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For the last 20 years, the IGS has researched, developed and refined the very best gemology content on the web written by some of the most respected gemologists, stone cutters, and dealers in the gem trade.
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Our certification course will give you the skills and knowledge to distinguish one gem from another. You will become well versed in the terminology and equipment gemologists use. You’ll learn about the properties of gems, and how gemstones are priced and valued. We will help you open the doors for your next career.
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"I have been on the distant sidelines of the jewelry business for a long time with a great love of colored stones and working with gold. I must tell you that IGS is a Godsend for me, as I do not have the resources or the six months required to get a GG from the GIA now."- Charlie Bernheiser IGS Member
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