IIJA Gemology Tools and Techniques Course
This online course provides you with a step by step instruction on how to get the most from your gemological tools and equipment. This is the only course specifically designed to help the new gemologist understand how the equipment works, and how to get the most out of their testing procedures even on jewelry set gemstones. Includes materials on advanced testing tools such as UV-VIS-NIR, Raman and LA-ICP-MS. Course notes are also available on PDF for download and personal reference after Friday, 12 January.
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: IIJA103
Program: Individual Course, Registered Gemologist and Registered Gemologist Appraiser
Certificate of Completion: Yes
Subjects Covered in this Course:
- Introduction to Tools and Techniques
- Introduction to Gemology Equipment
- Microscope Sections 3 – 5
- Refractometer Sections 6 – 7
- Jeweler’s Loupe
- Immersion Cell
- UV Fluorescence
- Hydrostatic Specific Gravity
- Chelsea Filter
- Advanced Testing Tools including UV-VIS-NIR, XRF, LA-ICP-MS and more.
- Final Exam
Completion of this course will apply toward earning your IIJA Registered Gemologist Appraiser or IIJA Registered Gemologist Diplomas.
How to Begin:
- When you pay for this course using any credit card or your account on PayPal you will be able to start immediately.
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- 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.