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What kind of jobs can I get with a degree in gemology?

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Asked by fannie Sunday Dec 28th 2008 in Career Planning
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hi fannie <br /><br />
its really a good question that u have ask.i want to tell you in my opinion u should start your own wholeselling work of gem stones,like trading of colour gems and loose diamonds too.you dont think or dream that any body will give you the better job in this field.and if you really want to do job then you have to work in field of manufacturing or mining ,so better go ahead and start u r own showroom and make contacts with the manufacturers take the material from them and make a good retail counter in ur own place.that's it ok i wish you for u r great future..

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Hi Fannie,

There are quite a few options offered to you once you obtain you G.G. certification from the GIA or another school in Asia or Europe. Many students that get their Graduate Gemologist certification go on to become some of the following: Appraiser, Diamond Buyer, Colored Stone Buyer, Jewelry Store Owner, Jewerly Buyer locally or internationally, Lab and Research Professional, Retailer, Auction House Jewelry Expert, or Diamond Manufacturing and Mining.

There is a need for qualified professional appraisers and graders that have first hand experience working with different types of gemstones. Some students want to specialize specifically in Diamonds while others specialize in colored stone such as garnet, corundum, beryl, tourmaline, including working with Pearls and other natural materials. Its a very wide field with many opportunities for those wanting to get involved.

I would recommend looking into the following schools for information on their graduate gemologist diploma programs.

GIA
http://www.gia.edu/education/24245/section_main_page.cfm

AIGS - Thailand
http://www.aigsthailand.com/

GEM-A - Europe
http://www.gem-a.info/

Also the following forum is a good place to start learning about gemology as a career:
http://www.gemologyonline.com

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