“International Gemological Academy” was established in this paradise island of gems because Sri Lanka (formally “Ceylon”) is the ancient international centre in the Gem industry and has the highest concentration of gem varieties on the Earth.
IGA was founded by Hirosha Yahampath FGA (Great Britain) to conduct Gemological education, Training, Consultancy & Research in the Gem & Jewelry industry.
Industry oriented, Interactive & practical methods of teaching by the professionals who are actually in the international and Sri Lankan Gem & Jewellery industry is the unique feature of the IGA.
The annual refresher program & the Annual Conference of the IGA update the knowledge of the students. Special lectures by visiting international experts add extra value to the Gemological skills of the students.
What we have
- Gemology Course
- Certificate in Gemology Course
- Diploma in Gemology Course
- Lapidary Course
- Kids’ Gem time
- Staff training Programs
Facilities at the IGA
- Experienced professional Academic panel & visiting instructors who are actually in the industry
- Gemological Laboratory
- Library and Database of Gemology & the Gem industry
- Collection of natural, synthetic, artificial & treated gems (including rare collector’s stones)
- Course fees can be paid by monthly installments
- Annual refresher program
- Special lectures by international experts
Founder of the International Gemological Academy
Hirosha Yahampath is a Consultant Gemologist & a Fellow of the Gemological Association of Great Britain. He has also done studies in Tourism & Hospitality marketing and International Trade. He is the President-Elect of the Gemmologists Association of Sri Lanka , Former Secretary of the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises of Tourism in Sri Lanka and the Former Asst.Secretary of the Organization of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka. He is the Author of the First Gemology book in Sri Lanka.
As the Founder of the GemExpeditions Company, he organizes tours to Gem mines, Markets & workshops with many international and local students & visitors. Hirosha Yahampath owns YAHAMPATH HOLDINGS which is a company Exporting Gems & Jewelry to USA, Europe and many other countries. Therefore he has a sound knowledge of the Gem trade aspects in addition to the field experience which has made him a unique lecturer & consultant in the Gem industry.