The Natural Diamond Story

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The world's natural diamonds have an incredible story to tell, from their inconceivably ancient origins to their current role, sustaining millions of the world’s people today. This course provides facts and important context about the natural diamond value chain.



The Natural Diamond Story | Course 107

This eLearning course provides important information about natural diamond formation, extraction and the modern diamond industry’s initiatives which are protecting the environment and funding jobs, healthcare, education, and infrastructure for communities in some of the world’s most remote locations.

Learn with IGI

IGI grades more diamonds, gemstones, and jewelry in more locations around the world than any other gemological organization. IGI is the world’s first institute to hold ISO Accreditation in both natural and lab grown diamond grading and the only worldwide institute protecting consumers by grading finished diamond jewelry, as well as loose gemstones.

The Natural Diamond Story | Course 107



Companion Courses: Diamond Program*

  • 4Cs: Carat Weight
  • 4Cs: Color
  • 4Cs: Clarity
  • 4Cs: Cut
  • Lab Grown Diamonds

*Pass all six Diamond Program courses to receive an IGI Certificate of Completion

The Natural Diamond Story | Course 107

  1. Physical properties
  2. Spectacular facts
  3. Transport and extraction
  4. Social responsibility and geopolitics
  5. The diamond value chain