Career Option in Gemology
Gemology is the science, art and profession of identifying and evaluating gemstones. It is considered as a part of geosciences and a branch of mineralogy. Some jewelers are academically trained gemologists and are qualified to identify and evaluate gems.
Education Details & Eligibility:
To become a Professional in the Gem industry one should have a graduate degree or at least a Diploma in Gemology. The degree and postgraduate degree courses are offered by the private and government colleges in India and around the globe.
Basic eligibility criteria
10th, +2 (Higher Secondary students) with science group as the majors can choose Bachelor degree in Gemology.
Training in this field is available at a number of schools and institutes all over India. These courses are offered at the levels of
- U.G and
The course duration for the various programs is as follows:
- Diploma in Gemology is around two years.
- B.F.A (Gemology) is around three years.
- M.F.A (Gemology) is offered as a two year program.
Approximate Education Expenses:
The Total expense for doing degree in Gemology is as follows
B.F.A - Rs.15, 000/ per year - (3 Years)
M.F.A - Rs.35, 000/ per year - (2 Years)
Bank loans and private loans can be easily arranged by directly contacting the banks through the college administrative.
Higher Education Options:
After successful completion of the Bachelor degree, the options for higher education are plenty. A person with the above degree can opt for post graduate Diploma or pursue his/her Master's.
C.Institutions that Offers this Education:
Almost all the deemed and general universities offer Bachelor degree in Gemology. Some of these institutes are:
- Indian Institute of Gemology
- Aligarh Muslim University
- Gemstones Artisans Training School
- Indian Diamond Institute
- Jewellery design & Technology institute
- National Institute Of Fashion Design
- St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
D.Job Opportunities and Job Roles:
Some of the job openings/Departments available are:
- Sales manager
- Manufacture fields
E.Approximate Salary Range:
The salary can be from Rs.12, 000 to Rs.16, 000 for starters and increases with the persons experience and knowledge.
The American Gem Society was established in 1934 by a select group of independent jewelers and Robert M. Shipley, founder of the prestigious school of gemology, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
Web site link:http://www.americangemsociety.org/