Pursuing your passion for gemstones shouldn’t be so hard

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Formal Gemology education is expensive and inconvenient

But teaching yourself without any structure or guidance is too difficult and inefficient.

You’re stuck – stuck with the sparse and often incorrect information from Google searches that never leads to a deeper mastery. Stuck without a way to truly embrace your hobby or even a new career.

Those days are over.

We have created the ultimate online destination for people who are passionate about gemstones

Become an expert on the intricacies of gemology, embark on a new career, or just share your fascination with other gem enthusiasts all in one place.

Join 5,173 gem enthusiasts around the world

“Thank you for the fantastic adventure”

“I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic adventure I have had since becoming a member of IGS. What a gift you give, passing this knowledge along to those of us who are seekers.”

– John Parrott
IGS Member

“What started as a hobby now is a small home business”

“I have never known or heard of an organization that offers so much for its members, and at such a low cost. What started as a hobby now is a small home business for my wife and I (we also have day jobs and two young children)

– Ernest and Peggy Roisch
IGS Member

Membership Premium Features

Gem Price Guide

The world’s best online resource for gemstone appraisal

Over 15 years, we have assembled detailed pricing and value information for appraising over 70 different gemstones. The values in our guide come from a variety of sources including primary and secondary gemstone dealers, jewelers, miners, and wholesale suppliers of commonly traded gemstones.

Premium Article Access

Take your expertise to a new level. Learn on your own schedule.

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.

You get access to all of it.

“The one premium article I read is worth five times the membership to IGS! Thank you!”

Our premium articles and guides give you everything you need to know to become an expert on gems.

And we are adding to this content every month!

The IGS Professional Certification Program

Accelerate your expertise or start your path towards a new career

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.

IGS Membership Plans and Pricing

Pay yearly and save up to 40%

 

  
 
Gem Price Guide
Members-only Forums
Premium Articles
Professional Certification Program Access*
Business Directory Listing

Basic

$3
Billed annually at $36
Gem Price Guide
Members-only Forums
Premium Articles
Professional Certification Program Access*
Business Directory Listing

Gem Enthusiast

$5
Billed annually at $60
Gem Price Guide
Members-only Forums
Premium Articles
Professional Certification Program Access*
Business Directory Listing

Professional

$16
Billed annually at $192
Gem Price Guide
Members-only Forums
Premium Articles
Professional Certification Program Access*
Business Directory Listing

100% Money-back guarantee

Not satisfied with your experience? We’ll refund your money, no questions asked.

*The Professional plan is required for access to the Professional Certification Program. An additional cost of $400 is required to cover the cost of testing.

“I love this hobby, but I’m not ready to pay to become a member yet. Anything I can do?”

Absolutely! We have a ton of free articles and guides to help you get your gem fix here on our site. In fact, we offer a free course on gemstone identification, which is perfect for hobbyists that want to dive a little deeper. Sign up here and get the first lesson now!

“IGS is a Godsend for me”

“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

“It’s like a good who-done-it mystery. It just can’t be “put down.”

“This [material] is so well written, that I’m convinced that anyone, even me, can understand and master this material. After having read the first four introductory articles, I find myself actually wanting more time to study. It’s like a good who-done-it mystery. It just can’t be “put down.”

– Joe
IGS Member

“I owe my gemology knowledge to IGS.”

“You are indeed a “Guru” in the true sense of the term. Your knack of simplifying the most complicated topics and your constant endeavor to update the existing information are really unique. I owe my gemology knowledge to IGS.”

– Nitin Pawaskar
IGS Member

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