Program Number / Title: GID21 – Graduate Colored Gemstones
and Gem Identification Program.
Clock Hours / Instructional Weeks: 263 clock hours
(95 frontal lessons and 168 lab sessions).
Total Charges: 2,690.00 OMR (6,996.10 USD) for complete program enrollment.
Time Limitation: 1 years
Final Qualification: GIG International Diploma.

The GIG Graduate Colored Gemstones and Gem Identification Program explores the identification of common and unusual gemstones found in the marketplace.
Subjects covered include the correct usage of standard gemological equipment to distinguish natural, treated and laboratory-grown gemstones. The program also examines which gems are commercially important, shifting supply patterns, and how these factors affect gem prices and availability.

What You Will Learn:

  • Use gemological equipment to identify gemstones.
  • How to evaluate gemstone quality.
  • Recognize how quality, rarity and color affect value and determine how market factors affect gem value.
  • Understand how gems are mined, fashioned and brought to the marketplace.

What You Earn:

Graduate Colored Gemstones and Gem Identification Diploma.

Occupations May Include:

Appraiser, Auction House Jewelry Specialist, Colored Gemstone Buyer, Estate Jewelry Dealer, Jewelry Business Owner, Jewelry Buyer, Pawnbroker, Retailer, Wholesaler.

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Lisa Greggio, Gemological Laboratory

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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.

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