TypeOnline Course
Student Enrolled80
Certificate70% of quiz marks
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IIJA Student Registrations have been transferred to the International School of Gemology

Effective today December 23, we have formally withdrawn from our status as a 501(c)3 Non-Profit, and returned to our original structure and location at the International School of Gemology. All courses on this IIJA website are now closed, and all student registrations and files have been transferred to the ISG location. Your Username and Password should be active and waiting for you. Student registrations, course history, and student files have been migrated. Please contact us for any questions or if we can help with any issues.

Robert James FGA, GG
President, International School of Gemology



IIJA Evaluating Damaged Jewelry Course

Successful completion of this course will allow the student to obtain specific skills in the evaluation of damaged jewelry coverage and claims. Specific knowledge will be as follows:

Understanding of jewelry and gemological terms and definitions.
Identification of coverage issues related to damaged jewelry.
Skill in viewing damaged jewelry photographs and evaluating the cause based on evidence included in the photograph.
Ability to identify and discern actual damage events from:
Faulty workmanship
Manufacturing defects
Wear and tear
Failure to maintain
The student will be able to verify the types of damage, cause of damage, and the requirements necessary to repair or replace the jewelry item based on the condition, source, value, and design.
Lastly, the student will have the knowledge to get the best return on the salvage of the jewelry items. This will include the disposal of broken diamonds and gemstones, scrap gold, damaged watches, and other items of salvage that will occur when adjusting damaged jewelry items.

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:IIJA108
Program: Registered Gemologist Appraiser
Certificate of Completion: Yes

How to Begin:

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    5. Once complete you can print your temporary certificate of completion.  Your IIJA Certificate of Completion will be sent from the IIJA office. Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your certificate if you are outside the United States.
Section 1Terms and Definitions
Section 2Cause -v- Fault
Section 3Inherent and Pre-Existing Conditions
Section 4The Evaluation Process
Section 5Failure to Maintain & Wear-Tear
Section 6Poor Workmanship / Manufacturing Defect
Section 7Insurance Fraud
Section 8Catastrophic Damage & Salvage
Final Quiz