Diamond vs Imitation: Identification Basics
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.
Diamond vs Imitation
This course has been designed to provide you with information about the standard gemmological identification markers used to separate a diamond from its imitators.
With tutor guidance you will be shown how to use Gemmological instruments, including the thermal diamond tester to look for the characteristic differences of stones.
The emphasis of this course is being on identifying the most successful diamond imitations seen in today’s market place which are synthetic moissanite and cubic zirconia (C.Z.) vs a real diamond.
Obtain a basic understanding of the differences between natural and imitation stones.
Learn basic Gemmology terminology
Find out about essential gem identification tools & equipment
Imitation Diamonds are not to be confused Synthetic Diamonds. A Synthetic Diamond is a man-made or laboratory grown stone.
This course has been designed to be a useful for Jewellery Makers, Jewellery Retailers, Gemstone enthusiasts or Buyers.
No previous Diamond or Gemmology knowledge 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.
What is the course date?
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.
Tutors & Course Fee
About the Materials
No materials are required for this course.
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.
How to Book
Choose your date
Decide when you might like your course to take place then "Make a Course Enquiry" and advise your details on the form provided.
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