TypeOnline Course
DateNov 18, 2019
Student Enrolled112
Certificate70% of quiz marks
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ISG Gemology Tools and Techniques Course

To support the industry in these trying times, for a limited time we have lowered our tuition rate by 50% on this course to $195.00. Includes the full ISG course as shown below.

This online course provides you with a step by step instruction on how to get the most from your gemological tools and equipment. This is the only course specifically designed to help the new gemologist understand how the equipment works, and how to get the most out of their testing procedures even on jewelry set gemstones. Includes materials on advanced testing tools such as UV-VIS-NIR, Raman and LA-ICP-MS. This course is included as part of the RGA and RG Program Packages, or can be purchased as an individual course.

Please read the ISG Student Registration Contract before beginning this course. By your registration and payment for this course, you are agreeing to the IIJA Student Registration Contract.

Course Number: ISG103
Program: Included as part of the RGA and RG Program Packages, or can be purchased as an individual course.
Lessons: 16
Instruction Videos: 30
Certificate of Completion
: Yes

Subjects Covered in this Course:

  • Introduction to Tools and Techniques
  • Introduction to Gemology Equipment
  • Microscope Sections 3 – 5
  • Refra3tometer Sections 6 – 7
  • Polariscope
  • Dichroscope
  • Jeweler’s Loupe
  • Spectroscope
  • Immersion Cell
  • UV Fluorescence
  • Hydrostatic Specific Gravity
  • Chelsea Filter
  • Advanced Testing Tools including UV-VIS-NIR, XRF, LA-ICP-MS and more.
  • Final Exam

Completion of this course will apply toward earning your ISG Registered Gemologist Appraiser or ISG Registered Gemologist Diplomas.

How to Begin:

  • When you pay for this course using any credit card or your account on PayPal you will be able to start immediately.
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    5. Once complete you can print your temporary certificate of completion.  Your ISG Certificate of Completion will be sent from the ISG office. Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your certificate if you are outside the United States.
Section 1Getting Started
Section 2Meet the Equipment
Section 3The Microscope Part 1
Section 4The Microscope Part 2
Section 5The Microscope Part 3
Section 6The Refractometer Part 1
Section 7The Refractometer Part 2
Section 8The Polariscope
Section 9The Dichroscope
Section 10The Jeweler's Loupe
Section 11The Spectroscope
Section 12The Immersion Cell
Section 13Fluorescence
Section 14Specific Gravity
Section 15The Chelsea Filter
Section 16Advanced Testing
Final Quiz