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Gemmology Update and Synthetics

This subject updates the student on contemporary treatments and synthetics currently available on the market, especially synthetic diamonds. Knowledge of traditional and pre-existent synthetics will be assumed, as the focus is on recent developments. Coatings, enhancements and synthetic materials will be covered. Indispensable for the practicing gemmologist. Prerequisite: Diploma in Gemmology or equivalent. CPD points may be available to NCJV members.

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COURSE OUTLINE

  • Instruments
  • Diamond imitation (CZ, YAG, GGG, Moissanite) and latest synthetics (CVD & HPHT)
  • Diamond latest treatments and identification
  • Corundum comparison of natural and synthetics (Chatham, Verneuil, Ramaura, Kashan etc)
  • Corundum newest occurrences and recognition of treatments
  • Emerald newest occurrences and recognition of synthetics and treatments
  • Jade, aquamarine, alexandrite, tanzanite, topaz and others

ESSENTIAL STUDY FOR

  • Manufacturing jeweller
  • Jewellery buyer
  • Jewellery valuer
  • Retail and wholesale gem sales
  • Gem enthusiast
  • Personal interest
  • Sophisticated purchaser

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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