What Will I Learn?

  Gem identification procedures.
  Proper instrument uses and techniques.
  The properties and attributes of a variety of gem materials.
  How to identify gemstones using a wide range of gemological instruments.
  How to identify and/or separate a minimum of 300 gemstones.
  Understand the properties and attributes of a variety of gem materials.


This course provides students with the skills they require to make quick and reliable gem identifications.

The course places great emphasis on the practical aspects of Gemology, understanding that confidence comes only through hands-on experience.

Pre – requisites: No experience required, Minimum 16 years of age

Careers: Sorting & Wholesale , Marketing & Communication, Retail, Geology, Cutting/Lapidary, Education & Research , Manufacturing & Design, Luxury Goods, Mineralogy, Dealership, Colored Stone Buyer, Jewelry Business Owner, Jewelry Buyer

Recommended for: Gemstone Traders , 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: Identify 10 gemstones