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An Introduction to Fair Trade Gemstones

1-Day 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.


Fair Trade Gemstones: An Introduction

This course is the perfect introduction to the important markers a jeweller should be aware of when making ethical Gemstone or Diamond Buying choices.


You will gain invaluable information about how to begin the process of becoming a Fair Trade Jeweller,and along the way you will also discover fascinating snipperts of information to enchant your customers with and obtain unique selling points (USP) to support your 'Story Behind the Stone' during the sales process too.


This course will provide you with information about:

  • Source Countries - Diamond and coloured stones

  • Mining types and the supply chain - Example Sri Lanka

  • Ethical issues

  • How to source Fair Trade Gemstones & Diamonds

  • Industry Legislation

  • Traceability and Disclosure

  • Fair Trade Metal - A Brief Overview

  • Re-Cycling


In this instance Fair Trade Gemstones from Sri Lanka are used as a working example.

At the end of the course there will be a feedback session, to answer your questions and for you to receive course notes to take away with you.

Learning about the supply chain is part of your journey towards becoming an Ethical Jeweller.

Course Description
Course Fee and Course Date

More information

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. 

What is the course date?

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.

About the Materials

No materials are required for this course.

Course Location
Tutors & Course Fee
Tutor Experience

South Coast - May travel for student group bookings

Stuart P

Course Fee available upon request

Vat not applicable

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Additional information

Only expert tutors



Your tutor will only be an established highly skilled Goldsmith or Jewellery Industry professional.


Practical courses are taught in the workshop of your tutor. This will give you the added benefit of seeing first-hand how they carry-out their own professional trade practise.


  • See how their workshop is set up.


  • See which tools they find invaluable.


  • Find out some of their trade secrets.

Practical Matters


Workshop Hours


Flexible to suit, usually 9.30am to 4.30pm


Lunch is not provided so you'll need to bring a packed lunch to suit your own dietary requirments.


Do you have a question?

Please make a general enquiry, email me or request a Course Information sheet. 

The focus is on you

Course content


Courses are individually tailored to suit your skill level and requirements wherever technically possible and feasible in the time allowed on the day of your course, as determined by the tutor.


When making a course enquiry please provide as much information as you can about what you want to acheive on your course.


All your information will better prepare the tutor so that you can obtain the best possible course experience.


How to Book

Choose your date

 Decide when you might like your course to take place then "Make a Course Enquiry" and advise your details on the form provided.



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


Or you may text  a question to Dawn on 07703 287640

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