Welcome to IGB

Origin of IGB

The IGB or Gemological Institute of Bolivia imagined and prepared since the year 2013 by his founder, Gérard Quintin gemologist and diamond cutter, entered in activity in the city of Tiquipaya in the Department of Cochabamba at the beginning of the year 2015 as LLC. Dedicated mainly to the development of the mining sector up to the jewellery including gemology and gemstones cutting, is the first center of diamond cutting in Bolivia.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     It is opened to everybody without any distinction.


Our objectives

The educational program of the Bolivian Gemological Institut IGB consists in training the people in all the techniques of modern jewellery and in allowing the development of the trade with a better added value as assistance to the independent entrepreneur. Arouse the interest of the gemstones of Bolivia through the information and the training at the service of the Bolivian development.


Our activities

The training (formation) is the initial objective of the Bolivian Gemological Institut IGB. From the basic training to the expertise :

- Small scale mining
- Gemology
- Gemstones cutting
- Jewellery
- Design of Jewels
- Certification and clasification of gemstones
- Purchase, sale and investment
- Management of small scale business 

And assistance to the autochthonous operators


Stay in Bolivia

Bolivia is a country rich in mining resources but the sector of gemstones is little developed.                                                 A big opportunity to increase or update its knowledge in gemology from the mining prospection site up to the laboratory and the stone cutting workshop.                                                                                                                                               Study and organization of field trips programs on the site of exploration and prospection in determined mining area.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Posibility to  visit mining sites of the Andean Cordillera up to the Amazonian Pantanal.                                                     Formation and certification in gemology, gemstone cutting and jewellery.