The science and art of rectifying gems and various gemstones, is all about gemology. This field provides number of job opportunities in India. This is the only profession, where people from different disciplines can also work. The pay scale offered is Rs 10,000-15,000. Gemology consists of gem's identification, metallurgical processes, elements of fashion, design methodology, CAD, ornament designing, ornament making and jewelry designing. A gemologist has to work on each and every segment of gem and gemstone designing. Colleges and universities too have started this field or a course of profession for the freshers.
To be eligible for this profession, candidate should pas 10+2 examination from the recognized university. The age criterion varies with the variation in the reputed colleges and universities.
Candidates need to pas 10+2 examination to work as a gemologist. A diploma in gemology will also be very helpful. Gemologist can practiced this profession from any reputed firm or institute in India. Gemologists can also take short term and long term diploma from recognized university and college. After taking diploma or degree, one can join reputed or big jewelry shops or houses. A Post graduation in the same field will also be very helpful.
The starting salary given to a gemologist starts from Rs 10,000-15,000. It also goes on increasing with the increase in the salary and also based on the work performance.