Lab Class


Course Description

This course examines how to buy and sell akoya, South Sea, Tahitian and freshwater pearls with insight and skill; and GIA’s 7 Pearl Value Factors™: size, shape, colour, lustre, surface quality, nacre quality and matching. You will be taught the difference between natural and cultured pearls, post-harvest treatments, imitation pearls and pearl testing. The final exam is online, open book and does not require an invigilator.

Try a complimentary lesson for this course.

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What you earn

  • Pearls Certificate