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.

Pre - requisites: Basic gemological qualification recommended.

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

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

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

Gemstones available for testing: 3,000

Exams Theory: 100 multiple choice questions with short answers. Practical: ldentifv 10 qemstones