Tue, 03 Nov | Truro

Practical Gemmology | 3 day

Learn how to identify gemstones, to further your career, build your business or turn your hobby into a fulfilling skill.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

03 Nov 2020, 09:30 – 05 Nov 2020, 16:30
Truro, Truro, UK

About The Course

Would being able to positively identify gemstones add value to your career, business or hobby? 

Would you be able to sell more gemstones? Have more confidence buying and selling gemstones? Would you know how to handle the stone in the workshop, and what jewellery and uses it is suitable for? Would your customers have increased faith in you? Would you be proud of your achievement? 

The answer is, yes. 

This 3 day course is perfect for retail jewellers, goldsmiths and jewellery makers, valuers, pawnbrokers or anyone with a passion for gemstones who wants to make it a proficiency.

Over the duration of the course you will handle a wide range of natural, man-made (synthetic), assembled, imitation and treated gemstones. You will learn how to observe them and what to look for to start to recognise them. You will learn how to use standard gemmological equipment accurately and efficently. What the key tests are for identifiying common and commercial gemstones, and build a foundation of skill and knowledge to continue to learn how to test any gemstone. 

You will be taught by an experienced practical gemmologist and tutor, who has real world experience of testing gemstones as well as of teaching these skills to a range of students, with differing ages, experience and learning abilities and styles. You will be  supported before, during and after the course.

Primary Objective: 

• Learn how to identify a range of common and commercial natural, man-made and imitation gemstones using standard gemmological equipment

Learning Outcomes:

• Detailed observation and recording of gemstone features using a 10x loupe, microscope and different light sources

• How to use, and record and interpret the results of:

o Refractometer

o Polariscope

o Spectroscope

o Chelsea Colour Filter (CCF)

o UV light

o Dichroscope

o Specific Gravity Testing

• Creating a data profile of a gemstone to ascertain an accurate identification

• Weight estimation of mounted gemstones

Who is it for: 

• Retail Jewellers

• Valuers

• Goldmsiths & Jewellery Makers

• Jewellery designers

• Pawnbrokers 

• Anyone interested in learning how to identify gemstonesvfor hobby or trade

What does it include: 

• 18 hours tutor led instruction

• Use of practice gemstones

• Loan of equipment if needed

• Morning and afternoon refreshments every day

• Lunch every day

Skills & experience needed: 

• Some prior experience of gemstones useful but not essential

Time scale: 

• 3 days


• £595


• Truro


• 3rd to 5th November 2020

What you earn: 

• Certificate of Completion

Payment Options
  • 3 Day Practical Gemmology
  • CMJ Member Invoicing

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