Graduate Colored Stones Program
The Graduate Colored Stones diploma program explores more than 60 species of common and collector gemstones found in the marketplace. Subjects covered include the GIA Colored Stone Grading System, gemstone formation, composition, sources and how to distinguish natural, treated and laboratory-grown gemstones.
What You'll Learn
- Build a knowledge base about colored stones and the colored stone market
- Use gemological equipment effectively to identify gemstones
- Use the GIA Colored Stone Grading System to evaluate gemstone quality
- Recognize how quality, rarity and color affect value
- Determine how market factors affect gem value
- Understand how gems are mined, fashioned and brought to the marketplace
Possible Career Paths
- Colored Stone Grader
- Colored Stone Assorter
- Auction House Jewelry Specialist
- Colored Stone Buyer
- Estate Jewelry Dealer
- Jewelry Business Owner
- Jewelry Buyer
- Jewelry Sales Professional
Here are key topics covered in the Graduate Colored Stones diploma program.
Learn the characteristics of colored stones, with a focus on ruby, sapphire, and emerald.
Identify more than 60 species of gemstones, distinguish natural from laboratory-grown gems, and detect gem treatments.
Learn colored stone identification skills GIA graders use.
Identify gemstones that have been laboratory-grown, treated or are imitations.
Understand how market factors and the supply chain affect value.
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Immerse yourself in the world of gems and jewelry and earn your Graduate Colored Stones diploma by studying at a GIA campus. This transformative program opens up a world of opportunity.Offered at the Following Campuses