Professional Development

Applied Jewelry Professional Program


Course Description

Designed for working professionals, the Applied Jewelry Professional (AJP) program covers essential information about diamonds, colored stones, precious metals and jewelry 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 like these:

• Estate Jewelry Dealer
• Jewelry Assistant Manager
• Jewelry Sales Professional
• Jewelry Training Officer
• Pawnbroker
• Television Shopping Host

What You'll Learn

• Describe how the 4Cs (clarity, color, cut, and carat weight) affect a diamond’s value
• Examine the relationship between size and weight of diamonds
• Explore the differences between treated, laboratory-grown, and imitation stones to sell with full disclosure
• Understand the steps of the jewelry sales process
• Translate jewelry design, style, and manufacturing features into benefits
• Convey the romance, lore, and characteristics of the most popular colored 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 reflecting the same content used in our on-campus courses.
Note: Professional development programs do not fall within the scope of ACCSC or DEAC accreditation

What You Earn

  • Applied Jewelry Professional Credential