PEARL COURSE

American Gemological laboratory

This course examines how to buy and sell akoya, South Sea, Tahitian and freshwater pearls with insight and skill; and Pearl 7s : size, shape, color, luster, surface quality, nacre quality and matching. You will be taught the difference between natural and cultured pearls, postharvest treatments, imitation pearls and pearl testing.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Growth structures of pearls and their varieties.
  • Identification of all types of pearls and their imitations.
  • Recognizing treatments.
  • Evaluation of pearls.
  • Hands-on practical sessions.
  • Sorting by colors, shapes, origin.







POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS

The AGL graduates who have pursued their careers in the gem and jewelry industry mostly became: culture pearl trading, entrepreneur, jewelry retailer, etc.

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