Professional Development

Applied Jewelry Professional Programme


Course Description

Designed for working professionals, the Applied Jewelry Professional (AJP) programme covers essential information about diamonds, coloured stones, precious metals and jewellery features that will help you answer customer questions with confidence and poise. Study a rich eLearning curriculum at your own pace from the convenience of your computer.

Who Should Take This Course 

AJP provides ongoing education for professionals in careers such as:

• Antique Jewellery Dealer
• Jewellery Assistant Manager
• Jewellery Sales Professional
• Jewellery Training Officer
• Pawnbroker
• Television Shopping Host

What You'll Learn

• Describe how the 4Cs (clarity, colour, cut and carat weight) affect a diamond’s value
• Examine the relationship between the size and the weight of diamonds
• Explore the differences between treated, synthetic and imitation stones in order to sell with full disclosure
• Understand the steps of the jewellery sales process
• Translate jewellery design, style and manufacturing features into benefits
• Convey the romance, lore and characteristics of the most popular coloured gemstones

How You'll Learn

Take three online courses through GIA’s eLearning platform. GIA eLearning is a fun and engaging learning environment including media-rich materials delivered online that reflect the same content used in our on-campus courses.
Note: Professional development programmes do not fall within the scope of ACCSC or DEAC accreditation

What you earn

  • Applied Jewelry Professional Credential