Educational Program

Gemological Education

With education comes knowledge, as well as the confidence necessary to buy, sell and appraise jewelry. Each year, thousands of professionals and consumers enroll in IGI’s School of Gemology. These courses are the ultimate source for discovering the breathtaking world of diamonds, gemstones and jewelry.

You can enroll at IGI's dynamic School of Gemology to build your career today. Whether you want to become a more confident buyer, a diamond grader, jewelry designer, sales professional or Graduate Gemologist, IGI's worldwide schools offer an unrivaled range of coursework, spanning everything from rough diamond grading to gemstones, pearls, modern treatments and computer-assisted jewelry design. The popular courses are those leading to the Graduate Gemologist (IGI, G.G.) Diploma, as this is one of the most widely recognized and accepted qualification in the industry. IGI also offers sales programs and seminars to companies that wish to offer their sales staff enhanced gemological knowledge so necessary for their sales presentation.

IGI courses are usually short - even though some can be up to three months long - in order to focus on a practical, hands-on approach. Each interactive and hands-on class is designed to provide the knowledge and expertise required for your IGI Diploma, without requiring an extended leave-of-absence from your professional commitments. See our course schedule to enroll in order to expand your knowledge and improve your professional standing.

For any consumer, an investment of just 30 minutes in our Everything you Always Wanted to Know section will prepare you to better navigate the beautiful yet complex world of jewelry. Explore the famous 4 Cs of diamonds. Print an essential list of Tips to Maintain your Jewelry and discover why an IGI certificate is the essential 5th C that no one should be without.