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Gain expert-level knowledge for you and your staff. Discuss laboratory-grown diamonds with confidence, transparency and authority. This comprehensive online course is designed especially for jewellery retailers who specialise in natural diamonds, laboratory-grown diamonds or both.


  • Designed for jewellery professionals who work in retail or wholesale. This guide offers the essential information on creation and identification.

  • Lessons are delivered in a variety of ways to effectively teach a variety of learner types.

  • Student workbook to aid learning.

  • Mini quizzes throughout.

  • Tutor/peer forums.

  • Hosted on an optimised teaching website (teachable), designed to provide an interactive learning experience.

  • The course is accessible on a computer, iPad, and smartphone in any place that the student has an internet connection.

  • This course is predicted to take 10-12 hours to complete.

  • Unlimited personal access to the course (and all future updates) for the lifetime of the course.

  • 30-day money-back guarantee.

  • Soon to be accredited by the CPD Certification Service (Sept 2021).

  • Graduates receive a certificate of completion from The Gem Academy.

Course details

You will learn:

  • Relevant history of laboratory-grown diamonds (LGDs).

  • Production methods for LGDs.

  • Possible treatments.

  • Current qualities produced.

  • Grading of LGDs and lab reports.

  • ​Myths and misconceptions.

  • Consumer FAQs.

  • Correct disclosure and advertising.

  • Identification tools for LGDs (including how to use them and expected results). Equipment covered includes; basic observation, UV reactions, screening tools; DiamondSure, GIAiD100, SWUV transparency testers and phosphorescence imaging. 

Students get access to a Retailer Toolkit, which contains high resolution images and diagrams that can be used for consumer marketing and education.

Online course

Entry requirements

None. Perfect for novices to those with extensive diamond and laboratory-grown diamond knowledge.

Time commitment

Approximately 10-12 hours.


 £249 + VAT

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Unlimited personal access

including all future updates

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30-day money-back guarantee

Your Instructor

Julia Griffith is the course creator of this online course and is your go-to guide if you have any questions during your studies.

Julia Griffith FGA DGA EG course instructor for laboratory-grown diamond online course instructor/tutor in gemmology

Julia Griffith FGA DGA EG

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