavour to reach the same quality teaching to students of every country. Classroom learning, practical instruction during field trips to companies representing different parts of the industry, including Moreli Gems, CARA Jewels and the Russian Diamond Cutters factory was part of the inaugural Dubai class. GIA is slating its second course in Dubai in April 2014.