Diamond Essentials

GEM 130

Course Description

GIA will be closed December 23, 2019 through December 27, 2019. All support staff will be out of the office and unavailable to assist with the registration process during this time. Any PDF applications must be received by Admissions by Wendesday, December 18, 2019 at 12:00pm PST. There will be no new eLearning courses starting the week of December 23 - 27. Regular business hours will resume on January 2, 2020.
This course covers how to describe diamond jewelry accurately for effective and ethical sales conversations with customers. Key topics examined include the internationally accepted GIA clarity grading system, how diamonds are graded for color, and how color affects value. Coursework includes how modern technology is changing the way diamonds are cut, the relationship between size and weight, and how retail jewelry stores operate. The final exam is online, open book, and does not require a proctor.

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What You Earn

  • Diamond Essentials Certificate