Program Description

GIA’s Applied Jewellery Professional™ programme will present topics including jewellery designs, setting styles, jewellery care and other content that will support your product knowledge and provide excellent service to customers. This course also covers the GIA clarity grading system.

What Will You Learn

  • Describe how the 4Cs (color, clarity, cut, and carat weight) affect a diamond's value
  • Recognise the relationship between size and weight of diamonds
  • Explain the differences between treated, laboratory-grown, and imitation stones to sell with full disclosure
  • Understand the steps of the jewellery sales process
  • Translate jewellery design, style, and manufacturing features into benefits
  • Convey the romance, lore, and characteristics of the most popular coloured gemstones

Possible Career Paths

Retail Sales Professional

Jewellery Manufacturer

Jewellery Retailer and Wholesaler

Loose Diamond / Coloured Stone Buyer and Seller

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About GIA

Established in 1931, GIA protects the public through gemmological research, education, impartial gem identification and grading services, and instrument development. The world’s foremost authority in gemmology and creator of the 4Cs, GIA sets the standard for determining the quality of diamonds and performs research-based identification of coloured gems and pearls. All of GIA's activities are governed by its mission to serve the public. Learn More