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De Beers Group is pleased to announce it has officially launched its education partnership with the National Gemstone Testing Centre (NGTC), China’s leading authority in the testing and inspection of gems and jewellery, extending the accessibility of De Beers Group’s diamond education courses to students in China.

The partnership, which was officially launched at the Beijing Jewellery Show in China on 13 December, will provide a variety of diamond education courses, supporting the needs of multiple groups across the diamond industry. Courses will focus on a range of content, including:

  • Insight into the diamond pipeline from start to finish, supporting the ability of participants to develop knowledge for commercial purposes, such as with sales presentations in a retail environment.
  • Lab-based courses to examine how to grade polished diamonds to a professional standard.
  • Synthetic diamond detection techniques so that students can effectively identify synthetic stones.

Jonathan Kendall, President of De Beers Group Industry Services, said: “It is a great honour to be collaborating with the NGTC to bring China a set of top quality educational courses. These courses have been designed to appeal to a full range of people – from those who wish to simply learn about diamonds and the diamond industry to those working in the industry, from manufacturing to retailing, who wish to extend their knowledge to be more successful in their careers. We look forward to helping people in China develop their skills and supporting the development of the Chinese jewellery industry to achieve its full potential in the years ahead.”

Mr Sun Fengmin, Vice Director of National Gems & Jewellery Technology Administrative Centre, said: “ We are honoured to partner with the world's leading diamond company, De Beers Group, who will share their...

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