Gem-A Releasing New Diamond Diploma Course NotesAugust 30, 14
Continuing with the development of their education courses and membership services, the Association is releasing its course notes in conjunction with the announcement of an innovative CSR course and a fresh outlook on membership to signal a new path for the Association.
Similar to previous editions of the course, the new notes will look at topics covering the formation of diamonds through to their use in the jewelry trade, how they are valued, and the identification of natural, synthetic and treated diamonds.
Gem-A Tutor, Andrew Fellows said: "The structure of the diploma, how it is assessed and the final learning outcomes will remain the same. However, the upgraded and expanded version will contain more in-depth material on all diamond related topics, including the latest information on technology, research, testing equipment and techniques. We've expanded the material from 14 to 18 chapters, allowing for a more rigorous investigation of new and existing topics, whilst increasing the amount and quality of the images, diagrams and other supporting materials."
Fellows went on to discuss how the diamond notes will continue to place Gem-A at the forefront of diamond education, saying: "The new and refreshed diamond notes aim to keep our courses and our students up-to-date with all the new developments in the industry. For instance, issues surrounding subjects like synthetics, simulants and their detection are constantly in flux and our courses need to be kept fresh, modern and up-to-date to reflect the continual changes in this industry. We're confident the new notes will do just that and keep Gem-A diamond education relevant to the industry over the years ahead. We encourage any current and former students to try them out for themselves and take a first glimpse at this year's IJL."
Gem-A CEO, James Riley, echoed these sentiments saying: "Although we are currently producing a number of new courses for the industry, we're also constantly updating our flagship courses in line with industry demand. The new diamond course notes will enable future students of Gem-A to have the same high quality level of education as in previous years, ensuring they are fully briefed with new developments across the industry. I thoroughly look forward to hearing all current and former students' thoughts on our stand at IJL. Now in its 51st year, we believe this course continues to be the leading diamond course in the world."