Lab Class


GEM 149L

Course Description

Discover how the world’s foremost experts determine the quality of akoya, freshwater, South Sea, and Tahitian pearls. Explore GIA’s 7 Pearl Value Factors™. Key topics include how to evaluate cultured pearls in order to promote the relationship between beauty, value, and quality in merchandise. Upon completing the class, you will keep a lab manual for future reference.

What You Earn

  • Letter of Completion

Pearl Grading Lab Class

GEM 149L

Class Duration 1 day or 2 nights (7 clock hours)

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