What Will I Learn?

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

Remark : Intensive Synthetic & Treated Gem Identification (2 Weeks)

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: 2 weeks (Theory and Practical)

Pre - requisites: Basic gemological qualification recommended.

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


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: 09:00 - 16:00  (Mon- Fri)  Lunch Break: 12:00 - 13:00 * Please note: Lunch will not be provided by AIGS

Exams Theory: 100 multiple choice questions with short answers

Practical: ldentifv 10 qemstones

Language: English(Applicants enrolling in AIGS courses are required to have good English communication)

Price: USD 3,000


*Synthetic & Treated Gem Identification Diploma*



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Synthetic, Treated, Gem Identification, Identify synthetic gem, Identify treated gem.

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