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Graduate Gemologist Program

Learn the science and technical knowledge you need to deal in the entire spectrum of diamonds and colored stones. Through extensive practice, become efficient at grading diamonds accurately and consistently. Work with GIA instructor and gemological testing equipment to learn how to identify a broad variety of gems, including those considered unusual or challenging.

Past GIA graduates have gone on to pursue career as:

  • Retail Jewelry
  • Sales Professional
  • Jewelry Manager
  • Jewelry Executive
  • Jewelry Training Officer
  • Loose Stone Dealer
  • Sales Representative
  • Manufacturing Sales Executive

Program Highlights

  • Learn how the 4Cs(color, clarity, cut, and carat weight) affect diamond value
  • Learn how to grade diamonds in the normal color range
  • Learn to use gemological instrument designed to help you grade and identify hundreds of gemstones
  • Learn how to detect synthetics and treatments
  • Learn how to describe color in gemstones
  • Work with diamond simulants
  • Learn how to detect fracture-filled diamonds

Distance Education students:

To complete the Gem Identification Course, you need to complete your assignments in GIA's Student Workroom. For complete Student Workroom activities, hours, and fees, please contact our office.

Registration No.: 360472. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.


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