Diamond Professional Diploma Program - Addis Abeba (Ethiopia)

Diamond Professional Diploma

Students can select from three different study formats that include theoretical, practical and in-class lecturing (Format A) or theoretical and practical instruction (Formats B & C).


You will learn the physical properties, geology, localities, principle mines, crystal system, chemical composition and classification, fancy colours, causes of colour, absorption spectra, inclusions, fluorescence, mining, cutting, gem identification, methods of synthesis, common treatments and enhancements and the grading of diamonds using systems created by GIA, AGS, HRD, EGL, IGI and AGA


You will learn how to distinguish natural diamonds from their lab-created counterparts, and how to grade them for colour, clarity and cut.

Tests and Examinations

This program includes one online test, a practical examination (requiring the preparation of complete lab reports for four diamonds), a 100 question theoretical multiple-choice examination and a theoretical five essay question examination.


Upon the successful completion of this program, graduates will receive the Diamond Professional Diploma.

All in-class and practical instruction will be held in Addis Abeba.

Next Program: The next program will start on March 24th, 2025 and is limited to six students. Deadline to register is January 31st, 2025.

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