What Will I Learn?

  How to identify synthetic and treated materials.
  The synthetic processes.
  The types of treatments.
  Stones by localities.

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.

Being able to identify synthetic and,  especially, treated materials is a vital aspect of the modern gem and jewelry industry and many gem dealers have lost large sums of money by buying such stones as natural.

Note: As a pre-requisite for this course, applicants are required to have a prior basic gemological qualification - such as E102 Gem Identification, or equivalent - or have sufficient applicable industry experience.

Careers: Sorting & Wholesale , Marketing & Communication , Retail, Education & Research , Manufacturing & Design, Cutting/Lapidary, Luxury Goods, Dealership, Colored Stone Buyer, Jewelry Business, Owner, Jewelry Buyer, Estate Jewelry Dealership , PawnbrokerLeads to  Gem Identification , Colored Stone Grading and Pricing, Diamond Grading and Pricing

Duration: 4 weeks (Bangkok) 120 Hours. (Theory and Practical)

Pre - requisites: Basic gemological qualification recommended.

Recommended for: Gemstone Traders/Dealers, Gemstone Experts, Gemstone Buyers, Appraisers , Graders, Gemstone Lovers, Retailers

Max. number of students:15

You will learn:

  • How to identify synthetic and treated material
  • Synthetic processe
  • Types of treatments
  • Stones by localities

Gemstones available for testing:3,000

Time Table: Theory: 9:00 - 12:00, Practical: 13:00 - 16:00  (Mon- Fri) - Lunch Break: 12:00 - 13:00 * Please note: Lunch will not be provided by AIGS

Exams Theory: 80 multiple choice questions with short answers

Practical: ldentifv 10 qemstones

Language:English(Applicants enrolling in AIGS courses are required to have good English communication or IELT test at least 5.5 score.)

Price: USD 3,000

Instrument for student:Course book (syllabus), Loupe and Tweezers

 

*Synthetic & Treated Gem Identification Diploma*