This Understanding Diamonds course is intended for retail staff who already have some experience of selling jewellery and precious stones. The one-day course will provide an in depth understanding of diamonds improving their confidence when selling. It gives each delegate a chance to study and observe loose diamonds using a 10x loupe as in retail conditions. Delegates will gain a greater understanding of the 4 C’s and also diamond treatments, simulants and synthetics. The day includes a visit to Gem Lab to offer an understanding of the diamond grading process.

• Diamond 4Cs in detail
• How to use 10x loupe
• Different types of diamond cuts
• How to observe and assess loose
diamonds in retail conditions
• Key consumer selling points
• Effects of diamond treatments
• Basics of simulants and synthetics

Date: 10th February 2023

Time: 10am – 4pm

Location: Birmingham Assay Office

Tutor: Allyson Thomas