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Gem-A Diamond Grading Theory Tuition & Exam
15 Days Tuition (Flexible part-time)

- Part Diploma - 

The tutor for this course is a professional Gemmologists and an accredited Gem-A tutor

A Gem-A Diamond Grading Tuition comprises of:

15 Days Diamond Grading Theory Tuition
Delivered via 3 or 6 hourly sessions.
Some sessions may be available as online Zoom sessions.
1x Day Gem-A Examination

Gem-A Diamond Theory part-time tuition at The Bespoke Jewellery Training Company

​Because of the complex and intense nature of the Gem-A Diamond Diploma Theory course content the tutor recommends the quickest and most productive method for covering all the required modules/material  is to learn in segments of 3 hour sessions.

  • Additional option : 2-Days Complete Beginner supplement tuition - Ask for a quote for additional tuition days

Course Description

This course follows the syllabus as laid out by the Gem-A

(The Gemmological Association of Great Britain).

The following topic are covered in this Theory course:

  • The properties of cut, polished and rough diamonds

  • Colour and colour grading of Diamonds

  • Diamond Treatments

  • Diamond Cuts

  • Synthetic Gem Quality Diamonds

  • Diamond Simulants

  • Identification and observational methods

  • Carat Weight

  • Clarity Grading

  • Cut Grading

  • Certification

Your tuition will be scheduled to coincide with the Gem-a examination date.

Course Fee, Location & Date
Please read the important information provided in each of the boxes below

Your tutor is Gemmologist Kate H



She is a professional Gemmologist accredited by the Gem-A to teach their Diploma courses.

Kate H Gemmology Tutor at The Bespoke Jewelley Training Co
Diamond Grading Theory Tuition 

Equivalent of 15 Days of Tuition

Fee £3775 GBP

- Each day is either part-time 3 hour or 6 hour sessions 

- Vat is not applicable to the tuition fee

- Currency is GBP

- Your Exam day is 1x additional day to the tuition days


Your Gem-A Exam & Materials

 £990 GBP

 The Exam / Materials fee is a guideline only and subject to change by GEM-A

-  Ask for an update. 

TUITION Course Location

Course TUITION  takes place at the Gemmology training centre of Gemmologist and tutor Kate,  which is in Coventry near to Birmingham International Railway Station.

BUT but your Exam must take place at a certified Gem-A Examination Centre.

See below for further information


EXAM Materials Information

Training Materials (Student) 

The Gem-A provides each student with a set of Course Materials* which are for example :


A zipped wallet containing: a pair of stone tongs, a 10x loupe, a cleaning cloth, a UV torch with batteries, a Diamond Probe with batteries, a plastic diamond shape template.


*The tutor will order materials for you and the cost is included as part of your Gem-A Exam & Materials Fee.


As these items are provided by Gem-A. note that it is possible that the items provided may differ from those listed above.


This course can only proceed with the approval of the GEM-A

(Gemmological Association of Great Britain)

If you wish to proceed with this course the tutor Kate H will make enquires as to the available dates and permission to run your course.

Once a course date has been confirmed a payment of the course TUITION FEE in full is required.

If  the Gem-A  need to cancel the Exam part of your course due to unforeseen circumstances they will most likely offer you an alternative exam date or centre.

Course Tuition Dates MUST coincide with the Gem-A Exam exam dates as follows:

a) Gem-A headquarters in London: Enrolment is October for the January Exam and Enrolment is March for the June Exam.

b) School of Jewellery Birmingham:

 Dates to be advised .

Your Exam MUST take place at a certified Gem-A Examination Centre.


Tutor Kate will make an enquiry as to exam place availability.


Your place is not guaranteed at every Exam Centre because if insufficient students book an exam place then the Gem-A may cancel exams at that centre (e.g. January at the School of Jewellery Birmingham) and advise your must take your exam at Gem-A in London. 

EXAM (Gem-A) Location
Course Booking Terms

Due to stringent terms applied by the Gem-A and the complex course arrangements there is a cancellation fee 


TUITION Course Cancellation Fee is £350

This will be deducted from your refund, if you cancel your course, up to 72 hours before the start of your Tuition course once your payment has been received.

No partial or full refund is available once the course has started.

Gem-A course registration/Exam Fee

You pay the registration/exam fee direct to the Gem-A via our Gemmology tutor who arranges this for you. A refund is not available if cancel your exam place after registration / enrolment. 

How to Book

4 step booking procedure


1. Email and make an initial enquiry

2. Speak with the tutor to determine if the course is suitable for you.

3. Pay the Gem-A Course Tutor direct for your Registration Fee so they can enrol you on the course.

4. Pay us the tuition fee in advance of your tuition commencement.

Course Payment

Payment for your TUITION FEE is required in advance .


You must pay by BACS

You will receive an invoice for the tuition fee advising of all the details.

There is a course cancellation fee applicable so you should make sure you can attend the tuition and exam dates BEFORE booking.


Credit card payments

These are are available via PayPal however they do incur an additional   payment charge - please ask for details if required.

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Before enrolment we arrange for students to speak to the Gemmology tutor to ensure the course content is suitable for their training needs.

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