IIJA Colored Gemstones Course
The course includes 17 lessons that will take you through the entire process of gemstone formation including a video field trip to a topaz producing pegmatite dike. We will look at 60 of the most often seen colored gemstones and learn about their formation, properties and how to identify them in preparation for our Gemology Tools and Techniques course. Gem Equipment is not required to complete this self-study course. Those wishing to complete the IIJA RG or RGA program will get credit for this course.
Please read the IIJA Student Registration Contract before beginning this course. By your registration and payment for this course, you are agreeing to the IIJA Student Registration Contract.
Course Number: IIJA102
Program: Individual Course, Registered Gemologist and Registered Gemologist Appraiser
Certificate of Completion: Yes
Subjects Covered in this Course:
- Getting Started
- Why Gemstones Have Color
- Gemstone Properties 1
- Gemstone Properties 2
- Crystal Systems
- Gemstones A – E
- Gemstones F – M
- Gemstones O – S
- Gemstones T – Z
- Isomorphous Replacement Series
- Gemstone Phenomena 1
- Gemstone Phenomena 2
- Created and Treated Introduction
- Gemstone Color Grading
- Gemstone Cut Grading
- Gemstone Clarity Grading
- Final Exam
Completion of this course will apply toward earning your IIJA Registered Gemologist Appraiser or IIJA Registered Gemologist Diplomas.
How to Begin:
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