How to Buy A Gemstone

Length: 3 hours
Instructor: Ted Irwin, Graduate Gemologist
NGI Director

What gives a gemstone its value?
Are Gems a good investment?

Get pointers from school director, Ted Irwin and access his twenty-eight+ years of appraisal experience. Look inside the industry and discuss hot-button topics like origin and treatment effects. Students will handle examples which demonstrate how subtle differences can add up to big changes in value. Get objective information from someone who does not sell gemstones – but certainly observes those that do.

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