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The Canadian Diamond industry needs more knowledge about rough diamonds and we are rising to the challenge.

"Gemological Research" offers various programs on rough diamonds.

Rough Diamond  Program for Exploration Geologist

January 23 –25, 2007 in Vancouver

Instructors: Elena Deljanin (Gemological Research), Branko Deljanin (EGL Canada)

1st day: MORPHOLOGY

  • Geology of diamonds
  • Crystallography of diamonds
  • Physical and optical properties of diamonds
  • Morphology of rough diamonds
  • Typomorphic features of rough diamonds
  • Various distortions of diamond’s shape
  • Practical work with macro-diamonds (typing, fluorescence, morphology)

2nd day: DESCRIPTION (at EGL Gem lab by Branko Deljanin)

  • Surface features of diamonds
  • Classification of rough diamonds
  • Description of diamonds by categories
  • Practical work with macro-diamonds (surface characteristics, morphology)
  • Update on diamond treatments, imitations and synthetics
  • Use of standard and advanced instruments in detection of synthetic diamonds
  • Practical work on identification of treated and synthetic diamonds

3rd day: MICRODIAMONDS

  • Processing of micro-diamonds
  • Morphology of micro-diamonds
  • Identification of micro-diamonds
  • Description of micro-diamonds
  • Practical work with micro-diamonds (description, morphology)
  • Handling, sieving and measuring of micro-diamonds
  • Description of diamonds from DMS concentrate
  • Practical work with micro-diamonds (handling, identification)

Cost is $1,800; places are limited to a maximum of 8, so please make reservation ($200) by check to:

Gemological Research
4598 Glenwood Avenue
North Vancouver, BC
V7R 4G5

Or by contacting Branko at 604-619-3590 or brankogem@gmail.com


This $200 will go as a donation towards “Polina Society”, non-profit organization for children and young adults with special needs, and you will get charitable receipt.


Rough Diamond Grading

February 25-28, 2008 in Vancouver

Instructors: Elena Deljanin (Gemological Research), Branko Deljanin (EGL Canada)

1st day: MORPHOLOGY

  • Geology and the origin of diamonds
  • Mining of diamonds
  • Study of diamond crystallography
  • Morphology of rough diamonds
  • Typomorphic features of diamonds of various origin
  • Practical studies of diamond stress (using polariscope)
  • Practical studies of surface features of diamonds

2nd day: CLASSIFICATION

  • Description of a rough diamond
  • Classification of rough diamonds
  • Grading according to size and shape
  • Colour and clarity of rough diamonds
  • Practical studies in classification
  • Practical studies grading color and clarity

3rd day: GRADING

  • Working with well shaped crystals
  • How to calculate the potential cut diamond’s weight
  • Basic difference between two rough diamonds grading approaches: classification/pricelist and through polished prediction/polished pricelist.
  • Diamonds cut for “ideal”
  • Practical work of weight estimation (recovery weight)
  • Practical work on grading of diamond rough samples

4th day: EVALUATION (at EGL Gem lab by Branko Deljanin)

  • Evaluation of rough and polished diamonds
  • Polished diamonds: modern grading systems and pricing information
  • Practical work on evaluation of diamond rough samples
  • Update on diamond treatments and diamond simulants
  • Identification of synthetics with standard and advanced instruments
  • Practical work with synthetic and treated diamonds
  • Tour of EGL Gem Lab with explanation of standard and advanced instruments

Cost is $2,000; places are limited to a maximum of 8, so please make a reservation ($200) to EGL Gem Lab by credit card or check by contacting Branko at 604- 619-3590 or brankogem@gmail.com