The Gemmology Diploma builds upon the practical and theoretical knowledge learnt during your Gemmology Foundation course and enhances your skills, leading to a more in-depth understanding of gemmology and the principles of gem testing. A wider range of gems, synthetics and treatments are looked at in detail and gem identification skills are honed. Graduates are eligible for election to FGA Membership status.
Our Diploma course is suitable for those wishing to further the skills and knowledge learnt in their Foundation and to deepen an understanding of gemstones. If you intend to pursue a career in buying, selling, auctioning or valuing gems or jewellery, then this is the course for you.
Students must have the Gemmology Foundation Certificate, or one of a select number of approved exemption qualifications in order to enrol. Further details can be obtained from the education office.
Studying the Gemmology Diploma is the ultimate kickstart to your career in gemmology.
You will gain a thorough understanding of gemstones and the gem industry and learn transferable key skills, such as how to record and present data accurately and how to evaluate and think critically about issues within the trade. You will also employ key skills such as problem-solving, communication and individual thinking.
Many of our graduates already have jobs within the gem and jewellery trade, whilst others aim to enter the trade directly, into retail, valuations, appraisals and buying and selling.
Building upon your previous knowledge, you will:
The Diploma course materials build upon those received in the Foundation course. Students will receive the following course materials: