Identify a stunning variety of gemstones. Evaluate them by quality, rarity, and color. Study the most effective grading, buying, and selling techniques. A dazzling spectrum of opportunities awaits those who understand the colored stone marketplace.
What You'll Learn
- Build a knowledge base about colored stones and the colored stone market
- Use gemological equipment effectively to identify gemstones
- Use the GIA Colored Stone Grading System to evaluate gemstone quality
- Recognize how quality, rarity, and color affect value
- Determine how market factors affect gem value
- Understand how gems are mined, fashioned, and brought to the marketplace.
Possible Career Paths
- Auction House Jewelry Specialist
- Colored Stone Buyer
- Estate Jewelry Dealer
- Jewelry Business Owner
- Jewelry Buyer
- Pawn Broker