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Master Gemologist Appraiser®

The Master Gemologist Appraiser® certification mark is the most highly respected designation in the Gems and Jewelry appraisal profession.

In order to qualify for the MGA, an individual must meet all the following requirements:

  • Have Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) status in the society

  • Be a Graduate Gemologist (GG) from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or hold the designation of Fellow, Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA) or similar approved gemological designation

  • Own or be employed by an owner of an ASA-registered gemological laboratory

  • Pass the Farnsworth-Munsell 100-hue test for color discrimination

  • Successfully complete the Master Gemologist Appraiser Program (GJ209 & GJ210)