A new gemological training centre focused on applied gemmology, the Institute of Gem Trading Thailand (IGT), is officially opening its doors in Bangkok, reports JNA. IGT was established in 2017 and offers courses based on decades of experience in gemstone mining, cutting and trading.
Its programme Gem Trading Fundamentals is set in three short modules: Colored Gem Rough Grading and Analysis, Cutting and Recutting for Business and Gem Entrepreneurship Essentials.
The programme offers learning experience co-developed by industry experts to address the needs of the gem professionals, bridging the gap between a formal gemological education and the actual gem trade, according to IGT. It offers flexibility with a modular programme that can fit in the busy schedules of gemologists and an innovative hands-on approach aimed at allowing students to master “secrets” in the coloured gemstone trade, the institute said.
“With our founders we created a pioneering programme designed by, and for, professionals who need to acquire tangible skills to work in a highly traditional industry using modern tools and the latest techniques and advancements in the gemstone trade.” said Mariaveronica Favoroso, managing director of IGT Thailand.