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Diploma in Gemmology

An in-depth scientific study of gemstones using gemmological instruments. The qualified Gemmologist is able to identify and describe whether a gem is natural, synthetic (man-made) or treated. Gemmologists identify gems in antique and modern jewellery and for jewellery production. Graduates possess the knowledge to identify gem material for subsequent valuation and the wholesale and retail purchase of loose gem material – both faceted and rough.

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COURSE OUTLINE

  • Physical and optical properties of gemstones
  • Gemstone light, colour and optical properties
  • Geology, chemistry and physical properties of gemstones
  • Instruments & testing procedures for gem identification
  • Crystalline gemstones (eg quartz, ruby, emerald, garnet, etc)
  • Organic gemstones (eg pearls, amber, coral, etc)
  • Synthetics and imitants

ESSENTIAL STUDY FOR

  • Manufacturing jeweller
  • Jewellery buyer
  • Jewellery valuer
  • Retail and wholesale gem sales
  • Gem enthusiast
  • Researcher
  • Second hand dealer/auction house staff

COURSE DATES, FEES & ENROLMENTS

Courses are provided by Gem-Ed Australia and individual State Divisions. Select a division below to view upcoming course dates, fees and to enrol.

Since graduating I have been setting up my new little jewellery business, Sleepless Nights Design, and working on my first production range.

SARAH MUNDAY FGAA - WA Student 2013

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