AIGS - Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences
CELEBRATING 45 YEARS OF GEMOLOGICAL EXCELLENCE
The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) was founded in 1978 as one of Asia’s first international gemological institutes. AIGS provides professional training for those looking to expand their opportunities within the gems and jewelry industry as well as increase the general public’s knowledge and appreciation of gemstones. Today, AIGS is recognized as a center of gemological excellence where many students around the world come together to learn and forge relationships that last throughout their careers and beyond.
ACCREDITED GEMOLOGIST (A.G.)
Earn the coveted Accredited Gemologist (A.G.) credentials and become a proficient gemologist in today’s industry. This diploma program includes Gem Identification, Colored Stone Grading & Pricing, Synthetic & Treated Gem Identification, Diamond Grading & Pricing.
Discover the world of gemology - anytime, anywhere. Expand your knowledge and excel in your career or gem passion. Learn more about gemstones like rubies, sapphires, emeralds, diamonds and more. Understand how to evaluate gemstones using the 4 C's - Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight. Earn your certificate after successfully completing the course.
YOUR FUTURE IN GEMOLOGY STARTS HERE
The study of gemology is a fascinating undertaking that is ever-changing and challenging, but never tedious. Gemology combines elements of science, business, art, history and travel. Few professions can bring together such a broad and diverse range of fields. At AIGS, gemology is a passion that we are always happy to share with our students. If you have an interest in gemstones, whether it’s to develop your career in the industry or simply as a hobby, do contact us today. We’re honored to provide you a gateway into the exciting world of gemstones!
LOCATED IN BANGKOK, THAILAND, “THE GEM CAPITAL OF THE WORLD”
AIGS is based in the heart of Bangkok’s jewelry district at the Jewelry Trade Center. Students benefit not only from a world class education in the classroom, but priceless hands-on experience. Whether it’s mining rough gems at Phrae or Kanchanaburi, processing material in Chanthaburi or Bangkok, every facet of the gems and jewelry industry can be encountered within Thailand’s borders. AIGS students not only learn about gemstone mining, processing, identification, grading and pricing in the classroom, but are also provided with opportunities to travel and observe these elements first-hand in locations like Mogok, Colombo and Yangon.
Q. How can I become a qualified gemologist at AIGS?
In order to become a fully qualified gemologist with AIGS, you need to attain a full Accredited Gemologist (A.G.) qualification, which is awarded upon successful completion of the following four pre-requisite modules:
Gem Identification (8 weeks)
Synthetic and Treated Gem Identification (2 weeks)
Color Stone Grading and Pricing (2 weeks)
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