This one-day workshop will give you a solid overview of many of the key topics relating to gems and gemmology, from the scientific aspects of the subject to 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 (and buy!) a wide range of gemstones.
During the day, we will cover:
- Science of gemmology
- Gem basics
- Gem sourcing
- Gemstone properties and identification
- Valuation and buying tips
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. You need only bring your energy and enthusiasm, plus something for making notes. Everything else will be provided.
Tutors: Stuart Pool & Gary Seneviratne
£85 per person (including a gemstone reference book - RRP £10)
(£75 for current weekly students)
Suitable for all levels