WGF Diamond Professional

  SCHEDULED COURSES

Distance learning courses: free time
Workshop: 2024/06/16 – 2024/06/28

  LANGUAGE

English

  REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Workshop: 2024/05/25

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3 420.00 $3 505.00 $

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Do you want to become a diamond expert and obtain a world-renowned diploma?
The WGF Diamond Professional program offers you a comprehensive education that will provide you with a solid background in the field.

From theory to practice, this degree will teach you the basics of gemmology in order to understand the chemical, physical and optical properties of diamonds and their confusions. The program covers the following: the history of diamonds, their discovery and various sources; geology, the surrounding mining industry and the main players; the evolution of cutting and cutting methods; diamond treatments and synthesis; advanced modern gemmological instruments for identification; and coloured diamonds.

Part of the training is dedicated to diamond grading. You will be presented the different grading systems used throughout the world such as those of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the American Gem Society (AGS), the Hoge Raad Diamant (HRD), the International Gemological Institute (IGI), the European Gemological Laboratory (EGL) and the Accredited Gem Appraisers (AGA). The grading is put into practice via the school’s diamond collection.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE

This course is intended for beginners wishing to obtain a recognized diploma to work in the world of diamonds as well as for professionals wishing to update their knowledge.

Prerequisites: no prerequisites are required, but basic gemmological knowledge such as that offered in the Basic Gemmology course will facilitate the learning process.

ORGANIZATION AND CONTENT OF THE TRAINING

The WGF Diamond Professional program consists of :

Course details

The topics covered in the theoretical course are :
Diamond mineralogy: crystallography, physical, optical and chemical properties
Coloured diamonds
Geology and mining industry
Cutting evolution and lapidary
International grading systems
Identification of colourless confusion gems
This course is validated by an online exam.
For more information, see the Diamonds page.

The practical workshop is followed exclusively on-site according to the school’s calendar for 8 days.

As its name indicates, it focuses on the observation, identification and classification of natural and synthetic diamonds.

A final exam validates this workshop.

For more information, please visit the Diamond Grading and Lab-created Diamonds page.

Homework and exams

Throughout the course, students are given homework assignments and a mock exam to prepare for the final exams.
The diploma is validated by passing the following exams :
An online exam of 75 questions for the theory course
An online final exam of 100 questions
A five-question theory test at the end of the course
A practical exam of 4 diamonds to be graded at the end of the practical workshop

Please pay attention:

The theory courses are available to Canadian residents only.
Non-Canadian residents interested in the theory course should refer to the WGF website.
Workshops and on-site courses are open to both Canadian and international students.
Final exams, both theoretical and practical, are held on site (i.e. during the practical workshops).

AN À LA CARTE PROGRAM

The WGF Diamond Professional program is organized as follows:

the theoretical course is followed online, at one’s own pace, with a digital support, and a printed support if desired
the practical workshop is held on-site from Monday to Friday in May and June, with a break of one week.

Once the theoretical course has been validated by passing the online exam, the workshop can be taken. Payment is made on a course-by-course basis, before the course starts.

What you'll receive

Course materials

Students receive :
Digital access to the theoretical courses for life
Free update every two year
Students who have chosen this option receive a printed support

Diploma

WGF Diamond Professional

HOW THE DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE WORKS

The principle of the distance learning course is to allow students to organize their studies as well as possible in relation to their family or professional obligations. To do this, the institute proposes the following organization :
Each student follows the course at his/her own pace;
Each student has unlimited digital access to the theoretical courses delivered by the WGF, and you can receive the printed material if you wish (two options are proposed to you during registration: with or without printed material);
Each student benefits from a 2-hour individual tutoring session given by one of the professors, which can be done in the institute’s premises or via a web platform, in one or several times;
Homework is proposed throughout the theoretical course. Corrections with explanations are sent back by the teachers. These assignments are not compulsory but are intended to help you to learn and understand the different concepts covered in the module.

HOW THE ON-SITE PRACTICAL WORKSHOP WORK

Attendance at classes is compulsory.
Instruments are provided by the school (microscope, refractometer, UV machine, etc…), but you can use your own instrument kit if you have purchased it.
The diamonds and imitations to be identified are prepared in advance by the teachers and made available to you during the workshop.
Outside of class hours and during school hours, you may access the classrooms if they are not occupied, as well as the gems and instruments to practice and improve your skills.

REGISTRATION

Students wishing to follow this training register on the Diamonds page. We advise that they should begin with the Basic Gemmology course.
Please pay attention to the filling level of the workshop in order to guarantee your place.Payment validates registration. This can be done by debit or credit card by calling the school at (514) 844-0024, by international bank transfer, by Interac on the email info@igem.ca

PRICES

Prices are given before taxes. Federal tax (GST) of 5% and provincial tax (QST) of 9.975% must be added.
The price of the course depends on the formula chosen. It is obtained by adding the price of each course with the final exam ($380).
Thus, the prices vary from :
with the theory courses in digital version only: $3,420
with all printed materials: $3,505

PAYMENT

The training is paid for course by course, directly on each page: 

Diamonds: $340 distance learning without printed material / $425 distance learning with printed material
Diamond Grading and Lab-created Diamonds: $2,700 (on-site workshop)
Final exam: $380 (on-site)

TO GO FURTHER

Want to know more?
Don’t hesitate to consult our job descriptions.
Learn more about the Montreal School of Gemmology.
Contact us by email at info@igem.ca, or by phone at +1 (514) 844-0024.
We will be happy to answer your questions.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Do you want to become a diamond expert and obtain a world-renowned diploma?
The WGF Diamond Professional program offers you a comprehensive education that will provide you with a solid background in the field.

From theory to practice, this degree will teach you the basics of gemmology in order to understand the chemical, physical and optical properties of diamonds and their confusions. The program covers the following: the history of diamonds, their discovery and various sources; geology, the surrounding mining industry and the main players; the evolution of cutting and cutting methods; diamond treatments and synthesis; advanced modern gemmological instruments for identification; and coloured diamonds.

Part of the training is dedicated to diamond grading. You will be presented the different grading systems used throughout the world such as those of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the American Gem Society (AGS), the Hoge Raad Diamant (HRD), the International Gemological Institute (IGI), the European Gemological Laboratory (EGL) and the Accredited Gem Appraisers (AGA). The grading is put into practice via the school’s diamond collection.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE

This course is intended for beginners wishing to obtain a recognized diploma to work in the world of diamonds as well as for professionals wishing to update their knowledge.

Prerequisites: no prerequisites are required, but basic gemmological knowledge such as that offered in the Basic Gemmology course will facilitate the learning process.

ORGANIZATION AND CONTENT OF THE TRAINING

The WGF Diamond Professional program consists of :

Course details

The topics covered in the theoretical course are :
• Diamond mineralogy: crystallography, physical, optical and chemical properties
• Coloured diamonds
• Geology and mining industry
• Cutting evolution and lapidary
• International grading systems
• Identification of colourless confusion gems
This course is validated by an online exam.
For more information, see the Diamonds page.

The practical workshop is followed exclusively on-site according to the school’s calendar for 8 days.

As its name indicates, it focuses on the observation, identification and classification of natural and synthetic diamonds.

A final exam validates this workshop.

For more information, please visit the Diamond Grading and Lab-created Diamonds page.

Homework and exams

Throughout the course, students are given homework assignments and a mock exam to prepare for the final exams.
The diploma is validated by passing the following exams :
• An online exam of 75 questions for the theory course
• An online final exam of 100 questions
• A five-question theory test at the end of the course
• A practical exam of 4 diamonds to be graded at the end of the practical workshop

Please pay attention:

The theory courses are available to Canadian residents only.
Non-Canadian residents interested in the theory course should refer to the WGF website.
Workshops and on-site courses are open to both Canadian and international students.
Final exams, both theoretical and practical, are held on site (i.e. during the practical workshops).

AN À LA CARTE PROGRAM

The WGF Diamond Professional program is organized as follows:

• the theoretical course is followed online, at one’s own pace, with a digital support, and a printed support if desired
• the practical workshop is held on-site from Monday to Friday in May and June, with a break of one week.

Once the theoretical course has been validated by passing the online exam, the workshop can be taken. Payment is made on a course-by-course basis, before the course starts.

What you'll receive

Course materials

Students receive :
• Digital access to the theoretical courses for life
• Free update every two year
• Students who have chosen this option receive a printed support

Diploma

• WGF Diamond Professional

HOW THE DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE WORKS

The principle of the distance learning course is to allow students to organize their studies as well as possible in relation to their family or professional obligations. To do this, the institute proposes the following organization :
Each student follows the course at his/her own pace;
Each student has unlimited digital access to the theoretical courses delivered by the WGF, and you can receive the printed material if you wish (two options are proposed to you during registration: with or without printed material);
Each student benefits from a 2-hour individual tutoring session given by one of the professors, which can be done in the institute’s premises or via a web platform, in one or several times;
Homework is proposed throughout the theoretical course. Corrections with explanations are sent back by the teachers. These assignments are not compulsory but are intended to help you to learn and understand the different concepts covered in the module.

HOW THE ON-SITE PRACTICAL WORKSHOP WORK

Attendance at classes is compulsory.
Instruments are provided by the school (microscope, refractometer, UV machine, etc…), but you can use your own instrument kit if you have purchased it.
The diamonds and imitations to be identified are prepared in advance by the teachers and made available to you during the workshop.
Outside of class hours and during school hours, you may access the classrooms if they are not occupied, as well as the gems and instruments to practice and improve your skills.

REGISTRATION

Students wishing to follow this training register on the Diamonds page. We advise that they should begin with the Basic Gemmology course.
Please pay attention to the filling level of the workshop in order to guarantee your place.Payment validates registration. This can be done by debit or credit card by calling the school at (514) 844-0024, by international bank transfer, by Interac on the email info@igem.ca

Prices

Prices are given before taxes. Federal tax (GST) of 5% and provincial tax (QST) of 9.975% must be added.
The price of the course depends on the formula chosen. It is obtained by adding the price of each course with the final exam ($380).
Thus, the prices vary from :
with the theory courses in digital version only: $3,420
with all printed materials: $3,505

Payment

The training is paid for course by course, directly on each page: 

Diamonds: $340 distance learning without printed material / $425 distance learning with printed material
Diamond Grading and Lab-created Diamonds: $2,700 (on-site workshop)
Final exam: $380 (on-site)

 

TO GO FURTHER

Want to know more?
Don’t hesitate to consult our job descriptions.
Learn more about the Montreal School of Gemmology.
Contact us by email at info@igem.ca, or by phone at +1 (514) 844-0024.
We will be happy to answer your questions.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Do you want to become a diamond expert and obtain a world-renowned diploma?
The WGF Diamond Professional program offers you a comprehensive education that will provide you with a solid background in the field.

From theory to practice, this degree will teach you the basics of gemmology in order to understand the chemical, physical and optical properties of diamonds and their confusions. The program covers the following: the history of diamonds, their discovery and various sources; geology, the surrounding mining industry and the main players; the evolution of cutting and cutting methods; diamond treatments and synthesis; advanced modern gemmological instruments for identification; and coloured diamonds.

Part of the training is dedicated to diamond grading. You will be presented the different grading systems used throughout the world such as those of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the American Gem Society (AGS), the Hoge Raad Diamant (HRD), the International Gemological Institute (IGI), the European Gemological Laboratory (EGL) and the Accredited Gem Appraisers (AGA). The grading is put into practice via the school’s diamond collection.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE

This course is intended for beginners wishing to obtain a recognized diploma to work in the world of diamonds as well as for professionals wishing to update their knowledge.

Prerequisites: no prerequisites are required, but basic gemmological knowledge such as that offered in the Basic Gemmology course will facilitate the learning process.

ORGANIZATION AND CONTENT OF THE TRAINING

The WGF Diamond Professional program consists of :

Course details

The topics covered in the theoretical course are :
• Diamond mineralogy: crystallography, physical, optical and chemical properties
• Coloured diamonds
• Geology and mining industry
• Cutting evolution and lapidary
• International grading systems
• Identification of colourless confusion gems
This course is validated by an online exam.
For more information, see the Diamonds page.

The practical workshop is followed exclusively on-site according to the school’s calendar for 8 days.

As its name indicates, it focuses on the observation, identification and classification of natural and synthetic diamonds.

A final exam validates this workshop.

For more information, please visit the Diamond Grading and Lab-created Diamonds page.

Homework and exams

Throughout the course, students are given homework assignments and a mock exam to prepare for the final exams.
The diploma is validated by passing the following exams :
• An online exam of 75 questions for the theory course
• An online final exam of 100 questions
• A five-question theory test at the end of the course
• A practical exam of 4 diamonds to be graded at the end of the practical workshop

Please pay attention:

The theory courses are available to Canadian residents only.
Non-Canadian residents interested in the theory course should refer to the WGF website.
Workshops and on-site courses are open to both Canadian and international students.
Final exams, both theoretical and practical, are held on site (i.e. during the practical workshops).

AN À LA CARTE PROGRAM

The WGF Diamond Professional program is organized as follows:

• the theoretical course is followed online, at one’s own pace, with a digital support, and a printed support if desired
• the practical workshop is held on-site from Monday to Friday in May and June, with a break of one week.

Once the theoretical course has been validated by passing the online exam, the workshop can be taken. Payment is made on a course-by-course basis, before the course starts.

What you'll receive

Course materials

Students receive :
• Digital access to the theoretical courses for life
• Free update every two year
• Students who have chosen this option receive a printed support

Diploma

• WGF Diamond Professional

HOW THE DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE WORKS

The principle of the distance learning course is to allow students to organize their studies as well as possible in relation to their family or professional obligations. To do this, the institute proposes the following organization :
Each student follows the course at his/her own pace;
Each student has unlimited digital access to the theoretical courses delivered by the WGF, and you can receive the printed material if you wish (two options are proposed to you during registration: with or without printed material);
Each student benefits from a 2-hour individual tutoring session given by one of the professors, which can be done in the institute’s premises or via a web platform, in one or several times;
Homework is proposed throughout the theoretical course. Corrections with explanations are sent back by the teachers. These assignments are not compulsory but are intended to help you to learn and understand the different concepts covered in the module.

HOW THE ON-SITE PRACTICAL WORKSHOP WORK

Attendance at classes is compulsory.
Instruments are provided by the school (microscope, refractometer, UV machine, etc…), but you can use your own instrument kit if you have purchased it.
The diamonds and imitations to be identified are prepared in advance by the teachers and made available to you during the workshop.
Outside of class hours and during school hours, you may access the classrooms if they are not occupied, as well as the gems and instruments to practice and improve your skills.

Registration

Students wishing to follow this training register on the Diamonds page. We advise that they should begin with the Basic Gemmology course.
Please pay attention to the filling level of the workshop in order to guarantee your place.Payment validates registration. This can be done by debit or credit card by calling the school at (514) 844-0024, by international bank transfer, by Interac on the email info@igem.ca

Prices

Prices are given before taxes. Federal tax (GST) of 5% and provincial tax (QST) of 9.975% must be added.
The price of the course depends on the formula chosen. It is obtained by adding the price of each course with the final exam ($380).
Thus, the prices vary from :
with the theory courses in digital version only: $3,420
with all printed materials: $3,505

Payment

The training is paid for course by course, directly on each page: 

Diamonds: $340 distance learning without printed material / $425 distance learning with printed material
Diamond Grading and Lab-created Diamonds: $2,700 (on-site workshop)
Final exam: $380 (on-site)

 

TO GO FURTHER

Want to know more?
Don’t hesitate to consult our job descriptions.
Learn more about the Montreal School of Gemmology.
Contact us by email at info@igem.ca, or by phone at +1 (514) 844-0024.
We will be happy to answer your questions.

PREREQUISITES

A good level of schooling is necessary.

LANGUAGE

English

NUMBER OF COURSE HOURS

For on-site workshops 50 hours.

SCHEDULES

For online theory courses: flexible hours.
For the practical workshops: Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

REGISTRATION

Students wishing to follow this "à la carte" course should register to begin with the Basic Gemmology page.
Then, registration is done course by course.
Please pay attention to the filling level of the workshop in order to guarantee your place.
Payment validates registration. This can be done on the page of each course, also by debit or credit card by calling the school at (514) 844-0024, by international bank transfer, by Interac on the email info@igem.ca

PRICES

Prices are given before taxes. Federal tax (GST) of 5% and provincial tax (QST) of 9.975% must be added.
The price of the course depends on the formula chosen. It is obtained by adding the price of each course with the final exam ($380).
Thus, the prices vary from :
– with the theory courses in digital version only: $3,420
– with all printed materials: $3,505

REFUND IN CASE OF CANCELLATION

Distance Learning: due to the lifetime access to the digital version of the courses, no refunds will be possible. Printed material, books or instruments cannot be refunded.
The amount subject to refund applies to workshops. In accordance with Canadian law: full refund of the remaining amount if the cancellation is made before the start of the course; 10% of the amount of the course not taken will be withheld if the cancellation is made during the course.

DIPLOMA

WGF Diamond Professional