Duration          Eight weeks.

Credits                        15 hours a week.

Available Technology

Ø  Microscope(s) 

GHand lens


Ø  Polariscope(s)

Ø  Refractometer(s)

Ø  Dichroscope(s)

Ø  Ultraviolet(s)

Ø  Chelsea Filter(s)

Ø  Color Filter(s) set (ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Aqua, etc)

Ø  Heavy liquid(s)

Ø  Teaching gemstone(s)

Age Limit        Minimum 18 years.

Education        Must be literate to read and write English.

Duration          2 months.

Instructor Information

Ø  Name:  Mr. Hamid Usman

Ø  Designation     Gemologist

Ø  Qualification   B.Sc. Accredited Gemologist from Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences Bangkok, Thailand 

Ø  Diploma in Gems cutting from University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar

Ø  Certificate Gemology / Gems Cutting, Gems & Gemological Institute of Pakistan Peshawar

Instructor Availability All working days

General Course Description

Course Outcomes        Certificate in Gemology.

Theory / Practical        In the Gemology course the students are taught about the gemstone's origin, natural/synthetic imitation, and composite gemstones. Use and care of gemological instruments, separating natural gemstones from synthetic, chemical/ optical, and physical properties of corundum, beryl, tourmaline, topaz, etc, crystallography, gemstones formation,  4c’s of gemstones/diamonds, cleaning and caring of mineral specimen and gemstones, international marketing and eCommerce.

During this training, 60 % of the time has been allocated for practical training in Gemological Laboratory.

The syllabus of courses taught at GGIP has been designed and approved by highly qualified faculty of international repute namely Prof. DrQasim Jan, Mr. Bahrawar Khan, Mr. Bakhtiar Khan, and professors from the National Center of Excellence in Geology, University of Peshawar. The contents included in the syllabus are taught in all the institutes of similar repute.

Class Procedures and Policies                         95 % attendance is required.

All kinds of course material for reading purposes shall be provided by GGIP.


Points  Theory exam (multiple choice)                        100 Marks

Practical Exam                                                            100 Marks      

Total Marks                                                                 200.