Career Option in Gemology

A.Field description

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.

B.Education Guide

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.

Course Duration:

Training in this field is available at a number of schools and institutes all over India. These courses are offered at the levels of

  • Diploma
  • U.G and
  • P.G

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:

  • Engineer.
  • Sales manager
  • Consultant
  • Tutor
  • Franchisees
  • Designing
  • Research
  • Manufacture fields
  • etc.,
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.

F.Related Links

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)

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