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Gemstone or Glass - What are you Buying?

1-Day Private Tuition Course | 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.


Course Description

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.

Gemstone or Glass? 1-day observational and identifiction course

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

Coventry, UK

Kate H : Professional Gemmologist

1- Day Course Fee: £325

Private 1:1 Tuition


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  • At this stage this is just an enquiry with no obligation to book. We understand you may need more information.

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Additional Information

What is the course date?

All private tuition courses are arranged upon request on a date to suit you, subject to tutor availability.

We will provides some course dates for you to choose from or you can ask about a course date or day of the week preference.

About the Course Fee

All of our Courses are priced individually because the course fee is based upon the fee a tutor charges to take a day out their trade works to teach. 

About Materials

Gem Materials and equipment for practice are loaned by the tutor during the day.

Booking/Payment Information

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


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


Booking Information (Non Gift Courses only)

  • Once you have booked a cancellation fee of *£95  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. Please note, travel and accommodation booked is not eligible for a refund/reimbursement, if you are worried about this we recommend you contact your own Insurer for advice.

* Amount is variable depending on the duration and type of the course.  When you enquire, out quote reply will provide the actual cancellation amount applicable, £95 applies only to a standard one day course.


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