The International Gemological Institute (IGI) will hold a series of practical classes and seminars in Toronto.
The first class in the series, the Polished Diamond Course, is scheduled for June 9-13 at the Canadian Jewellers Association, 27 Queen St. East, Suite 600. The cost of attending the comprehensive five-day class is $995 (Canadian).
The class focuses on diamond grading using the internationally accepted system; theoretical notions; analysis of diamond cut and finish; and diamond simulants and methods of detection. At the end of the course, all students who pass a practical exam will be awarded a certificate of completion from IGI. Other upcoming classes at IGI Toronto include the Rough Diamond Course, Colored Stones Course, Pearl Grading Course, and an Advanced Diamond Workshop.
For information on classes, call the registrar at (888) 289-4447.