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Welcome to the ISG Gemologist Apprentice Program

The ISG Gemologist Apprentice course has been specifically designed as an introduction to gemology for kids in the 8 through 13 age range who may be interested in the study of gems and minerals. This course is based on our classroom presentations in various elementary and middle schools in the local public school districts. This introductory course includes information that is taken directly from the ISG Introduction to Gemology course. It is good for young aspiring gemologists who are just starting their education in gemology, or for young students who just like gems and minerals and would like to learn more about them.

This education program for children consists of a 9 lesson course in gem and mineral formation, how gemstones are mined, how gemstone crystals grow, basics of gem identification, a review of over 67 of the most often seen gemstones and a full section on Careers in Gemology. It is complete with many videos, slide presentations and explanations to help you better understand the study of gemology. Short exams are taken after each lesson.

Teacher Notice: The Gemologist Apprentice course is available on PowerPoint for teacher classroom presentations. This course and other ISG support is free to all public, private and home school teachers. Please contact the ISG office for assistance.

Here is an overview of the course program:

  • Lesson One: How Gemstones Form
  • Lesson Two: Gems from Igneous Rocks
  • Lesson Three: Gems from Metamorphic Rocks
  • Lesson Four: Gems from Sedimentary Rocks
  • Lesson Five: The 7 Crystal Systems
  • Lesson Six: Review of Gemstones A – L:
  • Lesson Seven: Review of Gemstones M – Z
  • Lesson Eight: Gem Identification including videos demonstrating optical properties, how to use the gem equipment and gemstone phenomena.
  • Lesson Nine: Careers in Gemology

This course includes over 200 photographs, 19 videos and a variety of slide presentations to help you begin your study of gemology. Great for anyone interested in gems and minerals and the study of gemology.

Certificate of Completion: ISG Gemologist Apprentice certificate is awarded upon completion of the ISG Gemologist Apprentice course.

Course Delivery: Online through our hosted website. This is the same education delivery system we use for our Insurance Continuing Education courses.


With Appreciation:  The ISG Gemologist Apprentice Program has been made possible by the generous donations of

Chatham Created Gems
FitzGibbon Family Foundation
Susanna Stachura
Joanna and William Emmett.

The contents of this course are protected by international copyrights and are intended for study by our registered students. We do not allow any duplication or distribution without written permission. Please respect our rights under international law.

Section 1How Rocks Form
Section 2Gems from Igneous Rocks
Section 3Gems from Metamorphic Rocks
Section 4Gems from Sedimentary Rocks
Section 5Crystal Formation
Section 6The Gemstones A - L
Section 7The Gemstones M - Z
Section 8Intro. to Gem Identification
Section 9Careers in Gemology
Final Quiz