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Course content is the same as the in-studio tuition


About Minerals & Crystals

1-Day Gemmology Course | Private Tuition

This course has been designed and is delivered by an accredited professional Gemmologist who is willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.


Course Description

About Minerals & Crystals

There are hundreds of beautiful minerals and stones not necessarily given gemstone status that are valued because of their aesthetic beauty, iridescent colours or striking surface patterns.

Natural ornamental stones are minerals: inorganic materials. This course offers the opportunity to learn more about beautiful minerals such as Quartz, Pyrite, Jasper, Garner, Jasper, Labradorite, Ruby, Emerald, Diamond, Fluorite and many others.

You may ask the tutor to include a few of your favourite Minerals/Crystals, if you wish.


With tutor guidance you will observe and examine the properties of a variety of minerals and crystals, emphasising those commonly  seen in jewellery. 


Course content includes;

  • Colour

  • Crystal formation

  • Symmetry

  • Essential quality indicators

  • Basic identification methods

  • Chemical composition.


This course has been designed to be a fascinating and useful overview for Mineral or Crystal enthusiasts, or buyers, Jewellery enthusiasts, Jewellery makers, Jewellery retailers or Gemmology students.

This course is a useful refresher course for Gemmologists or Gemmology students.

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This course content is not designed to be suitable CPD for Geologists or Mineralogists.

This course does NOT cover the healing properties of Crystals.

Tutor Options

All tutors work as professional jewellers, Goldsmiths, Designers or are Jewellery Industry specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.

Course Type and/or

Workshop Location

Tutors & Course Fee

Tutor Experience



Kate H 

Professional Gemmologist FGA, DGA, GIA Pearl, GG

Course Fee: £325 Private interactive tuition

Vat/Tax not applicable

Additional Course Information

What is the course date?

The course date is set by you, so that you can undertake a tuition session at your convenience.


All dates / times of course sessions are subject to tutor availability.

Start time are generally 10am GMT London Time but this can be adjusted slightly to suit.

About the Course Fee

A large portion of the course fee quoted is paid to the tutor, because, it’s their expertise that you pay for.

Where there is a selection of tutors,  course, fee's may vary due to individual tutor requirements for teaching.


In addition a there is a small fee for arranging your course which is included in the total course fee.


Course fee payment is required in advanced by BACS Bank Transfer invoice or IBAN for international students.

Vat/Tax is not applicable

About Tuition

In-studio Course Tuition

Gem material and all gemmology equipment is provided by the tutor.

Online Course Tuition

Tuition is interactive, delivered via and fully guided by the tutor. Enhanced PowerPoint imagery is used to indicate stone characteristics.

6 hours as 2x3 hour online sessions

Course notes are provided.


Make a Course Enquiry


  • Advise your details on the form provided.

  • At this stage this is just an enquiry with no obligation to book. 

Make an Enquiry here >

Booking Information

Payment Terms

Payment is required in advance and payments are handled safely and securely by BACS Bank Transfer invoicing (IBAN for International students.


Some courses are available to pay in instalments, whereby a non-refundable deposit is required to book your course date. Please ask for details if this is of interest to you.


Booking Terms

  • Once you have booked a cancellation fee of £75*  will be deducted from your refund if you cancel your course up to and including 14 days prior to the start of the course once your payment has been received.


  • Cancellations received within 14 days of the course date are not eligible for a refund, however you may re-arrange your course for one other date if you wish. 


  • Should we need to cancel your course due to unforeseen circumstances we will refund your course fee in full.

* Amount is variable depending on the duration and type of the course.  When you enquire, our quote reply will provide the actual cancellation amount applicable. £75 applies to a standard one day (6 hours) course.


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