Gem Handling

Learn the strengths and weaknesses of gem materials and how to handle gemstones with basic tools in a practical workshop setting. Safe practices in cleaning, polishing and repair will be discussed. Condition and damage assessment techniques will also be included. Practical workshop experience preferable.

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COURSE OUTLINE

  • Handling and opening gemstone packaging
  • Introduction to the common tools of the trade
  • Picking up gemstones with tweezers
  • Examination of gemstones using a loupe
  • Cleaning and polishing a gemstone for inspection
  • Avoiding damage to gemstones
  • Re-packaging and storage of gemstones

ESSENTIAL STUDY FOR

  • Prospective Practical Diamond Grading Students
  • Prospective Gemmology students
  • Jewellers
  • Retail sales staff
  • Gem enthusiasts
  • Second hand dealers/auction houses
  • Wholesale gem merchants

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.

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