GP Graduate Pearls Program

Satisfy the most discriminating buyers with your knowledge of pearls. Your coursework includes the latest research told through a captivating collection of audio, video, and multimedia – and it’s all online.

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What You'll Learn

  • Determine pearl quality using GIA’s7 Pearl Value Factors™: size, shape, color, luster, surface quality, nacre quality, and matching
  • Understand post-harvest treatments, imitation pearls, and pearl-testing practices
  • Know what leading retailers and wholesalers think about the resurgence of pearls, and how you can capitalize on this trend
  • Increase profits by using pearl buying and selling techniques
  • Understand pearl trends and classifications
  • Explain to customers the value, beauty, and quality of all varieties of pearls

Possible Career Paths

  • Auction Specialist
  • Buyer
  • Jeweler
  • Retail Sales
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Topics Covered

Here are some of the topics covered in the Graduate Pearls diploma program.


    Judge and grade pearls using GIA’s7 Pearl Value Factors™.


    Understand how market factors and the supply chain affect value.

How You’ll Earn the Graduate Pearls Diploma

Online eLearning + Hands-On Lab Class


On Campus Accelerated, full-time learning

The Graduate Pearls diploma program is only offered via Distance Education.

Distance Education eLearning courses and hands-on lab classes

Acquire the skills to advance your career at a pace that suits your life. Study the rich curriculum designed for working professionals. Take 1 eLearning course and 1 lab class.

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