Why This Seminar?
Created through a technological process rather than geological, gem-quality laboratory-grown diamonds have become readily available in the retail gem market. Many customers have questions about these gems including how they compare to natural diamonds and how they are made.
How Does it Work?
This seminar will provide essential knowledge about laboratory-grown diamonds that will give gem and jewelry professionals the confidence to have responsible discussions with their customers. Key topics will include the main production methods (HPHT and CVD), a review of important U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations, and the services, methods and instruments that can help to distinguish laboratory-grown and natural diamonds, including GIA Laboratory Reports and the GIA iD100™ gem testing device.
Participants are encouraged to ask questions as they are guided by GIA gemology instructors who will share their expertise through illustrations, images, video and live demonstrations of the characteristics of production methods and testing tools.
- Topic of Interest
- Ways to Learn
- Live Online | 2 Hours
- $195 USD (GIA Alumni receive a 10% discount)
- Suggested for
- Gem and Jewelry Professionals, Retailers, Jewelry Enthusiasts, Appraisers
- 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.