Learn the skills needed by jewelry professionals to evaluate jewelry quality using GIA’s 12-step process for evaluation.
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.
The number of attendees will be limited to ensure the best experience for attendees and instructors.
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
- 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
Setting Styles and Enameling
Quality Assurance Benchmarks
Handling Jewelry and Case Studies
September 30 – October 1 (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.
Please download and return the completed Seminar Application
Thank you for your interest in the GIA Jewelry Forensics Seminar. A seminar representative will contact you within two business days.
Dates and course content subject to change.