Rough Marking
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Rough Evaluation Rough Marking Polishing and Cutting


Rough Diamond Marking Course

  1. Duration of Rough Diamond Marking Course

    It is a 2 week course - full day from Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 14:00.

  2. Commencement

    The Rough Diamond Marking Courses will be run as follows:-

    Rough Diamond Marking Courses
    Start Date End Date Status
    15 January 201826 January 2018Vacancies
    29 January 201809 February 2018Vacancies
    12 February 201823 February 2018Vacancies
    26 February 201809 March 2018Vacancies
    12 March 201823 March 2018Vacancies
    26 March 201806 April 2018Vacancies
    09 April 201820 April 2018Vacancies
    23 April 201804 May 2018Vacancies
    07 May 201818 May 2018Vacancies
    21 May 201801 June 2018Vacancies
    04 June 201815 June 2018Vacancies
    18 June 201829 June 2018Vacancies

  3. Course Fee

    The course fee is R10,000.00 inclusive.

    To ensure personal attention, each course is limited to a maximum of two students.

    A registration deposit of 50% is payable to secure the student's place. Check availability of course date before paying a deposit. Acceptance will only be confirmed upon receipt of the required deposit paid into our bank account and proof provided.

  4. General Course Objective

    To give the student a basic understanding of how to mark a rough diamond for cutting in relation to size, clarity and shape / cut.

  5. Course Outline

    1. Use of equipment.
    2. Marking of rough diamonds:-
      • Drawing lines free-hand
      • Drawing lines using the marking machine
      • Optimising recovery weight
      • Optimising clarity
      • Retaining coulet
      • Pricing

  6. Certificate

    There will be a practical exam on completion of this course, and the student will receive a certificate stating that they have successfully completed the Rough Diamond Marking Course at the Diamond Education College.

  7. Applications

    1. Applications must be made well in advance because of the limited number of students that can be accommodated at any specific intake.
    2. Admission is solely at the discretion of the college.
    3. Full fee must be paid before commencement of the course.
    4. Fees are not refundable. Postponing of the course is possible only with two weeks advance notice.

  8. Equipment

    All equipment for use during the course will be provided and remain the property of the Diamond Education College.

  9. Accommodation and Transport

    Students must arrange their own transport and accommodation.

  10. Discipline

    Students will be subject to the disciplinary code of the Diamond Education College. Any student who is in breach of its code will be liable to suspension or expulsion without refund of fees paid.

  11. Language

    The course is presented in English.