Live Online Seminar

Jewellery Forensics Seminar

Jewelry Forensics

Learn the skills needed by jewellery professionals to evaluate jewellery quality using GIA’s 12-step process for evaluation.

GIA’s live online Jewellery Forensics seminar covers topics invaluable to anyone who deals with assessing the quality of fine jewellery including appraisers, retail staff, pawnbrokers and intake specialists, as well as designers and bench jewellers. Participants will learn through lecture by GIA gem and jewellery experts, illustrations, images, and video and live demonstrations that will allow you to see exactly what our experts see as they examine jewellery under a microscope. Attendees can interact with the instructor during the seminar, and will receive a digital jewellery forensics guidebook and other useful reference material.

The number of attendees will be limited to ensure the best experience for attendees and instructors.

Seminar Details

Each online seminar consists of six sessions over two days.

Day 1: 8 am ~ 4 pm (Pacific Time) consisting of three 1.5 hour sessions with breaks between sessions

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Jewellery Forensics: Precious Metals Testing and Hallmarking
  • Manufacturing Processes: CAD/CAM, Milling and Lost Wax Casting
  • Manufacturing Processes: Hand Fabrication, Die Striking, Machining and Electroforming

Day 2: 8 am ~ 4 pm (Pacific Time) consisting of three 1.5 hour sessions with breaks between sessions

Topics include:

  • Setting Styles and Enamelling

  • Quality Assurance Benchmarks

  • Handling Jewellery and Case Studies



14-15 December (limited registrations available)

Instructors: Carson Lee and Kate Waterman

This live seminar will be delivered through an online learning platform. You will be provided with information about how to access the platform after your registration is confirmed.




Please download and return the completedSeminar Application


Dates and course content are subject to change.