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How to choose Gemstones for Jewellery

1-Day | One-to-one Private Tuition
Tuition from a professional Gemmologist
Course Description
How to Choose Gemstones for Jewellery Designs

This one day course has been specially designed to assist Jewellery Designers, Jewellery Makers or manufacturers  who use gemstones in their jewellery and other designs. The emphasis of this course is on learning techniques for making suitable gemstone selections for a particular design as part of the jewellery manufacturing process.

During this practical course you will handle gemstones and learn about important aspects for consideration when selecting gemstones, such as;

  • Hardness

  • Cut

  • Inclusions

  • Colour


During the course there is plenty of opportunity for discussion relating to your own Gemstone experiences and concerns.

A course that is also suitable for Gemstone connoisseurs or Jewellery enthusiasts who like to commission jewellery designs.

This course is designed to precede

COURSE 1-Day ‘Gemstone or Glass – What are you buying?

How to selec gemstones for jewelery manuacture _ Course
How to choose gemstones for jewellery designs - course

No previous knowledge of Gemstones or Gemmology is required in order to participate and benefit from this useful and fascinating course.

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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



Kate H 

Professional Gemmologist FGA, DGA, GIA Pearl, GG

Course Fee: £320 Private interactive tuition

Vat/Tax not applicable

Additional 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.

About Tuition

Gemstone materials, for study are provided by the tutor for this course. Both rough and fashioned, examples of which are widely seen within today’s retail market.

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

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


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

Vat/Tax is not applicable.


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, out quote reply will provide the actual cancellation amount applicable. £75 applies to a standard one day course. Gem-A courses are fully quoted prior to booking.


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