Education

Graduate Diamonds Program



GIA invented the science of grading diamonds with the 4Cs and the International Diamond Grading System™ – standards used by jewelry professional around the world. So there’s no better place to study the art and science of diamond grading.

What You'll Learn

  • Develop hands-on experience with the GIA International Diamond Grading System™ and the 4Cs (color, clarity, cut, and carat weight), and explore how they affect diamond value
  • Grade diamonds in the D-to-Z color range
  • Detect laboratory-grown diamonds, treatments, and simulants
  • Recognize when advanced testing is required

Possible Career Paths

  • Auction House Jewelry Specialist
  • Diamond Buyer
  • Diamond Sorter/Grader
  • Jewelry Business Owner
  • Retailer
  • Wholesaler