Understanding Diamonds

This hands on course is intended for retail staff who already have some experience of selling jewellery and precious stones.

  • Birmingham Assay Office
  • 10:00AM
  • £275 + VAT per delegate. Maximum of 4 delegates.

One Day Course

COURSE OBJECTIVE

This hands on 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 course provides 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

COURSE CONTENT

History of diamonds

Major sources

Diamond Grading – the 4 'C's

Cut

Colour

Clarity

Carat weight

Diamond treatments

Synthetics

Imitation

Certification

Ethical Issues

Care

ANCHORCERT

Delegates will have the opportunity to see the AnchorCert GemLab, to meet the experts who work there and gain an understanding of the high tech equipment and techniques used.

COURSE TUTOR - MARIE CHALMERS, FGA DGA

Marie has an in depth knowledge of diamonds and her expertise is based on personal experience and commercial application of sound technical and theoretical knowledge. Marie has trained and worked in Antwerp, India, Israel and the UK’s diamond markets. She has bought and sold diamonds in various shapes and sizes, in large volumes and single items and in all colours and qualities. Marie has a broad understanding of the retail environment and how diamond knowledge can be used to increase sales. Her training style is factual and straightforward and always geared towards the commercial rather than the text book environment. Previous training undertaken by retailers has resulted in significant increases in diamond sales.

COURSE FEE

£275 + VAT per delegate. Maximum of 4 delegates.

To book a place contact sonia.sahota@thenpa.com