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Gem-A Diamond Diploma (Practical & Theory) Tuition Course, with Exam

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


This full Diploma Course comprise of 20 tuition days 

- Followed by an Exam day

  • 15-Days of Diamond Grading Practical tuition 

  • 5-Days of Diamond Grading Theory tuition ​​

  • Part-time flexible tuition is available 

Course Description

This course follows the syllabus for practical and theory tuition as laid out by the Gem-A (The Gemmological Association of Great Britain).

The following topic are covered in this Gem-A Diploma 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


Tuition for Gem-A Diamond Diploma Course

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
Full Diamond Grading Diploma 
Practical & Theory

20 Days of Tuition

Suitable for Gemmology Beginners

Fee £4900

- Each session is 3 or 6 hours part-time until the 20 days are completed.

- 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 Fee *£1810 GBP

- YOU pay this separately to the GEM-A tutor guidance at the time of your Exam enrolment.


* The Exam / Materials fee may be subject to increase changes by Gem-A on occasion.

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


The Tutor is a certified trainer for the Gem-A, who will use sets of "Training stones" for your tuition which are of and exceed the quality of stones required to deliver the Course to Gem-A syllabus standards.

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.

EXAM (Gem-A) Location

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. 

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 £350

This will be deducted from your refund, if you cancel your course, up to 14 days 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 Registration/Exam Fee

You pay the exam fee direct to the Gem-A therefore they determine if a refund is possible of not if you cancel your exam place after enrolment. 

How to Book

3 step booking procedure


1. Email and make an initial enquiry. We will arrange for the the Gemmology tutor to call you to discuss tuition. We need to check this course is right for you before you book.

2.  Three hour Introduction to Gem/Diamond Diploma session.

You may be required to undertake this 3 hour couse if you are a complete beginner in Diamonds

Course fee £200

We do this so the tutor can determine if the Diamond Diploma Course course is right for you before you enroll and pay for tuition.

The three hour session includes:

  • Introduction to course materials

  • Discuss Exam course assignments

  • Overview of equipment types  

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

5. 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.


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If you haven't found the information you are looking for or you want to ask a question about a course please make an email enquiry.

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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