The Atlanta Jewelry Show is sponsoring a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Gem Identification 5-Day Lab Class March 7 – 11, 2023 at the Cobb Galleria Center, conference room 103, in Atlanta, Georgia. The Gem Identification Lab Class is required for GIA Graduate Gemologist and GIA Graduate Colored Stones diplomas.
In this lab, students practice the same time-tested procedures and identification skills used by the Institute’s renowned gemological experts. Students use gemological instruments to practice identifying natural and laboratory-grown gemstones, imitations and assembled stones. Along with this hands-on training, your instructors will carefully demonstrate key tests and coach you in quick, effective testing procedures. Students must pass an instrumentation exam to complete the class successfully. Classrooms contain a table model prism spectroscope, a color filter, a fiber optic light, a UV lamp with viewing cabinet and a utility lamp.
Each student workstation has a binocular microscope with a daylight equivalent overhead light source, a handheld spectroscope, a dichroscope, a refractometer with polarizing filter and removable magnifying eyepiece and refractive index (RI) liquid, a diffuser plate, an optic figure sphere, a polariscope and tweezers. As part of your course materials, you will receive and keep a lab manual, a gem cloth, a pinpoint incandescent light source and a color grading card.
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GIA Gem Identification Lab Class (GEM 240L)
March 7-11, 2023
Tuesday – Saturday, 9AM to 5PM
Cost: $2,912 payment by check or $2,962 by credit card
Limited to first 15 registered students
Facilitated by a GIA Instructor
Cobb Galleria Centre, Room 103
2 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta, GA, 30339
Required for: GIA Graduate Gemologist and GIA Graduate Colored Stones Diplomas
Class Duration: 5 days (35 clock hours)
What you earn: GIA Letter of Completion
For more details or to reserve your spot in the class email Judy Lince at email@example.com or call 678-384-9102.