Gems & Gemmology Workshop

Workshop  /  Technics   ProfessionalPractice   ShortCourses  /  18 Mar 2023
Published: 12.01.2023

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This one-day workshop will give you a solid overview of many of the key topics relating to gems and gemmology, covering scientific aspects of the subject, the journey of a gemstone, and the practical side of gem properties and identification. You will learn to use some of the main gemmologist’s tools and have a chance to examine a wide range of gemstones.
1-Day Course
Price: £130
Times: 18th March 2023, 10:00 am - 4:15 pm.

The main areas covered are:
- General Introduction.
- The World of Gemstones.
- Properties & Identification.
- Grading & Buying.

Students need only bring their energy and enthusiasm, plus something for making notes. Everything else will be provided.

A gemstone reference book (RRP £10) is included in the price.

Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for complete beginners to the subject and will also interest those with some previous knowledge, such as jewellery makers who want to learn more about the materials they use.

Who will be teaching?
The course will be led by Stuart Pool, a specialist in responsibly mined and fully traceable coloured gemstones, mainly sourced directly from mines in Sri Lanka and Tanzania. He runs gem trading companies Nineteen48, Rubyfair and Crown Gems, as well as being one of the co-founders of Fair Luxury, a group focused on positive change in the jewellery industry, and a key member of the Moyo Gemstones project.