Why This Seminar?
Laboratory-grown diamond (also sometimes referred to as man-made or synthetic diamond) technology is moving quickly, and with more laboratory-grown diamonds available in the market, the gem and jewelry trade needs to be prepared with tools and techniques that will help them distinguish natural from laboratory-grown diamonds.
How Does it Work?
This two-day seminar builds on GIA's more than 60 years of scientific research into natural, treated and laboratory-grown diamonds and 90 years of GIA's industry-leading gemological education programs. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge of advanced diamond identification techniques, including an up-close examination of current production of laboratory-grown diamonds and the latest detection technology.
Participants will be guided by a GIA gemology instructor and a researcher with expert knowledge of laboratory-grown diamonds as a material, its identification and gemological characteristics, along with the processes used by GIA's laboratories to separate laboratory-grown diamonds from natural diamonds. Learn from illustrations, images, video and live demonstrations that let you see exactly what our experts see as they examine natural and laboratory-grown diamonds, under a microscope. Participants can interact with the instructor during the seminar, and will receive a digital guidebook and other useful reference material.
Natural and laboratory-grown diamond formation, diamond defects and their analysis, (including the basic principles of spectroscopy)
The gemological properties of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) grown laboratory-grown diamonds
Post-growth treatment of laboratory-grown diamond
The analytical instrumentation used by laboratories to identify laboratory-grown diamonds
Examination of sample diamonds and their features under a microscope
Technologies and instruments used for identification including the GIA iD100™, GIA DiamondCheck™ and the GIA UV Lamp with Viewing Cabinet.
- Topic of Interest
- Ways to Learn
- Live Online | 2 Days
- $995 USD (GIA Alumni receive a 10% discount)
- Level of Experience
- Previous gemological training and/or experience recommended.
- How to Register
- Click on the Register Now button and create an account on the GIA Alumni Collective Community
Introduction to Diamonds
Indispensable knowledge for diamond professionals and collectors.
Overview of Laboratory-Grown Diamonds
Essential information for buyers and sellers of laboratory-grown diamonds.
Low Temperature Heat Treatment in Corundum
Low temperature heat treatment of certain kinds of corundum has been a major concern to the industry in the past several years.