Course Description

Do you want to know more about colored stones and pearls?  Are you interested in the diamond and gem industry?  This program presents a solid foundation in pearls, colored gems, diamonds, and precious metals. Study how diamonds/pearls/gems are formed, mined, identified, graded, and priced. Understand the global and economic perspectives of the industry. Hear about job opportunities and effective paths to a career in gemology. In person class will include hands-on lab time. Class is presented by Hillary Spector; Graduate Gemologist and former GIA (Gemological Institute of America) instructor.

INSTRUCTOR Hillary Spector is a Graduate Gemologist and former GIA (Gemological Institute of America) instructor. She has over 30 years of experience in the gem/diamond/pearl world. Among Hillary's many positions, she has been an appraiser, wholesaler, instructor, buyer, and grader for the industry. Presently Hillary is the Instructional Specialist and Gemologist for (JTV) Jewelry Television. 


Excellent course! Instructor’s knowledge of subject matter and teaching style were excellent. I am thrilled I took this class. Kara Blasco.

I love this class. I have had a considerable experience in education having gone to law school but this is the first and only class I have ever had that when it was time to go I couldn’t believe three hours went by. Hillary has extensive knowledge and a fun and friendly way of teaching. Cheryll Cusumano

This class really gave me a better understanding of what to be aware of in the jewelry industry. My goal is to study to be a graduate gemologist and this class was a perfect way to introduce myself to gemology. It really sparked my interest and was fun all the way through. Dana R. Williams

Hillary Spector is a great teacher. Adhem Hady

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