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Organic Gem Materials for Jewellers Course

Discover more about the world of organic Gem Materials and how these can be utilised in Jewellery
- 3 hours Live Private 1:1 Tuition Course

- Tuition from an experienced Goldsmith and Gemmologist  

- Online convenient learning

Course Description

This course is designed to inform and introduce Jewellers, Jewellery buyers or Jewellery enthusiasts to the most common organic types of gemstone material used for cut gems and other ornamental objects, these being material derived originally from living forms (organisms) or that are by products of living forms, most commonly used are;  

  • Pearl

  • Amber

  • Coral

  • Jet

  • Amber

  • Mother of Pearl

  • Bone


Other materials that can be classed as organic gem materials are these, which can also be included in the course content;

  • Ammolite; Ammonite; Crinoids; Dinosaur Bone; Fossilized Coral and Bryozoans; Opalized & Petrified Wood; Sand Dollar and Turritella Agate.

This course provides step-by-step tuition, through discussions and enlarged PowerPoint images, enabling you to observe the details and characterises of a variety of organic gem materials, the aim of this course being to help you gain working knowledge of the Gem materials listed or those you have specifically chosen.

Course content includes:


  • How individual types of gem materials are produced organically or created as preserved organic material

  • How individual types are used by Goldsmith in Jewellery, fixing methods and their limitations for use.

  • Distinct characteristics (If applicable to type)

  • Common Cuts/Shapes or Colours (If applicable to type)

  • Origin (If applicable to type)

  • Care/Conservation

  • Historical Jewellery context

You may select several of the Organic Materials listed that are of particular interest to you and request to cover these in more in-depth if you wish.

Course content can be tailored to suit as required your requirements.

No previous Gemmology or Jewellery experience is required to benefit from this course.


Course notes are provided for your reference after the course.

  • Tuition is private and is delivered upon request, and delivered live online via Zoom from an expert Jewellery Historian and Goldsmith.

  • Up to 2 persons may attend


  • Delivered interactively online via


For this course, tuition is delivered interactively via Zoom.

You join free at and the tutor emails you a link to join your one-to-one course session just before the agreed start time.

  • You simply copy the meeting code provided in the link

  • Open Zoom on your PC or Laptop

  • Click join meeting and paste your meeting code into the box provided.

Related Courses

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


Private Course

William H

Goldsmith & Metallurgist

Course Fee: £240

Vat/Tax 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. We understand you may need more information.

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Additional Course Information

What is the course date?

The course date is set by 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 10.30am 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

This course is live private tuition delivered interactively online.

Tuition is interactive, delivered via and fully guided by the tutor.

Course notes are provided.

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 instalments, 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. *£95 applies to a standard one day course.


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