TypeOnline Course
Student Enrolled108
Certificate70% of quiz marks
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IIJA Pearls Course

Effective today December 23, we have formally withdrawn from our status as a 501(c)3 Non-Profit, and returned to our original structure and location at the International School of Gemology.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. Please contact us for any questions or if we can help with any issues.

Robert James FGA, GG
President, International School of Gemology 

This course is online education in pearls that will provide the student with a complete overview of pearls, pearl formation, pearls markets, processing of pearls, pearl treatments, and pearl grading. The course is delivered online via mobile-friendly HTML5 and PDF course notes to download.

Course Number: IIJA106
Program: Individual and RGA
Lessons: 9
Certificate of Completion: Yes

Subjects Covered in this Course:

  • History of Pearls
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Pearl Production
  • Pearl Structure
  • Pearl Grading
  • Pearl Markets
  • Pearl Imitations
  • Pearl Treatments
  • Pearl Grading Procedures
  • Final Exam

Completion of this course will apply toward earning your IIJA Registered Gemologist Appraiser Diploma.

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.
  • SSL Secure Payments can be made either through Stripe Payments for credit cards, or PayPal using any credit card or PayPal card using the PayPal payment system. You do not need to have a PayPal Account to use your credit card through PayPal. The Stripe Payment system is for general credit card use. Please follow these steps carefully.:
    1. Click on the BUY NOW button on the upper right side of this page.
    2. The payment gateway will take you through the PayPal or the Stripe payment systems. Both are SSL Secure payment systems. PayPal uses either a PayPal account or you can use other credit cards with PayPal without having a PayPal Account. Stripe is used for Mastercard and Visa and other cards also.
    3. Once you receive payment confirmation you will be brought back to your course to begin or to the SchoolofGemology.com website. Either way, go to the course home page to begin. You can also access the course page through your Profile Page.
    4. Once you have returned to the course home page click the Start the Course button to begin.
    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 1History of Pearls
Section 2Terms and Definitions
Section 3Production of Pearls
Section 4Structure of Pearls
Section 5Grading of Pearls
Section 6Pearl Markets and Care
Section 7Identifying Pearl Types
Section 8Pearl Treatments
Section 9Pearl Grading Procedure
Final Quiz