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 GIA graders use.
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.
SELECT A CAMPUS AND LEARN MORE
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.