Category: Gems & Jewelry
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Open to members seeking accreditation, reaccreditation or advancement to MGA®.
The Master Gemologist Appraiser ® Examination is a practical examination. Requirements to
pass the examination are as
1The practical examination
is designed as a learning experience with immediate feedback on gemstone
identification and diamond grading. Five gemstones or diamonds will be assigned to the
student - they may or may not be mounted in jewelry. Correct identification
of the gemstones and accurate grading of the diamonds is required.
2Submit an appraisal report with
the intended use of purchasing insurance coverage on 2 items that must include
one (1) >1ct diamond piece (requiring a plot), and one (1) important gemstone
piece, or one (1) watch, or period jewelry piece.
The required report is to be comprised of items chosen by the student.
These may include items previously appraised for clients. All identifying information
for the student and the client are to be redacted from the report
prior to submission and replaced with the student ASA member number. The student
should submit the report to the Gems and Jewelry Education and Accreditation Manager
at ASA Headquarters or bring the report with them to the course location. The
reports will be disseminated by ASA-HQ to the GJ Board of Examiners (BOE) where
they will be reviewed for GJ report writing requirements. Constructive criticism
will be offered. Although the reports will not be graded, solely reviewed and
critiqued, failure to submit a report will result in no credit for the
Student must be an ASA Candidate
applying for the ASA Designation or Master Gemologist Appraiser ® Certification
or a current Master Gemologist Appraiser ® in need of
There is no available agenda as this is an exam
There are no learning outcomes as this is an exam