Applied Jewelry ProfessionalTM Online Diploma

Applied Jewelry Professional Hero

The Applied Jewelry Professional™ (AJP®) diploma program covers topics including jewelry designs, setting styles, jewelry care and other content that will support the product knowledge of current industry professionals. Students learn basic information about diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and the GIA clarity grading system. Other subjects of study include how modern technology is changing the way diamonds are cut, the qualities of precious metals, major jewelry manufacturing methods and the important activities involved in the operation of a retail jewelry store. To enable effective product conversations, examples are provided on how to translate jewelry features into benefits and how to communicate the 4Cs of diamond value to customers. The AJP coursework provides clear and concise information that can be immediately implemented on the job.

What You’ll Earn: GIA Applied Jewelry Professional Diploma

What You'll Learn

  • Describe the GIA International Diamond Grading System™
  • Explain how the 4Cs (color, clarity, cut and carat weight) affect a diamond’s value
  • Explain the differences between treated, laboratory- grown and imitation stones to sell with full disclosure
  • Understand the steps of the jewelry sales process
  • Translate jewelry design, style and manufacturing features into benefits
  • Convey the romance, lore and characteristics

Possible Career Paths

  • Jewelry Sales Professional
  • Jewelry Assistant Manager
  • Jewelry Consultant
  • Jewelry Service Advisor
  • Assistant Inventory Manager
  • Pawnbroker