GIA Fall Lab Classes
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/7/2020
When: Classes run 10/07/2020 - 10/16/2020, and 03/23/2020-03/27/2020. Please see details below.
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AGS Headquarters
8881 West Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, Nevada  89117
United States
Contact: 702-255-6500, option 4

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Colored Stone Grading Lab
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - Friday, October 9, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day

Acquire the skills you need in order to determine the color, clarity, and cut for a range of colored stones. Learn GIA’s Colored Stone Grading System and how to describe color by hue, tone, and saturation. Increase the consistency and accuracy of your colored stone grading skills, how to judge clarity and cut quality, and learn the relationship between light and color. At the end of this lab class, you will earn a letter of completion.

Five-Day Diamond Grading Lab
Monday, October 12, 2020 - Friday, October 16, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day

During this lab, you will learn how to grade diamonds using a gem microscope and jeweler’s loupe, how to master the diamond grading system, discover time-saving shortcuts to determine a variety of grading factors, and how to read a diamond grading report. You will also have the opportunity to practice diamond grading techniques.

If you have any questions regarding prerequisite education for the labs, please contact GIA prior to applying.


Mission Statement

The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.

The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.

AGS Laboratories, founded to support the AGS mission, is a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with a mission of consumer protection. Adhering to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards, AGS Laboratories is dedicated to offering diamond grading reports that provide consistency and accuracy based on science.

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