Dec.20 to 22:SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Center; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5;
Welcome to the GemologyOnline.com Forum
A non-profit Forum for the exchange of gemological ideas
It is currently Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:19 am

All times are UTC - 4 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: FGA at GIT
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:56 pm 
Offline
New to the Forum or The Quiet Type

Joined: Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:54 am
Posts: 4
Hello, im new to the world of gemology and i've been looking to various courses and schools and had decided totake the FGA diplomma at Gem-A headquarters at London, however after reading some things in the foruns here and in other places i think it would be better to go to thailand and take the course there.

Now my doubts are, both the foundation and the diplomma at the London Headquarters make a total of 8 months of Education, while at the GIT the whole course only lasts for 4 months.

Basically i wanted to know the main differences between taking the course at London and at Bangkok?
What would be better for a total newbie.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: FGA at GIT
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:56 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:22 pm
Posts: 19944
Location: San Francisco
Which credential is internationally recognized? FGA.
I would go with Gem-A.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: FGA at GIT
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:13 am 
Offline
New to the Forum or The Quiet Type

Joined: Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:54 am
Posts: 4
I've seen GIT is an official accredited teaching center, according to the Gem-A Website to take the FGA course, so its supposedly the same education content as taking it on Gem-A London, or am i wrong?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: FGA at GIT
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:50 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:22 pm
Posts: 19944
Location: San Francisco
How can 4 months of course time be equivalent to 8?

I guess a lot depends on which environment London vs. Bangkok would best suit your plans for the future. For me, the passion is vintage jewels. therefore, London makes more sense....


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: FGA at GIT
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:36 pm 
Offline
New to the Forum or The Quiet Type

Joined: Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:54 am
Posts: 4
Well yeah that was my doubt about taking the FGA at GIT.
How can they give an FGA degree to someone that doesn't complete the whole curriculum is beyond me.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: FGA at GIT
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:38 pm 
Offline
New to the Forum or The Quiet Type

Joined: Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:54 am
Posts: 4
Barbra Voltaire, FGG wrote:
I guess a lot depends on which environment London vs. Bangkok would best suit your plans for the future. For me, the passion is vintage jewels. therefore, London makes more sense....


That makes sense. Thank you for your answers.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: FGA at GIT
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:54 pm 
Offline
Gemology Online Veteran

Joined: Thu May 12, 2016 2:18 am
Posts: 658
I think from an academic perspective you will get the gemology training you need at either location.

I think that if your goal is to be in the international gem business, then the opportunities in Thailand cannot be matched at any other place on the planet. If your goal is either the retail jewelry business, or the appraisal business then London may be the better location.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Gemology Style ported to phpBB3 by Christian Bullock