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What is Gemology?

  • Gemology is a science or art where a person studies the gemstones. They learn about accurately cutting precious stones.

  • The people are working in this field, known as gemologists, jewelers, and goldsmiths.

  • Gemologists can study the gems in the laboratory using microscopes, computerized tools, and other grading instruments.

  • In gemology a person learns to evaluate natural or artificial gemstones.

What are skills required to be a gemologist?

  • Good observer

  • keen interest in gems/stones

  • strong evaluation skills

  • Good hand and eye coordination

  • Good analytical skills

  • Communication skills

What are the specializations Areas in Gemology or after completing Graduation in Gemology?

  • Jewellery Designing

  • Gem Grinding

  • Gem Engraving

  • Gem Polishing

  • Gem Assortment

  • Jewellery Setter

  • Gem Research

  • Diamond Grader

  • Graphics Operator

  • Gem Polishers

  • Gem Scientist

What are the Growth Prospects in Gemology?

  • Well, there are many diploma, degree courses in gemology. After 12th you can take admission in any institute to study gemology.

  • There are many diploma courses available. There are no competitive exams to get admission to such colleges.

  • Masters applicants have to pass the bachelor's in any degree from a recognised university/institute.

  • They can work with private firms, jewellers, or they can start their own business.

  • Well, many government firms are working on gems where they need gemstone experts for the research.

  • Gemologists can work in retail shops, jewellery manufacturing companies, product development departments, gem exporting companies, top-notch goldsmiths, mining industry, and gem testing laboratories.

Top Most Colleges in India offering course in Gemology

  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi

  • Indian Institute of Gemology, New Delhi

  • Arch Gemology & Jewelry Institute, Jaipur

  • Gemstones Artisans Training School, Jaipur

  • Xavier’s College, Mumbai

Popular Colleges in India offering Gemology course

  • Sindhar Institute of Gemology, Andhra Pradesh

  • SRDC Diamond Institute, Mumbai

  • Swarna Institute of Jewelry Designing, Bangalore

  • Aesera Academy of Design, Chennai

  • Arihant Diamond Institute, Surat

What are the Salary Expectations in Gemology?

The starting salary of Gemologists is Rs 2 to 3L per annum depending upon the company you join.

Who are Top Recruiters in Gemology?

  • Gemological Science International

  • DIANI Jewels

  • Solitaire Gemological Laboratories

  • Independent Gemological Industries

  • GS Gem Scan Laboratories Pvt Ltd

  • Diamante Jewels

  • Colleges/institutes offering Gemology as a subject

Books List for Gemology Students

Student can follow these books for readings:

  • Paper Solution as per the institutions

  • Understanding Jewellery – 3rd Edition by David Bennett

  • Amateur Gemstone Faceing Volume 1 by Tom Herbst

  • Gemology by Cornelius S. Hurlbut Robert C. Kammerling

  • Color Encyclopedia of Gemstones by Joel E. Arem

  • Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair by Matthew Hart

  • Gem Testing by E.A. Jobbins

  • The spectroscope of Gemology by James Payne and Anderson

  • Gem Identification by Made Easy

  • Minerals and Gemstone – An Identification Guide by Brocardo G

  • Diamonds by Bruton Eric F G A

  • Precious Stones Vol I by Max Bauer

Interesting Fact About Gemology

There are almost 130 types of minerals that have been cut into gems; it can increase, but then there are few gems that change their color under different lights or radiations. Some change color under different circumstances or moods.