About IGS Members
A society is about people that are interconnected. Here at IGS, gems have brought us together. IGS has members on every continent (except Antarctica) who range from seasoned professionals to the merely curious.
Professionals join IGS because gems are their favorite topic. We offer them the Gem Pricing Guide, an email newsletter, a Reference Library and advertising privileges. The professionals in our organization are important for sharing their wealth of knowledge. No one individual has the experience of the membership as a whole.
On the other hand, some of our members have no interest in working in the gem and jewelry trade and are merely curious. They simply want to unravel the mysteries surrounding their gems. Nowhere else can a person access so much information from an unbiased source.
In between, we have many lapidaries, metal smiths, collectors, private gem dealers, and a variety of merchants. Some of our members are making mid-life career changes; others are students planning for the future.
IGS was initially founded to make gemology information accessible and affordable to everyone. Members can enroll in our gemology course and take the complete course through to certification. Now, the mission has evolved to bringing together people who want to learn, discuss and trade gemstones. Come join our community!
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