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 usually 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: 4 weeks (Bangkok) 120 Hours. (Theory and Practical)
Pre - requisites: Basic gemological qualification recommended , Minimum 16 years of age
Recommended for: Gemstone Traders/Dealers, Gemstone Experts, Gemstone Buyers, Appraisers , Graders, Gemstone Lovers, Retailers
Max. number of students: 15
You will learn:
How to identify synthetic and treated material
Types of treatments
Stones by localities
Gemstones available for testing: 3,000
Time Table: Theory: 9:00 - 12:00, Practical: 13:00 - 16:00 (Mon - Fri) - Lunch Break: 12:00 - 13:00 * Please note: Lunch will not be provided by AIGS
Exams Theory: 80 multiple choice questions with short answers
Practical: ldentifv 10 qemstones
Language: English (Applicants enrolling in AIGS courses are required to have good English communication or IELT test at least 5.5 score.)
Price: USD 3,000
Instrument for student:Course book (syllabus), Loupe and Tweezers
*Synthetic & Treated Gem Identification Diploma*