Live Online Seminar

Jewelry Forensics Seminar

Jewelry Forensics


GIA’s live online Jewelry Forensics seminar covers topics invaluable to anyone who deals with assessing the quality of fine jewelry including appraisers, retail staff, pawnbrokers and intake specialists, as well as designers and bench jewelers. Participants will learn through lecture by GIA gem and jewelry experts, illustrations, images and video and live demonstrations that let you see exactly what our experts see as they examine jewelry under a microscope. Attendees can interact with the instructor during the seminar, and will receive a digital jewelry forensics guidebook and other useful reference material.

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The number of attendees will be limited to ensure the best experience for attendees and instructors.

Seminar Details

Each online seminar consists of six sessions over two days.

Day 1: 8 a.m. ~ 4 p.m. (Pacific Time) consisting of three 1.5 hour sessions with breaks between sessions

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Jewelry Forensics: Precious Metals Testing and Hallmarking
  • Manufacturing Processes: CAD/CAM, Milling and Lost Wax Casting
  • Manufacturing Processes: Hand Fabrication, Die Striking, Machining and Electroforming

Day 2: 8 a.m. ~ 4 p.m. (Pacific Time) consisting of three 1.5 hour sessions with breaks between sessions

Topics include:

  • Setting Styles and Enameling

  • Quality Assurance Benchmarks

  • Handling Jewelry and Case Studies



January 20-21, 2021 (Limited Registrations Available)

Instructors: Carson Lee and Kate Waterman

This live seminar will be delivered through an online learning platform. You will be provided information about how to access the platform after your registration is confirmed.


$995 USD (GIA Alumni receive a 10% discount) 


Please complete the online registration form.

GIA’s continuing education offerings are considered avocational or recreational in nature and are not intended to prepare individuals for entry-level employment. They are non-credit bearing and do not lead to a GIA academic credential. They are not eligible for state or federal student financial aid programs and do not fall under the approval of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) or the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).


Dates and course content subject to change.