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Who Are We?

The Online Rough Diamond Course was designed and produced by Chantal Peters; the third generation in a family of diamond experts. This family-owned business began with her grandfather, who ran his own diamond mining operation on the Amazon river, in the jungles of Guyana. Later in life, he moved to the United States with his family to start a new life and continued to succeed in the diamond field.

Chantal has adopted this deep-rooted curriculum to the online rough diamond lessons that were developed by her father, Nizam Peters. Mr. Peters teaches this program in his institute, A.I.D.C., based in Florida, since 1980. This institute is the only diamond cutting school in the United States that is licensed to teach the prestigious profession of diamond cutting and rough diamond grading. Mr. Peters is a published author of 5 books in the study of diamonds.

Chantal Peters was involved in many different aspects of business from a very young age. Ms. Peters is the CEO and co-educator of the online rough diamond program. Ms. Peters has dedicated countless hours of studying rough diamonds to bring education to others, through this online course. She has also completed the Rough Diamond Grading Program at A.I.D.C. Inc., and was awarded a Certificate pronouncing her an expert rough diamond grader, at age 14.

In recent years, Ms. Peters recognized the need and growing demand for online learning, and bringing her father’s in-school curriculum to the next level. Considering the recent change many have experienced all over the world, online learning has become hugely popular by simply being proving to be more convenient than traditional face to face courses.

Meet the Team

The Family here at AIDC stands ready to provide you with the education you need to be successful in the rough diamond industry. With three generations of experience and available hands-on class room education available to you, we are your number one source for learning about rough diamonds.


Nizam Peters

Author & Professor

Senior Professor and Founder of the American Institute of Diamond Cutting Inc.


Chantal Peters

Founder & CEO, Rough Diamond Grader

Third generation Diamond Expert and Nationally Recognized Diamond Grader


Svetlana Frank

Vice President

Diamond Cutter, Rough Diamond expert and Co-Founder of the Rough Diamond Course.

Ready For The Exciting World Of Diamonds?

The Rough Diamond Course is the worlds only online study program to learn the Evaluation process of Rough Diamonds from A to Z. Study at your own pace and test your skills through interactive tests and detailed lesson plans.