The six-month 'Accredited Gemologist' (A.G.) program emphasizes the practical gemstone identification and synthetic/treatment detection skills required to become a proficient gemologist in today's gem and jewelry industry, as well as providing a solid grounding in the commercial aspects of grading and valuation. In addition to classroom-based theoretical and practical instruction, students are given the opportunity to visit various gem mining localities, jewelry production facilities and gemstone trading hubs throughout Thailand, as well as further afield in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Four required courses are included within the A.G. program:
E102 : Gem Identification
E103: Diamond Grading and Pricing
E201: Colored Stone Grading and Pricing
E301: Synthetics and Treated Gem Identification
The A.G. Diploma is fully recognized by Thailand's Ministry of Education.
- Focus on rapid sight ID.
- New Collection of stones to examine from new deposits.
- Increased access to real life market experiences.