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Career Prospects in Gemmology: Complete Guide[2024]

The Diamond Diploma & Gemmology Diploma courses are usually pursued by candidates to efficiently manage their pursuits relating to business in Gems and Jewellery. The candidates who have family businesses also are inclined to pursue Online courses in Gemology including Diamond Diplomas to equip themselves with the skills of assessing the 4Cs (carat weight, colour, clarity and cut) of diamonds.

Career Prospects in Gemmology: Complete Guide[2024]
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    The aim of this blog is to explore the Career Prospects in Gemmology upon completion of the Online courses in Gemology, offered by world-renowned institutions across the globe. 

    The Diamond Diploma & Gemmology Diploma courses are usually pursued by candidates to efficiently manage their pursuits relating to business in Gems and Jewellery.

    The candidates who have family businesses are also inclined to pursue Online courses in Gemology including Diamond Diplomas to equip themselves with the skills of assessing the 4Cs (carat weight, colour, clarity and cut) of diamonds.

    The Gemmological Association of Great Britain’s Online courses in Gemology:

    The Gemmological Association of Great Britain offers prestigious Online courses in Gemology and Diamond Diploma courses which are globally acclaimed and recognised. 

    The Gemmological Association of Great Britain has the privilege to offer Online courses in Gemology in 5 languages across 19 countries of the world. The Gemmological Association of Great Britain contributes to carrying out research and supports the gems and Jewellery industry in a big way.

    After completing the Online courses in Gemology, the candidates become eligible for the coveted FGA and DGA Memberships offered by the Gemmological Association of Great Britain.

    The Gemmology Diploma and Membership of Gem-A grant students the most sought-after status of FGA - a symbol of knowledge, excellence and integrity in the trade of Gems and Jewellery.

    The proud FGA and DGA members are provided with the publications Gems & Jewellery and The Journal of Gemmology.

    Career options in gemmology: 

    The Online courses in Gemology, the Foundation course of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, provide career options to students to directly go into careers in the trade, such as buying, selling or auctioning. 

    The students of  Foundational Online courses in Gemology need to attend a Gemmology Foundation endorsement/lab class. Students can attend a lab class in the UK or may arrange a class with a GAPP centre.

    Those students who are committed and passionate to excel in the field of Gems and Jewellery have a plethora of vistas to pursue higher Online courses in Gemology.

    Foundation, Diploma and B.Sc. courses : 

    The Gemmological Association of Great Britain offers the following courses:-

    1. Gemmology Foundation (Gem-A Level 4):

    Foundational Online courses in Gemology are ideal for beginners, amateur gem collectors, jewellery salespersons, and jewellery designers and businessmen who aim to equip themselves with the skills and knowledge of identification and valuation of gems and diamonds.

    The participants of the Foundational  Online courses in Gemology are provided with the illustrated course notes, practical workbook, portable instrument kit with essential tools and a  set of 20 rough and cut stones for study purposes.

    Duration of Gemmology courses:

    The Duration of the course is, 6 or 9 Months

    Programme Fee: Gemmology courses

    From £2,985

    Study method Gemmology courses: 

    Gem-A London, online or at an Accredited Teaching Centre

    Eligibility for Gemmology Diploma course: 

    Non-native English speakers need to possess an IELTS (Level 7) or TOEFL (score of 95-120) qualification. 

    2.Gemmology Diploma(Gem-A Level 6):

    Only graduates of the Gemmology Foundation course (Gem-A Level 4) can apply for the Gemmology Diploma(Gem-A Level 6). During the Gemmology Diploma, the teaching is imparted either through Gem-A London, online or at an Accredited Teaching Centre.

    The Gemmology Diploma is a Gem-A Level 6 Diploma in Gemmology which entitles  Graduates to apply for Fellowship of Gem-A, allowing them to use FGA status. It leads to eligibility for grant of FGA Membership status.

    Duration of Gemmology courses: 

    4 or 9 Months

    Programme Fee Gemmology courses: 

    From £4,385

    During the Online Gemmology Diploma, the students are provided with comprehensive course notes; a practical handbook and workbook; a stone set containing 20 rough and cut specimens & a travelling microscope.

    Eligibility for Gemmology Diploma course: 

    A candidate who has successfully completed GemA’s Gemmology Foundation course and has English language qualification, e.g. IELTS Academic (Level 7) or TOEFL (score of 95-120), is required if English is not your first language.

    3. Diamond Diploma:

    Diamond Diploma courses leading to eligibility for DGA Membership status, are offered by the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. It is a Gem-A’s Level 2 Award in GemIntro. 

    Diamond Diploma ODL (9-month course) is scheduled to commence from 15 Apr 2024 to Jan 2025. The fee for the programme with a UK lab class is £3,635.

    During the Diamond Diploma course, the candidates equip themselves with the skills to assess the properties of diamonds, the factors affecting a diamond’s appearance and properties, learn about diamond grading, the 4Cs (carat weight, colour, clarity and cut) and other value-determining factors. 

    The students upgrade their learning skills to identify and recognise imitations, synthetics and treatments. 

    -BSc in Gemmology & Jewellery for those candidates who complete Gemmology Foundation, Gemmology Diploma and Diamond Diploma courses.

    Graduates become eligible to apply for Fellowship of Gem-A, which allows them to use FGA status.

    Lab classes:

    Gem-A offers pre-arranged lab classes in the UK for the Gemmology Foundation, Gemmology Diploma and Diamond Diploma courses. 

    The laboratory class of ODL Gemmology students covers the following exercises:-

    1. a)Observation using the 10× loupe and microscope and the lighting techniques for looking at gem materials.
    2. b)Correct use of the refractometer for faceted materials and the interpretation and analysis of results.
    3. c) Proper use of the handheld spectroscope and correct recording and interpretation of results.
    4. c)Optimum utilisation of tools such as the polariscope, dichroscope, Chelsea Colour Filter and UV light.
    5. d) The theory and practice of hydrostatic specific gravity tools.
    6. e)Weight estimation of mounted/set Gemstones.

    All ODL students are required to attend a practical lab class, either on-site or with a Gem-A Approved Practical Provider (GAPP).

    The ODL courses require 80 % participation in Online activities from the candidates. The candidates are expected to have internet access and knowledge of basic computer skills. 

    The online course provides students with an online tutor, who will be a qualified gemologist with strong gemological expertise.

    3. Diamond Grading Short Courses:

    Diamond Grading Short courses are designed for entrepreneurs who have an interest in grading diamonds and aspire to upgrade his or her skills. 

    The participants are provided with a Diamond grading manual, a Diamond practical workbook, Portable diamond instrument kit, containing a 10× loupe, thermal tester, stone tweezers & estimator gauge.

    On successful completion of the Diamond Grading Short Courses, the candidates are awarded the Gem-A Diamond Practical Diamond Certificates. Students study in person or at Gem-A London.

    Duration Grading Short Courses:

    6 days

    Programme Fee Grading Short Courses: 

    Price from £1,350

    Upcoming Gemmology Foundation ODL:

    Code

    Name

    Start Date

    Duration of Gemmology courses

    Programme fee[Price (£)]

    F24OAPR

    Gemmology Foundation ODL (Without lab class)

    08/04/2024

    9-months

    2985

    F24OAPR-P

    Gemmology Foundation ODL (With UK or US lab class)

    08/04/2024

    9-months

    3645

     

    Upcoming Gemmology Diploma courses on-site at Gem-A London or online delivered by Gem-A:

     

    Code

    Name

    Start Date

    Duration of Gemmology courses

    Programme fee[Price (£)]

    D24EFEB

    Gemmonologuy Diploma On-site in London (Evening class)

    05/02/2024

    9 months

    4620

    D24DFEB

    Gemmology Diploma On-site in London (Daytime class)

    13/02/2024

    4-months

    6640

    D24OAPR

    Gemmology Diploma ODL (Without lab class)

    08/04/2024

    9-months

    4385

    D24OAPR-P

    Gemmology Diploma ODL (With UK or US lab class)

    08/04/2024

    9-months

    5365

    Upcoming Diamond Diploma courses on-site at Gem-A London or online delivered by Gem-A. : 

    Code

    Name

    Start Date

    Duration

    Programme fee[Price (£)]

    G24DFEB

    Diamond Diploma On-site in London (Daytime class)

    05/02/2024

    4-months

    3760

    G24OAPR-P

    Diamond Diploma ODL (With London lab class)

    14/04/2024

    9-months

    3635

    Exam dates & forms:

    Students are required to complete an Exam Information Form which needs to be returned to Gem-A by the 31 October for January exams and the 31 March for June exams.

    Course

    January 2024 Exam date

    June 2024 Exam date

    Gemmology Foundation

    22 January

    24 June

    Gemmology Diploma

    23 January

    25 June

    Diamond Diploma

    19 January

    21 June

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    Conclusion Of Gemological Association of Great Britain

    Gemmology is a specialised field. For ages, the coloured Gemstones and cut Diamonds have been the cynosure of all eyes. 

    In the year 2021-2022, the Gem and Jewellery export of India reached the tune of US$ 39.14 billion.

    Thus, career options in gemmology are plentiful in the market. The successful candidates get employed as appraisers, Dealers, salespersons in Jewellery showrooms, merchandisers, business leaders, Auction House Jewelry specialists, Diamond Sorter/Grader, Gemologist, Inventory Specialist, and lab and Research professional.

    Online and Distance Learning courses are very popular nowadays. The students get flexibility and freedom to learn at their own pace. 

    The Online and Distance Learning courses are affordable and one can complete the courses without putting one’s other commitments on hold.

    In India Online Universities that are entitled by the University Grants Commission-Distance Education Bureau(UGC-DEB, and approved by the All India Council of Technical Education(AICTE), offer various UG/PG/Diploma courses within the budget of the common man.

    The expert educational counsellors of the Distance Pathshala care for the students and facilitate them to enrol for the best Online and Distance Learning programmes from the best of Universities and Colleges in India.

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    FAQs Of the Gemological Association of Great Britain

    Qualified professionals in Gemmology become Gemstone Merchandisers, Dealers, Diamond Sorter, Specialist in Auction House and lab professionals.

    Ans. The candidates who have a passion for studying Gemology have a family business or wish to get employed in jobs like lab professional, appraiser, Salesperson, or specialist in the auction house.
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