About this course
The Graduate Pearls diploma program provides the product knowledge and grading skills to effectively buy inventory and build confidence when buying and selling akoya, South Sea, Tahitian, and freshwater pearls. You will be taught GIA’s 7 Pearl Value Factors™: size, shape, color, luster, surface quality, nacre quality, and matching – the essential criteria for assessing the value and beauty of pearls. Students will get hands-on training and practice testing pearls for authenticity and post-harvest treatments. Each student will receive a lab manual.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent to be admitted into GIA courses and programs.