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An Introduction to Gemmology
(Coloured Gemstones)

1-Day Gemmology Course | Private Tuition

All tutors work are professional Gemmologists or Gemmology Trade Experts who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.


Course Description

An Introduction to Gemmology 

Use this fascinating 1-day course as a starting point to learn about the basic facts about Coloured Gemstones.



​If you prefer you may select one favourite stone and learn more in-depth information about the;

  • Origin & Story

  • Common Treatments

  • Identification methods for recognising the difference between natural, synthetic and imitation stones.

A particularly useful introductory course for those considering more in-depth Gemmology training such as Gem-A Diploma courses in the future.


Obtain an overview about:

  • A beginner’s guide to identification

  • About gem identification tools & equipment

  • Gem-A standards of Gem testing

  • Gemmology terminology 

  • A basic understanding of the differences between natural, synthetic and imitation gemstones.​

This course will not make a Gemmologist of you in 1-day however it has been designed to be a useful beginning that provides an overview for Jewellery Makers, Jewellery Retailers, Gemstone / Jewellery Buyers and Gemstone Enthusiasts.

Tutor Options

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 FGA, DGA, GIA Pearl, GG

Course Fee: £325 GBP

Additional Course Information

What is the course date?

The course date is arranged to suit you so that you can undertake a tuition session at your convenience.


All dates / times of course sessions are subject to tutor availability.

Start time are generally 10am GMT London Time but this can be adjusted slightly to suit.

About the Course Fee

A large portion of the course fee quoted is paid to the tutor, because, it’s their expertise that you pay for.

Where there is a selection of tutors,  course, fee's may vary due to individual tutor requirements for teaching.


In addition a there is a small fee for arranging your course which is included in the total course fee.


Course fee payment is required in advanced by BACS Bank Transfer invoice or IBAN for international students.

Vat/Tax is not applicable

About Tuition

In-studio Course Tuition

Gem material and all gemmology equipment is provided by the tutor.


Make a Course Enquiry


  • Advise your details on the form provided.

  • At this stage this is just an enquiry with no obligation to book. 

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Booking Information

Payment Terms

Payment is required in advance and payments are handled safely and securely by BACS Bank Transfer invoicing (IBAN 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 Terms

  • 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.

* Amount is variable depending on the duration and type of the course.  When you enquire, our quote reply will provide the actual cancellation amount applicable. £75 applies to a standard one day (6 hours) course.


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Or you may text  a question to Dawn on 07703 287640

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