Elementary Polishing Course

The course provides practical introduction to the diamond industry, from understanding rough diamond evaluation and planning to diamond polishing basics.

Course Information


Course Information

  • This course is specially designed for the Business Person who does not have the time, to spend on our longer courses, but who wants to know how to value a Rough Diamond, and has the desire to gain knowledge and practical experience of the polishing process and related aspects.
  • Prerequisite: Candidate must enrol for both Rough Diamond Evaluation and Diamond Polishing component. Cannot enrol for the 6 weeks polishing only.
  • This is not a course to attend if the Candidate wants to become/work as a Diamond Polisher/Cutter.
  • It is mainly a practical course - hands-on training, where the student/learners taught to understand the characteristics and the various qualities on a variety of Rough Diamonds, so that he/she can, with the necessary time, determination and diligence make meaningful decisions regarding the valuation of rough diamonds and the polishing process.
  • Students/Learners are provided with the tools and equipment for the duration of the course. (All the tools and equipment remain the school's property.)


  • 8 Weeks
  • Monday to Friday
  • 08:00- 15:00


What will it Cost me?

The course fee is R38253.00 ( Inclusive of VAT)

Excludes: Printed Hard Copy of the Rough Evaluation Manual . It can be purchased for R 270.00


What will I get?

On successful completion of the course you will receive Certificates of Completion for both components from Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Training School.


Important information that I need to know?

An application must be made in advance as only a limited number of seats are available per class.

Identification book or Passport is required to enter the Diamond Centre.

Only a limited number of candidates can be accommodated.

Full course fees are payable to secure the candidate's place.

Fees are non-refundable after the commencement date.

Candidate must arrange their own transport and accommodation.


Cancellation must be done in writing, 14 working days prior to the start date of the course. If not Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Training School reserves the right to charge the full course fee.


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