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ABOUT GIA

  • Established in 1931, GIA is considered the world’s foremost authority in gemmology. Present in 13 countries, with 10 campuses, 4 research centres, and 9 laboratories analysing the world’s most important gems
  • GIA is a nonprofit institute dedicated to continuous education and research in the field of gems and jewellery.
  • GIA’s mission is to ensure public trust in gems and jewellery by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism.
  • GIA created global standards to accurately determine the quality of diamonds (4Cs – Colour, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight), coloured stones and pearls (7 Pearl Value Factors™ - Size, Shape, Colour, Nacre, Lustre, Surface, and Matching).

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APPLIED JEWELRY PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

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Without sales, there would be no jewellery industry. A sales associate operates at the frontline, interacting with customers every day, in tune with the needs, desires and motivations of the marketplace. It is no wonder that a healthy understanding of sales and selling process are essential for almost every career along the gems and jewellery pipeline.

*Note: The name for the AJP Diploma Program has changed from Accredited Jewelry Professional to Applied Jewelry Professional.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Describing how the 4Cs (color, clarity, cut and carat weight) affect a diamond’s value
  • Examining the relationship between size and weight of diamonds
  • Exploring the differences between treated, synthetic and imitation stones to sell with full disclosure
  • Understanding the steps of the jewelry sales process
  • Translating jewelry design, style and manufacturing features into benefits
  • Conveying the romance, lore and characteristics of the most popular colored gemstones

POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS

  • Jewellery Retailer and Wholesaler
  • Retail Sales Professional
  • Jewellery Manufacturers
  • Loose Diamond / Coloured Stone Buyers and Sellers
  • Any individual aspiring for a career in the gems and jewellery industry

TOPICS COVERED

Here are some of the topics covered in the Applied Jewelry Professional Diploma Program.

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE
Understand Sales and the essentials of the sales process

CAMPUS TOUR

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