Gemstone or Glass - What are you Buying?
1-Day Gemmology Course Series
All tutors work are professional Gemmologists or Gemmology Trade Experts who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.
Gemstone or Glass?
- What are you Buying
A Course specially designed for those who are interested in buying gemstones but have little or no knowledge in the area. This course provides basic guidance on identification indicators for confirming a gemstone you purchase is real. A variety of stones are examined as part of the observational process. A very useful course for anyone whose business involves gemstones.
Whilst this course does not endeavour to make a Gemmologist of you in one day, it is surprising how much you can learn in a limited amount of time.
Observation techniques for colour, brightness, damage, light dispersion
How to use a 10x Lens and techniques for holding a stone
Other useful simple Gemmological Instruments
A brief introduction to Synthetic stones
This course has been designed to be a useful for Jewellery Makers, Jewellery Retailers, Gemstone enthusiasts or Buyers.
No previous knowledge of Gemmology is required.
Course Fee and Course Date
About the course fee
A large portion of the course fee quoted is paid to the tutor. because, it’s their experience and expertise that you are paying for.
In addition a there is a small fee for arranging your course which is included in the total course fee.
Vat is not applicable
What is the course fee?
Select your tutor / course location option from the table below to see what your course fee is.
Course fee's quoted are subject to tutor availability.
Why are course fee's different?
Because the course fee is mainly determined by each individual tutor's day rate.
The course date is for you to decide, subject to tutor availability.
Simply enquire about a couple of preferred course date options and I will check the tutor availability for you.
What is the course date?
No materials are required for this course.
Tutors & Course Fee
Only expert tutors
Your tutor will only be an established highly skilled Goldsmith or Jewellery Industry professional.
Practical courses are taught in the workshop of your tutor. This will give you the added benefit of seeing first-hand how they carry-out their own professional trade practise.
See how their workshop is set up.
See which tools they find invaluable.
Find out some of their trade secrets.
Flexible to suit, usually 9.30am to 4.30pm
Lunch is not provided so you'll need to bring a packed lunch to suit your own dietary requirments.
Do you have a question?
Please make a general enquiry, email me or request a Course Information sheet.
The focus is on you
Courses are individually tailored to suit your skill level and requirements wherever technically possible and feasible in the time allowed on the day of your course, as determined by the tutor.
When making a course enquiry please provide as much information as you can about what you want to acheive on your course.
All your information will better prepare the tutor so that you can obtain the best possible course experience.