Program Number / Title: PG21 – Graduate Pearls Grader Program.
Clock Hours / Instructional Weeks: 24 clock hours program enrollment.
(6 frontal lessons and 18 lab sessions).
Total Charges: 115.00 OMR (299.00 USD) for complete program enrollment.
Time Limitation: 3 months.
Final Qualification: GIG International Diploma.

The GIG Graduate Pearls Grader Program provides the product knowledge and grading skills to effectively buy inventory and build confidence when buying and selling Akoya, South Sea, Tahitian and freshwater pearls.
You will be taught the Pearl Value Factors: size, shape, color, luster, surface quality, nacre quality and matching – the criteria for assessing the value of pearls. Topics covered include post-harvest treatments, imitation pearls and pearl testing.

What You Will Learn:

  • Explain the differences between natural and cultured pearls.
  • Evaluate and grade cultured pearls based on Pearl Value Factors.
  • Describe cultured pearl types and their sources.
  • Identify “other” pearl types found in the marketplace.
  • Describe common pearl treatments.
  • Understand the relationship of beauty, value, and quality.
  • Learn the process of pearl culturing and marketing.

What You Earn:

Graduate Pearls Grader Diploma.

Occupations May Include:

Jewelry Business Owner, Pearl Buyer, Pearl Sorter/Grader, Retailer, Wholesaler.

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