Rough Diamond Grading Program
Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education
Classes for the Rough Diamond Grading Program are usually held once per month.
Prospective students may contact the Institute for exact time and dates.
A. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
B. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The rough diamond grading program at A.I.D.C. Inc. is the most comprehensive of its kind and the only program that is equipped with its own text books on rough diamonds. Both books come in hard covers with full color plates
displaying individual diamond crystals and parcels of rough with detail explanations on color and inclusions within the rough diamond.
The Titles are, “Rough Diamonds, A Practical Guide” and “Rough Diamonds, Internal and External Features.” Author-Nizam Peters. These books can be purchased separetely. (See also other book titles)
Practical examples of rough diamond crystals and parcels of rough are examined by students in all areas of the rough diamond grading program.
C. PROGRAM COMPLETION STANDARDS
Each student will be assigned specific tasks for completion without supervision or ssistance and a final passing evaluation grade will be given.
A certificate will be awarded to those students who successfully complete the prescribed program.
The director of the Institute personally teaches the rough diamond grading program. He is also the author and photographer of the book, “Rough Diamonds, A Practical Guide”. For further information on Mr. Peters, please see founder and faculty information.
ASSISTANCE AND FIELD SUPPORT
Upon completion of the rough diamond grading program, the Institute offers a unique package to support the students while in the field. The institute will make available the services of the cutting and polishing department and extend technical help in marketing both the rough and polished diamonds. These and many other services are available to assist the student during field operations.
To enroll in the program an application is required to be filled out and submitted with two passport size photographs and a fee of $150.00 which is part of the total tuition cost. International students are not required to have a visa for the rough diamond grading program. They can apply for a tourist, business, or visitors visa. All funds must be paid in U.S. dollars in the form of a certified check, money order, cashiers check or wire transfer.