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 Post subject: GIA Advanced Synthetic Diamond Seminar
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:15 pm 
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Learn the Latest Techniques to Identify Synthetic Diamonds from GIA Researchers

– Seating is Limited.

Synthetic diamond technology is moving quickly, and with more synthetic diamonds available in the market, the gem and jewelry trade needs to be prepared with tools and techniques that will help them distinguish natural from synthetic diamonds.

In the GIA Advanced Synthetic Diamond Seminar, participants will gain in-depth knowledge of advanced diamond identification techniques, including hands-on experience with current production synthetic diamonds and the latest detection technology.

These one- to two-day seminars (length may vary by location) build on GIA’s more than 60 years of scientific research into natural, treated and synthetic diamonds and 80 years of GIA’s industry-leading gemological education programs.

The seminars are a combination of lecture and lab that leverages the expertise of GIA research scientists and the education skills and experience of GIA instructors. The GIA research scientist presenting the seminar will have expert knowledge of synthetic diamond as a material, its identification and gemological characteristics, along with the processes used by GIA’s laboratories to separate synthetic from natural diamonds.
Topics Include

Natural and synthetic diamond formation, diamond defects and their analysis, (including the basic principles of spectroscopy)

The gemological properties of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) grown synthetic diamonds

Post-growth treatment of synthetic diamond

The analytical instrumentation used by laboratories to identify synthetic diamonds

Hands-on sample examination of natural and synthetic diamonds

Hands-on operation of GIA instruments including the GIA iD100™, GIA DiamondCheck™ and the GIA UV Lamp with Viewing Cabinet.

Additional Information

GIA Alumni receive a 10% discount. This member benefit is available to all global GIA Alumni when registering for this seminar. Please communicate your alumni status for validation when registering.

Previous gemological training and/or experience recommended.


New dates and locations may be added throughout the year. Seating is limited to less than 20 participants (depending on location).

For seminar costs, questions or to enroll, please complete the form below or call the telephone number listed for each location.


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