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.
Careers: Sorting & Wholesale , Appraisal & Valuation , Marketing & Communication , Retail, Sales Associate , Geology , Mineralogy, Cutting/ Lapidary,Education, Laboratory & Research , Gemologist , Manufacturing & Design, Luxury Goods , Colored Stone Buyer, Auction House Jewelry Specialist , Dealership , Diamond Buyer, Diamond Sorter/Grader , Estate Jewelry Dealer, Jewelry Business Owner, Jewelry Buyer, Pawnbroker
Gem Identification 12 weeks
Synthetic and Treated Gem Identification 4 weeks
Colored Stone Grading and Pricing 4 weeks
Diamond Grading and Pricing 4 weeks
Duration: 6 months (Bangkok) 600 Hours.
Pre-requisites: No experience required, Minimum 16 years of age
Recommended for: Gemstone Traders, Gemstone Experts, Gemstone Buyers, Appraisers , Graders, Gemstone Lovers, Retailers
Max. number of students: 15
Language: English (Applicants enrolling in AIGS courses are required to have good English communication or IELT test at least 5.5 score.)
Instrument for student: Course book (syllabus), Toolset
*The Acredited Gemologist Diploma*