Rough Diamond Marking Course

  1. Duration of Rough Diamond Marking Course

    It is a 2 week course - full day from Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 14:00.

  2. Commencement

    The Rough Diamond Marking Courses will be run as follows:-

    Rough Diamond Marking Courses
    Start DateEnd DateStatus
    25 October 202125 Oct 202105 November 202105 Nov 2021Vacancies
    08 November 202108 Nov 202119 November 202119 Nov 2021Vacancies
    22 November 202122 Nov 202103 December 202103 Dec 2021Vacancies
    06 December 202106 Dec 202117 December 202117 Dec 2021Vacancies
    17 January 202217 Jan 202228 January 202228 Jan 2022Vacancies
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    28 February 202228 Feb 202211 March 202211 Mar 2022Vacancies
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    29 August 202229 Aug 202209 September 202209 Sep 2022Vacancies
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    26 September 202226 Sep 202207 October 202207 Oct 2022Vacancies
    10 October 202210 Oct 202221 October 202221 Oct 2022Vacancies
    24 October 202224 Oct 202204 November 202204 Nov 2022Vacancies
  3. Course Fee

    The course fee is R12,000.00 inclusive of VAT.

    To ensure personal attention, each course is limited to a maximum of two students.

    A registration deposit of 50% is payable to secure the student's place. Check availability of course date before paying a deposit. Acceptance will only be confirmed upon receipt of the required deposit paid into our bank account and proof provided.

  4. General Course Objectives

    To give the student a basic understanding of how to mark a rough diamond for cutting in relation to size, clarity and shape / cut.

  5. Course Outline
    1. Use of equipment.
    2. Marking of rough diamonds:-
      • Drawing lines free-hand
      • Drawing lines using the marking machine
      • Optimising recovery weight
      • Optimising clarity
      • Retaining coulet
      • Pricing
    3. Use of OGI planning scanner & computer.

  6. Certificate

    There will be a practical exam on completion of this course, and the student will receive a certificate stating that they have successfully completed the Rough Diamond Marking Course at the Diamond Education College.

  7. Applications
    1. Applications must be made well in advance because of the limited number of students that can be accommodated at any specific intake.
    2. Admission is solely at the schools discretion.
    3. Full fee must be paid before commencement of the course.
    4. Fees are not refundable. Postponing of the course is possible only with two weeks advance notice.

  8. Equipment

    All equipment for use during the course will be provided and remain the property of the Diamond Education College.

  9. Accommodation and Transportation

    Students must arrange their own transport and accommodation.

  10. Discipline

    Students will be subject to the disciplinary code of the Diamond Education College. Any student who is in breach of its code will be liable to suspension or expulsion without refund of fees paid.

  11. Language

    The course is presented in English.