ISG Joins Diamond Council of America! At the JCK Las Vegas 2015 show ISG President, Robert James, met with Terry Chandler, President of the Diamond Council of America, and laid the groundwork for the ISG to become members of the DCA and offer the advanced retail and sales training of the DCA to our ISG Students and Graduates. This important development will bring advanced training in jewelry sales and retail operations to our program, as well as the added bonus of the ISG enjoying the benefits of being a member of the Diamond Council of America. More on this important development in the coming week.
Registered Gemologist Appraiser
The complete 8 course program of gemology and jewelry appraisal. This is the finest distance education package available for those seeking careers in gemology and/or jewelry appraisal. Includes special courses in appraisal.
This program includes the same 4 courses in gemology but does not include the appraisal related courses. This course is for anyone interested in gemology as a career or hobby but does not need the special appraiser training.
Introduction to Gemology Course
If you would like to experience our program before making your decision, or are just looking to learn more about gemology, we have re-launched our popular Introduction to Gemology course here.
ISG Daily Video
Get the latest news and events from your International School of Gemology, including the latest from the world gemology and appraisal industry. Start your morning with the ISG!
ISG Global Network
Find a qualified ISG Registered Gemologist Appraiser or Registered Gemologist for all of your professional gemstone and appraisal needs by visiting our new ISG Global Network.
ISG: Best Online Gemology Schools
We are proud to announce that the ISG has received "Best Online Gemology School" rating by two major internet jewelry organizations, as well as more about ISG in the news.
Registry of Graduates
We invite you to review our Registry of Gemologists and Gemologist Appraisers and find a professional in your area.
ISG Gemstone Lab
The ISG has established a special gemstone testing lab for the ISG Global Community. Learn more about this important and valuable resource at our new dedicated website.
ISG Graduate Support
We offer a variety of resources and support for our ISG Graduates around the world. If you are an ISG Graduate we invite you to take advantage of this important service.
Meiji Techno Microscopes
The ISG is the premier dealer for Meiji Techno Microscopes offer the world's only lifetime warranty. When you are ready to step up to a professional microscope, here is the place to be.
Jewelry Adjuster Website
As independent insurance adjusters and educators, the ISG provides this special website location to the insurance industry for all of your jewelry related insurance service requests.
ISG Clothing/Gift Shop
Wear your ISG logo with pride with these wonderful items, or give an ISG logo item as a gift. This is a great place to shop before your Tucson Gem Show trip.
Gemstone Treatment Report
This is a special industry service website based on many years of research and reporting by the ISG Global Community. It contains information on how to identify over 40 of the most often seen treated and created gemstones on the market.
Our students and graduates say it best...
Thanks for all the wonderful lessons from ISG! I really enjoyed being a part of your Registered Gemologist Program. I have just passed my Registered Gemologist's Exam and can't wait to display my diploma in my jewelry store! I'll be happy to refer anyone to your program. As a former GIA student, I truly feel that your program offers the best hands on, practical, day to day knowledge that is available including GIA. Good luck in the new office and continued success!
–Bill Warren, Pres. North Carolina Jewelers Association
I am a G.G. and F.G.G. I signed up for the I.S.G. in its infancy as a kind of a refresher because so many things had changed in the field of gemology since I got my degrees in the mid 80's.
I was impressed with the quality and quantity of information available through the courses. Robert James, a graduate of both the Gemological Institute and British Gemmological Association, is constantly updating the material and refining the presentation. I would recommend the ISG for those who want a user friendly and reasonably priced study of gemology.
–Barbra Voltaire FGG, GG
I received the material to begin the program as a ISG Registered Gemologist Appraiser yesterday. I am thoroughly impressed with your program. The material was received in unprecedented time between payment and delivery of material. I have only read the first 4 chapters of The Pearls Course and have learned more than I have acquired in a lifetime of gemstone study and research. The study material and recommendations for learning are not only helpful, but it would seem that anyone taking your courses are sure to be successful. I look forward to this study in your program with confidence and without apprehension. I am delighted to be one of your new students. Thank you for making this learning process possible and accessible.–Adele S. ISG Student