Corlia Roberts Diamond College

Diamond Gemology, Diamond Education:

Welcome to the Corlia Roberts Diamond Education College  of Gemology, the worlds finest Diamond gemology education college, offering world class diamond courses.

Corlia Roberts Diamond Education College, Innovators in affordable, quality training courses in diamond gemology and aspects of jewelry.

Choose from one of our diamond education programs from the drop down menu above or the images below, or complete the contact form  at the bottom of this page.

Diamonds and Diamond Grading is a dynamic profession that involves both long-term trends and fast-changing conditions. On one hand, diamonds are part of modern culture. Most  want to own a diamond or to give diamond to someone they love. Wearing a diamond gives a kind of satisfaction that’s hard to match. Giving a diamond is among the ultimate gestures of love and commitment.

The Corlia Roberts Diamond Education College Diamond Course!

By making the commitment to take this course, you’re taking an important step in your career. You’re going to increase your knowledge, build your confidence, and gain the skills you need to sell diamonds and diamond jewelry professionally and effectively.

The courses are  presented by the Corlia Roberts and Joseph Bula.  The Diamond School was established in 2001 to educate industry professionals about diamonds and other gems. Its students have included some of the industry’s leading firms and individuals.  and now you can be, too.

Education is the Diamond school’s top priority because knowledge, skills, and ethics are absolutely essential to professional success in our industry.

Rough Diamond Grading and Evaluation Course

(Duration: 2 weeks)

Course Objectives

To prepare the student to become proficient in every technique involved in the manufacture and grading of diamonds

To teach the student how to sort and evaluate diamonds both in the rough and polished state and how color, imperfection, shape and proportions affect prices

Course Outline
  • How to use a loupe correctly
  • Gem and near gem
  • Different quality shapes colour sizing and sieving
  • Great precision of what is SAWABLE, MAKEABLES, MACCLES, CLIVAGE, REJECTIONS, FLATS and BOART with its qualities and colours
  • Cullinan ? De Beers mine ? surface ? underground tour
  • Visits to various alluvial diggings
  • How to use the Rapaport Diamond Price List. And the international Rapaport diamond price structure
  • How to look for and identify the grain in a sawed (four point) diamond
  • How to look for and identify the crystal symmetry, axis, plane, form and habit of diamond crystals
  • Moissanite identification
  • The study of impurity centres in rough diamond crystals, their cause and effect
  • How to select diamonds for fancy shapes, determining their ultimate form when in the rough
  • How to determine colour in diamonds, both natural and artificial, and its effect on buying and selling
  • How to select rough diamonds for purity, colour, size, shape and unusual qualities
  • How to determine whether a whole rough diamond is to be cleaved, sawed or remain whole
  • The process used in cutting and shaping elliptical diamonds such as , ovals,marquises pear shaped diamonds, etc
  • Classification of rough gems and industrial diamonds
  • How to use the Rapaport Diamond Price List and the international diamond price structure
  • Moissanite identification
  • Reading your GIA reports (Gemological Institute of America)
  • How to determine table, crown angle, pavilion and depth
  • Diamond grading systehysical and optical properties: how to clarity grade, and how to plot clarity characteristics
Course Costs
  • South African citizen: R8500
  • Non-South African citizen: US$1000
Commencement The Rough Diamond Evaluation and Grading Courses will be run as follows:
  • Jewel City,  Johannesburg: 20 March 2017.
  • Although these prices are current, Corlia Roberts Diamond Education College reserves the rights to change prices without prior notice
Certification
  • There will be a exam on completion of the course, and the student will receive a Internationally recognized Certificate stating that they have successfully completed the Rough Diamond Evaluation and Grading Course at The Corlia Roberts Diamond Education College.
  • The Rough diamond and Evaluation course is available to (1) Foreign passport holders OR (2) South African Citizens
  • Each course is limited to a maximum of 4 (Four) students. Corlia can be contacted on 2773 9990999

Diamonds and Diamond Grading

(Duration: 5 days)

Course Objectives

To prepare the student to become proficient in every technique involved in the manufacture and grading of diamonds.

To teach the student how to sort and buy diamonds both in the rough and polished state and how colour, imperfection, shape and proportions affect prices.

Course Outline
  • Diamond crystallography
  • Diamond grading systehysical and optical properties: how to clarity grade, and how to plot clarity
  • Characteristics
  • Inclusions and blemishes
  • How to colour grade diamonds in the normal colour range
  • How cut affects light return, beauty and value
  • How to determine table, crown angle, pavilion and depth
  • Measurements
  • How to read and compare Gemology or gemmology reports (GIA,EGL,HRD,IGI,AGS
  • How to compare proportions
  • Grading fancy shaped diamonds
  • Moissanite identification
  • Gold and precious metal identification
  • Jewellery Design
  • Diamond stimulants and treatments
  • How to grade mounted diamonds
  • Fancy coloured diamonds
  • Coloured stone overview
  • Stages of diamond polishing and
  • Marketing of diamonds, how to buy and sell diamond Jewelry gold, colored stones and the international diamond price and Jeweler structure
Course Costs
  • South African citizen: R7500
  • Non-South African citizen: US$750

Diamond Cutting and Polishing Program

diamond education college

Diamond Education Program/Course Duration Tuition
Rough Diamond Grading and Evaluation 2 Week R8500
 Diamond Cutting and Polishing 3 -6 months R42,000
Polished Diamond and Gold 1 Week R7500

At the completion of the Diamond Cutting and Polishing program the student is granted the internationally recognized diamond certificates from The Corlia Roberts Diamond Education College.

The tuition cost includes all practice diamonds and equipment while attending the College, The Cutting programs  offers the student a firm foundation in self-employment. The programs covers round brilliants, fancy cutting, sawing, bruting, recutting, and repairing. The programs also include finished diamond grading and rough diamond grading. All instruction is one -one -one.

The art of Diamond Cutting, will allow one  to become employable at almost any level in the Jewelry and Diamond industry. The follow are some of the job positions that would be available.

  • Sales consultant (jewelry and diamond stores).
  • Managers for retail (jewelry and diamond stores).
  • Diamond buyers for retail outlets.
  • Diamond buyers for wholesale outlets.
  • Travel consultant for major diamond firms.
  • Diamond consultant for private companies.
  • Diamond factory supervisor.
  • Diamond cutter for diamond production factories.
  • Rough Diamond broker for small and large companies.
  • There are many job positions available to the graduate diamond cutter. The knowledge acquired gives one the opportunity to become self-employed.

ENROLLMENT

To enroll in the programs an application is required to be filled out and submitted with a fee of 50% which is part of the tuition cost. Only one application is required for all  diamond cutting programs.