Graduate Colored Stones Program
Identify a stunning variety of gemstones. Evaluate them by quality, rarity, and color. Study the most effective grading, buying, and selling techniques. A dazzling spectrum of opportunities awaits those who understand the colored stone marketplace.
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
Possible Career Paths
- Auction House Jewelry Specialist
- Colored Stone Buyer
- Estate Jewelry Dealer
- Jewelry Business Owner
- Jewelry Buyer
- Pawn Broker
Here are key topics covered in the Graduate Colored Stones diploma program.
COLORED STONES & COLORED STONE GRADING
Learn the characteristics of colored stones, with a focus on ruby, sapphire, and emerald.
Identify more than 60 species of gemstones, distinguish natural gems from synthetics, and detect gem treatments.
EQUIPMENT & INSTRUMENTATION
Learn colored stone identification skills used by GIA graders.
TREATMENTS, SYNTHETICS & IMITATIONS
Identify gemstones that have been treated or are imitations.
MARKETS & SUPPLY CHAINS
Understand how market factors and the supply chain affect value.
TWO WAYS TO LEARN
GIA offers two learning methods to suit your needs.
Immerse yourself in the world of gems and jewelry and earn your Graduate Colored Stones diploma by studying on a GIA campus. This transformative program opens up a world of opportunity.