Webinars: The New Norm of Jewelry Education

The coronavirus pandemic has forced nonessential businesses worldwide to close and people to stay at home as much as possible in order to flatten the case curve.

Those cooped up at home who are, blessedly, still healthy are looking for information on how to get help for their businesses, as well as resources to help them and their employees stay connected and educated. 

Various “Zoom” companies have launched their new video communications service suitable for long-distance education. Industry organizations, jewelry companies and associations took advantage of this trend.

Webinars and free eBooks: Educate new jewelers

Download for free: new member benefits

  1. CIBJO – Blue Book series of industry standards and nomenclature for free
  2. Punchmark – “The Jeweler’s Survival Kit
  3. AIGS (Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences) AIGS Gem Tips
  4. Gübelin Gem Labnew pricing strategy 


  1. Free mentorship by Astrid & Miyu

Learn for free: discounted or free online education

  1. CPAA (Cultured Pearl Association of America) “Pearls As One”
  2. De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds Diamond Foundation Course
  3. Jewelers Mutual Group JM University Mini course
  4. PGI (Platinum Guild International) – FREE Platinum Resource Center
  5. ASA (American Society of Appraisers) – Free membership
  6. AGS (American Gem Society) Certified Sales Associate program free
  7. GIA (Gemological Institute of America) – distance education program
  8. RJC (Responsible Jewellery Council) – COVID-19 resource page

For Webinars: compiled resource lists to help the industry

  1. The Couch Conference – RESET 2020 webinars
  2. AWDC Café – Webinars
  3. AGAT ( École de Gemmologie) – Webinars
  4. CIBJO “Jewellery Industry Voices” webinar series
  5. AWCI (American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute) Free webinars
  6. DPA (Diamond Producers Association) – trade portal & Jeweler Support Network
  7. Gem-A (Gemmological Association of Great Britain) – Webinar
  8. InStore Magazine Webinars
  9. International School of GemologyWebinars
  10. Jewelers of AmericaFREE till Dec 31 and webinar series
  11. The Plumb Club Webinars