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American Institute Of Diamond Cutting










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The American Institute Of Diamond Cutting is the only diamond cutting training school in the entire United States. It's licensed by the Florida Department of Education to teach diamond cutting and rough diamond grading professions. The Institute also accepts nonimmigrant alien students and United States military personnel under the Veterans Benefit.

The American Institute of Diamond Cutting, located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, accepts applications from interested parties by mail. Enrollment fees and tuition varies by program. The rough diamond grading program has fees of $150 and tuition of $3,500. The diamond manufacturing and equipment program has a tuition cost of $5,000 with inclusive fees of $500. The diamond business management and marketing program has tuition of $3,500 and inclusive enrollment fees of $500. The fancy colored diamond program has enrollment fees of $150 and a tuition cost of $2,500.

In addition to the programs the American Institute of Diamond Cutting offers it also features an in-house rough diamond cutting service. The institute manufactures and custom designs cuts to rough diamonds and can be consulted on any work that's required by customers. All received diamonds go through strict procedures, including weightings, analysis and a consultation.

All students at the American Institute of Diamond Cutting also have large stores of information, research and photographs at their disposal. The Institute keeps records going back twenty years. Recently, the Institute began releasing some of its publications and materials to the diamond industry as well as the public, although most of it remains available only to currently enrolled students. A few current publications are available for purchase on the Institute's web page, including a field guide to rough diamonds and information on diamond cutting and colored diamonds.

The American Institute of Diamond Cutting was founded by an accomplished diamond cutter, Nizam Peters, in 1980. Today the Institute is recognized internationally and continues to provide a quality education to students from around the world. Current instructors include Stephen Hofer, instructor in the Fancy Colored Diamond Program. Hofer has been in the field of colored diamonds since the very early 80's and has had accomplishments such as examining the Hope blue diamond, publishing a seven-year study and speaking at the 1981 International Gemological Symposium in Los Angeles. Also at the American Institute of Diamond Cutting is Svetlana Frank, a fancy color specialist and diamond cutter and Leslie Peters, a diamond cutter and rough specialist.

Vicente Ross is a diamond connoisseur who has turned his passion for fine jewelry, diamonds and precious metals into a consumer based information portal. He travels the world acquiring information on famous diamonds, loose diamonds, Black Diamonds, antique jewelry and other fine jewelry and shares his finds and expertise on his information packed website



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