Dutch Gem Academy

The 'Diamond Professional Program' consists of a eight lesson theory course that covers the physical properties, geology, localities, principle mines, crystal system, chemical composition and classification, fancy colours, causes of colour, absorption spectra, pleochroism, inclusions, fluorescence, mining, gem identification, methods of synthesis, common treatments and enhancements and grading of diamonds plus our eight day practical workshop that covers colour and clarity grading, how to estimate the table %, crown angle, pavilion depth %, girdle thickness, polish and symmetry and how to identify lab-created diamonds. Students must also pass the practical diamond grading and lab-created diamonds examination to receive their 'Diamond Professional' diploma.