Richard is a world expert on rubies and sapphires, an award-winning author of numerous books and articles. Richard and Billie welcomed me to their lab,
Institute of Gem Trading offers a number of unique gemology courses relating to the gemstone industry, with topics such as analysis of rough gems, gemstone cutting, running a gemstone business, and more.
All our courses are modular and can be taken individually or as a series to complete our Gem Trading Fundamentals Program.
Why Choose Us?
The IGT courses were created with the student in mind. The thought of a day-long slideshow in a dark room isn’t that exciting for us, so we chose to let our students get hands on experience by directly handling these precious gemstones.
We utilize dozens of samples to show exactly what we want to teach, whether that be inclusions, flaws, treatment indicators, color windows on a cut stone, and more.
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