Pictured here is the International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research’s facility in Surat, India. The IIDGR will hold the synthetic diamond detection course there on May 15 and 16, before bringing it to the United States in June.
London--The De Beers-run International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research is going to start offering a course that teaches participants how to detect lab-grown diamonds.

20170511 Vegas countdownThe countdown to 2017 Las Vegas market week continues.
The IIDGR said the roll-out of the first course in the United States will take place on June 8 and 9 in Las Vegas, at the tail end of the 2017 jewelry shows. The IIDGR’s introduction of the course in the U.S. is being done in partnership with the Las Vegas-based American Gem Society.

Run by experts from the De Beers Technologies UK team and Jodine Perrin, the IIDGR’s director of education, the class is designed to teach students how to detect lab-grown diamonds in both the rough and polished state using a range of techniques and instruments.

The cost of the course is $2,999, and it can be delivered at various sites around the world through the use of a mobile lab. For more details on how to sign up, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The class on lab-grown diamond detection is the first in a series of education services the IIDGR plans to roll out in 2017. Other planned classes include a Diamond Foundation Course and a Polished Diamond Grading Course to be introduced later this year.

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