Program Number / Title: GG21 – Gemologist Program.
Clock Hours / Instructional Weeks: 369 clock hours
(more than 135 frontal lessons and 234 lab sessions).
Total Charges: 3,900.00 OMR (10,143.00 USD) for complete program enrollment.
Time Limitation: 2 years
Final Qualification: GIG International Diploma.

The GIG Gemologist Program delivers a comprehensive gemology education on diamonds and colored stones.
Using the latest gemological equipment, you will work with real diamonds and gemstones under the trained eyes of GIG instructors.
Through extensive lab work, you will practice identifying and grading diamonds and colored stones in an efficient, accurate and consistent manner.

What You Will Learn:

  • Diamond 4Cs (color, clarity, cut and carat weight)
  • Build a knowledge base about colored stones and the market
  • Use gemological equipment effectively to identify gemstones
  • How to evaluate gemstone quality, rarity and color
  • Identify gemstone characteristics, simulants and treatments, and recognize when advanced testing is required
  • Understand how gems are mined, fashioned and brought to the marketplace and determine how market factors affect gem value.

What You Earn:

Gemologist Diploma/Professional Jeweler Diploma/Graduate Diamond Grader Diploma/Graduate Colored Stones – Gem Identification Diploma/Graduate Pearl Grader Diploma.

Occupations May Include:

Appraiser, Auction House Jewelry Specialist, Colored Stone Buyer, Diamond Buyer, Diamond Sorter/Grader, Estate Jewelry Dealer, Gemologist, Inventory Control Specialist, Jewelry Business Owner, Jewelry Buyer, Lab and Research Professional, Merchandiser, Pawnbroker, Retailer, Sales Associate and Wholesaler.

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Fabio Damico, Chief Executive Officer

“I can easily compare our Gem Lab to and Research Department to a spaceship. We can explore the unknown, we can easily face all the modern market challenges and, most important, win them.”

Lisa Greggio, Gemological Laboratory

“I never thought that my passion and experience for meteorites would play a
decisive role in GIG. Here we have widened the range of the Laboratory activity bringing the limits beyond the normal gemological context.”

Maya Musa, Research Department Director.

“Gemology has to be a science, not just a discipline. As gemologists have to be scientists. This is the future of gemology. Future that is already the present in GIG.”

Evanghelia Kountouraki , Luxury Academy Director

“I prepare the students to the most difficult challenge: life. The jewelery trade is a jungle, and all my students have to know not only how to survive, but also I to be a guide for others.”

Sharifa Al Badi, Press Officer

“The first time I walked in GIG, I saw immediately the true heart of it: technology, professionalism and passion, the perfect mix. My daily challenge is to communicate it.”