Emphasizing the practical gem identification and synthetic/treatment detection skills required to become a proficient gemologist in today's industry, as well as providing a solid grounding in the commercial aspects of grading and valuation.
( 6 months, USD 11,000 )
This intensive course covers over three hundred well-known and less commonly encountered gemstones, and is aimed at providing students with the skills they need to make quick and reliable gem identifications.
( 12 weeks, USD 5,000 )
This course provides students with a grounding in the assessment of color, clarity and cut for a large number of colored gemstones, emphasizing how such factors affect their values in an ever-changing marketplace.
( 4 weeks, USD 2,500 )
With a collection of over a thousand rough and cut stones, this course offers students a rare opportunity to examine all the major synthetic and treated gem varieties found within the marketplace.
( 4 weeks, USD 3,000 )
Offering access to hundreds of diamonds in a wide variety of grades, sizes, cuts and levels of clarity, this course unit provides students with the skills required to judge the “Four C’s” of diamond grading.
( 4 weeks, USD 2,000 )
A basic introduction to the major sources, physical properties and market values of some of the most well-known gem varieties, providing students with the opportunity to get valuable hands-on experience.
( 5 days, USD 700 )
Intensive five-day training course, covering the fundamentals of diamond identification, as well as the grading and valuation procedures commonly applied to both colorless and colored stones.
( 5 days, USD 1,000 )
Training in design fundamentals, expressed through the media of sketching and watercolor-based painting, for the design of rings, earrings, pendants etc
( 48 days, USD 2,500 )
This ten-day course provides a basic foundation in fast, pencil-based sketching skills and is aimed at beginners and seasoned professionals alike.
Ruby Sapphire Emerald Identification EXCLUSIVE COURSE
( 5 days, USD 1,500 )
Learn and practice how to detect lead(Pb) treated ruby and how to identify significant structures and traces in a natural gemstone.
( 3 days, USD 2,000 )
This 2-day course allows students to apply the “4 c’s” of diamond grading and learn how these factors effect a stone’s value. Students will also receive a grounding in the detection of enhanced and synthetic stones.
( 2 days, USD 350 )
Designed with a view to introducing students to ruby and sapphire grading, this course provides access to approximately fifty corundum samples with a wide range of source localities, internal features and qualities.
This course teaches the student about the basics of how to identify treated from untreated stones. You will also learn about the different treatments performed on Rubies and Sapphires.
Not only will this course allow students to differentiate between freshwater, South Sea and cultured pearls, but the class also provides important tips for maintaining these often fragile and vulnerable organic gems.
( 1 day, USD 170 )
AIGS has hundreds of jade samples from which students can learn how to identify jade from its many simulants, as well as how to grade such pieces.
( 2 days, USD 670 )