A222 Natural Diamond Specialist NDS Certificate Course
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Course Introduction

As a professional gemological laboratory established in Hong Kong with long history, and by virtue of its more than three decades of professional gemmological education experience, Asian Gemmological Institute and Laboratory Limited (AGIL) specially offers the one-day intensive “Natural Diamond Specialist NSC Certificate Course”. The Course aims to enable students to apply different hi-tech advanced instruments for inspection and testing of different types of diamonds, according to their scientific classification. The most advanced diamond testing instruments worth millions of dollars owned by AGIL, and more than 200 pieces of various natural and synthetic diamond specimens will be used in the “Natural Diamond Specialist NSC Certificate Course”. The students can grasp the application skills of hi-tech instruments to test natural diamonds from 1 point to 10 carats, through participation in the interactive practical activities. 

Course Content

 1.     Features of natural and synthetic diamonds

2.     Scientific classification of diamonds (Types Ia, Ib, IIa and IIb)

3.     Applications of hi-tech advanced diamond testing instruments, including:

3.1         Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)

3.2         Laser Raman Spectrometer

3.3         DiamondSureTM

3.4         DiamondViewTM

3.5         DiamondPlusTM

3.6         Gem-3000 Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrometer (UV-VIS)

3.7         DS2000/3000 Visible-light Spectrometer

3.8         D-Screen / Gemlogis TAUPE



Tuition Fee
HK$1,280 (Members of “Asia Pacific Gemmologist Society” and various jewellery trade associations may enjoy 15% off to enrol the Course at HK$1,088.)
Commencement Date:
6 hours, 3 hours each in the morning and afternoon, to be completed in 1 day
Chinese – Cantonese
1 year or above working experience in the jewellery industry, or taken any gemology course(s).