An international diamond educational web series was launched in April with the Advanced Diamond Online Academy by BrankoGems.com. Scheduled to drop at various times, the web seminars feature eight of the world’s leading scientific, diamond- focused minds. The introductory seminar by John Chapman of Gemetrix, Australia has been available as a free download since the end of February 2021 by visiting www.BrankoGems.com. Hailing from Australia, Canada, China, Russia, Switzerland and the USA, the team of gemmological experts offer a dynamic, hour-long diamond discussion.
The lecture series debut focuses on a common concern for diamond professionals and jewellery retailers worldwide: the need to quickly and accurately identify lab-grown and treated diamonds and screen colour origin of coloured diamonds, especially at the point-of-sale. Blockchain technology may identify a natural diamond’s origination but full disclosure moves natural, man-made and treated diamonds from counters to consumers. Wherever a diamond is sold, trust precedes the sale, and trust aligns with safe and secure diamond detection.
The array of diamond gear to handle this job is a clutter of confusion. Enter the Advanced Diamond Online Academy offering results and recommendations tested on over 15 devices with over 100 diamonds of various origins.
“Today’s diamond trade has specific needs when determining the type of diamond being tested,” noted Branko Deljanin, president and head gemmologist at CGL Canadian Gemlab and founder of Branko Gems. “Be it loose or mounted, white or fancy, the ability to confirm if a diamond is mined, treated or man-made is a critical criterion. This is why we’re opening our advanced diamond education program with this topic after 10 years of offering practical workshops in 17 countries worldwide.”
Backed by decades of diamond expertise starting with GIA to co-authoring with Dusan Simic (AG&J, USA) a series of popular publications including Laboratory Grown Diamonds Information Guide to HPHT and CVD Grown Diamonds, Deljanin is a frequent industry event headliner, and the chairperson of the Mediterranean Gem and Jewellery Conference. As the host of popular online gemmological webinars since 2019, Deljanin offers live interaction with sought-after scientists, university professors, diamond researchers and gemmological lab pioneers the world over.
The lecture series is set to run until June 2021 and will included Dr. Alexander Zaitsev of New York University; Mikko Astrom of MAGILABS, Finland; Dr. Thomas Hainschwang of GGTL Laboratories, Lichtenstein/Switzerland; Dr. Taijin Lu of NGTC laboratory, China, and Dr. Viktor Vins of Velman in Russia will discuss diamond detection and defects.
Attendees of a single lecture will receive a letter of attendance while those that complete ten seminars will gain an academy certificate and a 25% discount toward the purchase of the fourth-series, advanced book, Diamonds: Natural, Treated and Laboratory-Grown by Branko Deljanin and the seven co-authoring experts from the Advanced Diamond Online Academy to be released in mid-2021.
Register today and catch up on previous lectures at tinyurl.com/DiamondAcademy-1