3-Day Gemstone Identification Basics

Intensive Instruction | 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.


Gemstone Identification Basics

This 3-day intensive course provides a unique opportunity to learn basic practical coloured gem identification skills, using standard gem testing techniques utilising equipment such as;

- 10x lens

- Polariscope

- Refractometer


The Gemmology Basics course is designed to be an introduction to practical Gemmology for those considering studying this interesting subject. With step-by-step practical instruction you will learn basic identification skills to help you to distinguish between natural, synthetic and imitation gems.


Discover more about the world of gemstones, by observing and handling a variety of stones. 

All the necessary gem material, tools/equipment is provided during the course. Course handouts will also be provided by the tutor.

This Course is ideal for anyone working in jewellery workshops or in retail or for those who are enthusiastic in this subject.

Whilst Gemmological experience is advantageous, students do not require previous Gemmological knowledge in order to participate and benefit from this Course. 

This 3-day course follows the principles as set out by the Gemmological Association (Gem-A.)


A suitable course for use as a stepping stone between the Gem-A’s more theoretical Foundation Practical Certificate Gemmology Course and the Gemmology Diploma Course.

Course Description

NOTE| The course content for Gemstone Identification Basics does not include tuition on Pearls or about Diamonds & Grading. 

These are specialist areas and are available as stand-alone courses.


The Gemmology Basics 3-day course is also available for groups of up to 6 students.

Please make an enquiry if you require further information.

Course Fee and Course Date

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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. 

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.

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About the Materials

No materials are required for this course.

Course Location
Tutors & Course Fee
Tutor Experience

Coventry only

Course Fee available upon request

Vat not applicable

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