AIGS  Courses

Intensive Accredited Gemologist Diploma
1

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.

Intensive Accredited Gemologist Diploma
2

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.

Gem Identification
3

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.

Synthetic and Treated Gem Identification
4

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.

Colored Stone Grading and Pricing
5

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.

Diamond Grading and Pricing
6

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.


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Countertop Sketching
7

This ten-day course provides a basic foundation in fast, pencil-based sketching skills and is aimed at beginners and seasoned professionals alike.

Jewelry Design
8

Training in design fundamentals, expressed through the media of sketching and watercolor-based painting, for the design of rings, earrings, pendants etc

Introduction to Gems and Gemology
9

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-Day Diamond Grading and Pricing
10

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.

Pearl Course
11

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.

Jade Course
12

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.

Ruby, Sapphire Identification, Grading and Trading Course
13

Intensive Ruby and Sapphire Identification and Grading

Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Essential Course
14

To give students maximum exposure to the mainstream synthetic ruby sapphires emerald as well as their natural counterparts and the mechanics and practice of ruby sapphire emerald grading pricing available.