Gem Entrepreneurship Essentials

Learn the necessities of running an international gemstone business

Course dates will be announced soon 06 Apr 2020 / Coming Soon

About the Course

Gem Entrepreneurship Essentials was designed to boost the career of the gem entrepreneur and help them to navigate the complexities and challenges of the gemstone industry.


This unique 5 day course provides students with crucial skills and trade secrets that will help them succeed with an international gemstone business.

Who should take this course

The Gem Entrepreneurship Essentials

course has been developed for:


Gem buyers: professionals wanting to develop new skills and competencies in the gemstone industry.


Gem professionals and gemologists: professionals wishing to further develop their ability to work with and market gemstones.

Course dates will be announced soon

April 6 - April 10

5 days / Full Time

9:30 am ( Mon-Fri )

Course Outline

  • Grading and pricing of faceted colored gemstones
  • Negotiation techniques for buying
  • Selling techniques
  • Insights on trade shows and market places
  • Learning the different type of lighting for gemstones
  • Customs and Logistics
  • Security and Insurance
  • Introduction to photography of gemstones/jewelry
  • Field trip to a colored gemstones market


  • English Language Proficiency
  • 18 Years of Age
  • Previous Gemological Training (or equivalent in experience in the gem trade)

Career Paths

Graduates from the Institute of Gem Trading will have an increased ability to find a position in the trade or to start their own business.

Potential Career Paths Include:

• Gem Broker
• Recutter
• Rough Gems Buyer
• Field Gemologist
• Gems Business Owner

How To Apply

Applying for a class at the Institute of Gem Trading is easy. Once you’ve decided which course or courses suits your needs, simply head over to the courses page and click Apply Online.

From there you can choose which session over the course of the year that you’d like to attend. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Class sizes are limited, and should there be no more available spots you will be placed on a waitlist and notified if a seat becomes available. Payments can be made with a credit card or bank transfer after we confirm your seat availability.

We look forward to seeing you!
Apply Online.

International Students

We designed our modular courses with students from all over the globe in mind. No matter if you’re coming from Thailand, Europe, America, or beyond, students from most countries should have no problem getting a 30 day Thai tourist visa. All of the IGT courses can be taken within this visa period so as long as you don’t come too early or stay too late, you should be able to complete your IGT with no added stress about visas.

If you have a question or problem with getting a Thai tourist visa, please feel free to email us 

Tuition Fee

Coming Soon
Additional Costs

The tuition fee for IGT classes includes everything you need to complete the course including training manuals, and a student kit with a variety of tools. Students are encouraged to bring their own loupe and torch if they have one that they prefer.


Tuition fee does not include 7% VAT.

How To Pay

Payments can be made via credit card through our secure website payment processor or in cash (Thai Baht) at our Bangkok office.

Have Questions?

If you have any comments or questions about IGT courses, scheduling, or other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone.


April 6 ‐ April 10
9:30 am

Full Time / Mon-Fri