The Diamond Education College is
located in the South African Diamond Centre building in downtown
The SA Diamond Centre is the hub
of the South African Diamond Industry and is the home of major
industry organisations such as the South African Diamond Board,
the Diamond Bourse of South Africa, the Diamond Merchants'
Association of Southern Africa, the Rough Diamond Dealers'
Association of South Africa, The Diamond Development Company and
In addition, the Centre houses
more than 100 diamond dealing companies, polishing factories,
manufacturing jewellers, shipping companies and diamond equipment
The physical address of the college is:-
Suite 607, 6th Floor
SA Diamond Centre
225 Main Street
Click here for a map
The phone, fax and
Phone: +27 11
Fax: +27 11 334-5917
(for Chat only)
About the College
The lecturer of the Diamond
Education College is Dennis White. His achievements include:
than 40 years experience in the diamond industry
in the United Kingdom on the Piermatic automatic polishing machines.
in polishing all sizes of round brilliant and fancy cut
a Master in the diamond industry
diamond cut & polished by Mr.White - finished weight
84 carats – fancy yellow, Baraion cut.
production of a De Beers Site holding company and amassed a wealth of
experience and expertise in the diamond industry
rough diamonds direct from the diggers, mining companies and tender
to various African countries sourcing rough diamonds.
in alluvial diamond mining operations in Equatorial Africa.
his own business and is well knows for his knowledge and integrity in the
of Board of Directors – Diamond Merchants Association of Southern Africa.
of Masters Diamond Cutters Association.
the end of 2009 Dennis decided it was time to “give back” knowledge
and information to empower prospective entrants into the diamond
industry and joined the family of the Diamond
Education College as a lecturer.
Tienie Barnes (1944-2016), founder of the college. His achievments included:
Was a Master Diamond Cutter
Managed one of the largest diamond
cutting works in South Africa
Owned and operated his own diamond
Invented the diamond marking machine
Introduced a Rough Diamond Evaluation & Grading course for the first time
anywhere in the world
Founded the original Diamond Education College during
1996 and was the first institute in South Africa to offer full training to
all South Africans
Lectured on diamonds for over 40 years
Was a qualified gemologist
Was a graduate in Criterion Reference
Was a graduate in Interaction Management
Had a diploma in Allen Management
Was a member of the Diamond Merchant's
Association of South Africa
Was a member of the World Federation of
Developed the training standards for the diamond
industry for the MQA
Wrote the training material for the education of
students wishing to comply with the diamond industry training standards
SA Diamond Centre Facilities
All students have access to SA
Diamond Centre's two restaurants (one of them is Kosher), which offers a wide
variety of meals.
All students have access to Banking
Facilities. The Diamond Centre houses agencies of:-
- Standard Bank of South
Diamond Grading Facilities
All students have access to Diamond
Grading Facilities. The Diamond Centre houses the offices
- The Gemmological Institute of America
- The European Grading