An intensive, hands-on course which will provide knowledge and skill in the grading of colourless, round brilliant cut diamonds. Please note: this course focuses on the diamond grading process, not the identification of diamond and/or its simulants. All necessary major equipment is provided, but students should bring their own pocket instruments (Loupes, tweezers).
Required course textbook (Diamond Grading ABC) will be provided.
Offered in partnership with the Canadian Gemmological Association.
Course code: GEMM 2130
Length: 35 hours
PrerequisitesFor individuals without any gemmological or trade background an understanding of diamond basics is highly recommended.
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.