Study Gemmology in Italy at IGL

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I.G.L (Institue Gemmologico Ligure) is located in the center of the historic city of Genoa, Italy, the main port of the Mediterranean and famous maritime republic in the past centuries XIV and XV.

It is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus who discovered America and it possesses outstanding monuments such as Via Garibaldi, known as the Via dei Re, the Ducal Palace, the Lanterna, the symbol of Genoa and the new structure on the sea called "Porto Antico" built by the citizen architect, Renzo Piano.

The I.G.L school has its headquarters in a skyscraper called Corte Lambruschini Tower B on the 8th floor which allows you to enjoy a unique view of the city and the sea. It has a conference room, detached from the main headquarters, for specialized courses dedicated to the use of new-generation gemological instrumentation and for hosting students in geological sciences to complete experimental theses on gemmology topics.

Address: Corso Buenos Aires, 28, 16129 Genova GE, Italy

  IGL Courses


  • Course Title
  • Gemmology Foundation Course
  • Course Dates
  • Sep 2020 - Jun 2021
  • Price(£)
  • TBC
  • Course Title
  • Gemmology Diploma Course
  • Course Dates
  • Sep 2020 - Jun 2021
  • Price(£)
  • TBC



  IGL Tutors


  • Dr. Antonella De Gaetano FGA
  • Dr. Piero Manuelli FGA
  • Dr. Antonella De Gaetano FGA

    In-house tutor

    Born in Genoa in 1959, Dr. Antonella De Gaetano graduated in Architecture at the University of Genoa. Registered with the Order of Architects of the Province of Genoa N° 1528. Expert of the court of Genoa and specialist in design of jewels exhibited in museums in Genoa and at specialised exhibitions in Italy.

  • Dr. Piero Manuelli FGA

    In-house tutor

    Born in Florence (Figline) in 1935, Dr. Piero Manuelli graduated from the University of Genoa with a Degree in Geological Sciences and in Preparatory Engineering. In 1964, Manuelli became founder and director of San Giorgio S.E.I.N. (industrial and naval electronic equipment) with associated companies ACS Electronics in Trigogna (GE) and A.C.S Automazione in Porto Torres Sardinia. Previously Manuelli was the Lions District Governor (2000-2001) and founder of Lions Water for Life MD108 Onlus (2004) and is currently their Honorary President. A Representative Member of Italy in the European Lions WaSH (Water Sanitation Hygiene) Committee and Honorary consul of Burkina Faso.

  • Dr. Antonella De Gaetano FGA
  • Dr. Piero Manuelli FGA


  IGL Classrooms


  • Classroom 1
  • Classroom 2
  • Conference Hall
  • Classroom 1

    The classroom is located on the 8th floor, B tower of the Corte Lambruschini skyscraper in Genoa. There are plenty of amenities including air conditioning, elevators and a concierge.

  • Classroom 2

    The classrooms are equipped with all of the gemmological instrumentation required for the Gem-A Foundation and Diploma courses along with additional equipment including: hydrostatic scales, Brewster angle refractometers, vertical and horizontal trinocular microscopes with video camera, electronic proportionometer OGI, DiamondSure DTC, quartz spectroscopes and VIR 400—1200nm spectrophotometers.

  • Conference Hall

    There is also a collection of over 2800 stones.

  • Classroom 1
  • Classroom 2
  • Conference Hall



If you can't find what you are looking for email CGCI at piero.manuelli@gemhouse.org .