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HRD Antwerp Certified Diamond Grader Course In Kuwait
Category: Training
Hosted by : Mete Alak

15th May from 04:00 PM - 11:30 PM

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Shuhada, Hawalli Governorate, Kuwait

HRD Antwerp Certified Diamond Grader Course (HRD CDG) 

Learn how to grade diamonds in the diamond capital of the world. You will study the 4 Cs Carat, Colour, Clarity and Cut according to the IDC rules, an international standard for grading polished diamonds introduced and endorsed by the diamond industry two leading representative bodies, the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers’
Association (IDMA). A guarantee for transparency.
Our highly skilled and experienced lecturers will guide you through the fascinating world of diamonds. You will learn how to detect the most common simulants, and will be able to work with the best microscope in the world and other gemmological equipment and at the same time develop impeccable grading skills. Our courses are a perfect balance between theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

In this course you will learn;

• Introduction to the properties of diamonds.
• Explanation of the 4Cs (Carat, Colour, Clarity and Cut).
• Correct cleaning of diamonds.
• Diamond optics. Use of HRD Antwerp stereozoom microscope (D- Scope).
• Systematic examination of a diamond. Favourable and unfavourable angles of observation.
• Principles of weighing, calculation of the carat weight.
• Identification of external and internal characteristics. Plotting and exercises.
• Colour determination of diamonds by comparison with master stones.
• Grading of colour and fluorescence.
• Clarity grading using the HRD Antwerp D-scope and loupe 10 x with master stones for reference.
• Cut grading. Determination of proportions, symmetry and polish. Measuring dimensions using a
caliper (micrometer).
• Use of tables for proportions and symmetry.
• Examination and grading of fancy cuts.
• Characteristics and properties of diamonds versus imitations (simulants). Including simple tests
to distinguish natural diamonds from imitations.
• Identification of clarity treatments (e.g. crack filling).
• Introduction to lab grown diamonds and colour treatments.
• Final examinations.

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