De Beers Synthetic Diamond Detection Course


• Develop your knowledge with the world’s leading diamond company, De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds

• Led by industry specialists

• A combination of practical and theoretical work

• Laboratory based setting to provide the ideal study environment

Course Content
Course Content

This one-day course is conducted by experts who provide a deep dive into this critical subject. Using the best research, insight and technology that the De Beers Group has to offer, the course consists of a combination of theory and practical work.

Topics include:

  • Review HPHT and CVD production methods.
  • Learn techniques to highlight specific identification features in use.
  • Deep-dive in the full suite of De Beers Group screening and verification instruments.
  • Study a wide range of products including HPHT and CVD Synthetic Diamonds, Simulants and HPHT treated materials.
  • Apply the knowledge gained commercially, to inform business decisions. This includes employing testing and referral services or the purchase of new instruments to control in house operations.
Key Information
Key Information
Level: Intermediate
Entry requirements: Previous gemological experience required including knowledge on diamond growth and morphology.

Who should take this course?

  • Those responsible for diamond purchases and pipeline integrity procedures
  • Managers responsible for key purchasing decisions regarding detection equipment or diamond support services (i.e. referral or melee testing services)
  • Higher level management responsible for the cascade of training and development within organisations to front-line staff within retail

Course Dates: Enquire now for future course dates

Tutor: This course is run in partnership with De Beers Group. Tutors will be travelling from the De Beers Technologies Research Facility.

Duration: 1 day

Location: Maidenhead, other international locations are available

Price: Please inquire for more information 

Qualification: Certificate of Completion for the Synthetic Diamond Detection Course from De Beers Group


The De Beers Group offers additional opportunities to progress in-depth study with an advanced, Polished Diamond Grading Course. Interested students are encouraged to contact our recruitment team to discuss.

The British Academy of Jewellery offers a diverse range of specialist intensive courses to help individuals develop their jewellery knowledge and skill set in an area such a CAD and gemstone studies. We also provide a Jewellery Diploma Programme, which will equip you with all the knowledge and skills you need to design, make and sell jewellery.

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