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.

What You'll Learn

  • Explain the differences between natural and cultured pearls
  • Evaluate and grade cultured pearls based on GIA’s 7 Pearl Value Factors™
  • Describe the components of the GIA Pearl Report(s)
  • Describe cultured pearl types and their sources
  • Identify “other” pearl types found in the marketplace
  • Describe common pearl treatments
  • Understand the relationship of beauty, value, and quality
  • Learn the process of pearl culturing and marketing

Possible Career Paths

  • Jewelry Business Owner
  • Pearl Buyer
  • Pearl Sorter/Grader
  • Retailer
  • Wholesaler
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Topics Covered

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

Program Detail Topic Icon Pearl 132x74 PEARL GRADING

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

PE_GGP_TopicsCovered-Markets-132x74 MARKETS & SUPPLY CHAINS

Understand how market factors and the supply chain affect value.

How You’ll Earn the Graduate Pearls Diploma

Online eLearning + Hands-On Lab Class

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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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