Courses

Pearl Principles

The Pearl Principles Course provides individuals with a uniquely condensed introduction to pearls. Attendees will gain considerable insight into the natural and cultured pearls as well as a basic introduction to the instrumentation needed for their identification. ttendees will also learn about the history of pearls, focusing on Bahrain’s natural pearling heritage and other historically significant natural pearl producers alongside the modern-day dominance of cultured pearls. Attendees will be introduced to the various treatments available to enhance the beauty of natural and cultured pearls as well as the different laboratory equipment used for pearl identification such as basic gemmological tools, X-ray imaging and chemical analysis. The course also provides information about pearl care and cleaning methods.

International Pearl Course Package

A course that covers natural, cultured & imitation pearls with a scuba diving or snorkeling expedition and a visit to the Pearling Path (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Course attendees will gain a better understanding of pearls, with a focus on natural pearls, the instrumentation used for their identification, as well as extensive hands-on experience in DANAT’s laboratory.

Diamond Principles

The Diamond Principles Course provides individuals with a uniquely condensed introduction to diamonds. Attendees will gain considerable insight into the natural, treated and synthetic diamonds as well as a basic introduction to the instrumentation used for their identification and grading.

Introduction to the 4C’s Workshop (De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds)

This online course is designed to give students an overview of the entire diamond pipeline. There are eight modules in total which contain interactive learning activities, designed to cater for a variety of learning styles. The site is hosted on a bespoke, secure, cloud-based system especially designed for De Beers. Each module consists of the following structure: –

  • Introduction summarising the module and giving a description of the various chapters contained within that subject, and average study time required.
  • A number of chapters which contain the detail of the subject being covered.
  • Downloadable study notes at the end of each module, which students can collect to create their own pipeline study manual.
  • A short test at the end of each module to ensure that the student is progressing well before moving on and unlocking the next module.

Synthetic Diamond Detection Course (De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds)

Undisclosed synthetics are fast becoming the biggest threat to the diamond industry. The De Beer’s Synthetic Diamond Detection Course supports their continued efforts to enhance customer confidence across the industry. Led by specialists, this 1-day course uses the best research, insight and technology available at De Beers Group, in a mix of theory and practice. Students will study a wide range of products including HPHT and CVD Synthetic Diamonds, Simulants and HPHT treated materials. They will learn techniques to highlight specific identification features and use the full suite of IIDGR screening and verification instruments.