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Course Information

  • The Essentials for Rough Diamond Evaluation offers a blended learning experience for students. The programme consists of a Practical and Theoretical component, students are taught to understand the characteristics and qualities of a rough diamond in relation to the Clarity, Cut, Colour and Carat- Weight.
  • By completing this programme, the student will be able to, with the necessary time, determination and diligence make meaningful decisions regarding the Evaluation of Rough Diamonds
  • The programme consists of 2 phases:
  • Phase 1: Theory done through the online portal, with instructor lead video, interactive quizzes and contact sessions with lecturers.
  • Phase 2: 5 Day Practical lab class-based at our premises, where theoretical knowledge will be put to practical application. We make use of a large variety of natural rough diamonds and various other stones.
  • Students are provided with the necessary tools and equipment required for the programme during the practical phase. (The tools and equipment remain the schools property.)


  • Theory: At your own pace (Course will be available for 3 months after Registration).
  • Practical: 5 days Instructor lead sessions (Practical component to be completed within a 6 months period after registration)
  • Monday to Friday - 08h00 -15H00

What will it Cost?

Course Options
Theory Only:- R 4 000.00 (Incl of VAT)
Theory and 5 Day Lab Class:-  R 11 488.50 (Incl of VAT)

  • Students are provided with the necessary tools and equipment required for the programme during the practical phase. (The tools and equipment remain the school’s property.)

What will I get?

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Training School.
Important information that I need to know?
  • You can register at any time for the Theoretical component through our online portal.
  • Practical Sessions would have to be pre-booked.
  • ID book, driver’s license or passport is required to enter the Building.
  • In the event that the programme is not completed within the 6 months window after registration, 50% re-registration will be charged.
  • Candidate must arrange their transport and accommodation.


  • Strictly no refunds policy

Key concepts covered include:

  • History of  Diamonds
  • Characteristics of a Diamond  
  • Diamond Colour  
  • Diamond Clarity
  • Diamond Cut
  • Diamond Carat weight
  • Diamond Shape
  • Calculating the Yield of a Diamond 
  • Understanding the International Diamond Price List

Lab Classes Dates 2020

  • 29 June to 3 July 2020
  • 27 July to 31 July 2020
  • 24 August to 28 August 2020
  • 07 September to 11 September 2020
  • 19 October to 23 October 2020
  • List 16 November to 20 November 2020
  • 01 December to 04 December 2020
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