Fancy Colored Diamond Program

Program taught personally by the author of the book Coloured Diamonds: Stephen Hofer

  • Tuition: U.S. $3500.00
  • Registration: U.S. $150.00 (inclusive of total tutition)
  • Clock Hours: 30
  • Duration: 1 Week (Monday-Friday)
  • Day one

  • Introduction to color science
  • Color order system
  • Color comparison vs. color measurement
  • Color description
  • Color Communication
  • Color varieties of diamonds
  • Color modifiers of diamonds
  • An assortment of fancy colored diamonds are available to the student for color examination

    Day Two

  • Understanding body color vs. face-up color
  • Interpreting face-up color
  • Cutting for best face-up color
  • Cut grading
  • Color grading
  • Clarity grading
  • Day Three

  • Natural vs. treated color diamonds
  • Pink diamonds
  • Red diamonds
  • Orange diamonds
  • Brown diamonds
  • Yellow diamonds
  • Olive diamonds
  • Argyle champagne and cognac diamonds
  • The finest gemological equipment is available for use by the student.

    Day Four

  • Natural vs. treated color diamonds
  • Green diamonds
  • Blue diamonds
  • Purple diamonds
  • Gray diamonds
  • Black diamonds
  • White diamonds
  • Understanding 'Certs'-GIA,HRD,& others
  • Day Five

  • Lighting and viewing conditions
  • Lighting for buying and selling
  • Buying and selling-colored rough & polished
  • Understanding value & price-market vs. auction
  • Gemological testing-techniques & equipment
  • Final review
  • Application for Enrollment

    Fancy Colored Diamond Program
    • Mailing Address:
    • 1287 E. Newport Center Drive #202
    • Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
    • Phone: U.S. 1-800-831-8470
    • Fax: 1-954-574-0833
    • International: 954-574-0833
    • Program Details:
    • Instructor: Mr. Stephen Hofer
    • Certificate: Certificate of Completion
    • Tuition: U.S. $3500.00
    • Enrollment Fees: $150.00
    • Clock Hours: 30
    • Duration: 1 Week (Monday - Friday)
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