Graduate Gemologist Diploma Program:
Students will take fundamental courses in gemology studying the full spectrum of gems from colored stones, diamonds, pearls, to their synthetic counterparts where students are trained to distinguish the cuts, weight, treatment, value, and effects of popular demand and supply. Students will learn to evaluate gems efficiently and accurately utilize up-to-date testing procedures and equipment during hands on lab testing. A framework of gems in their history, use, and designs, is outlined in courses and seminars, where students can grow in appreciation and understanding to the various factors that affect the demand for jewelry. From the physical and chemical properties of stones to the skills needed to trade and buy will be thoroughly examined within the program, fully equipping our graduates to work in the field. Graduates can enter into entry-level positions as an: Assistant buyer, assistant store manager, diamond grader, gemologist, diamond sales representative, wholesale sales representative, retail sales associate, quality control professional, and stone setter.
Graduate Gemologist Diploma Program Requirements:
The Graduate Gemologist Diploma program lasts 20 weeks long and contains 600 clock hours. The program can be completed in approximately two quarters.