Introduction to Gems and Gemmology

An Introduction to Gems & Gemmology is designed to teach the basic gemmology of gemstones. The course is ideal for gem enthusiasts, keen hobbyists as well as those that may be considering a career in the jewellery industry.

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COURSE OUTLINE

  • Properties of gemstones
  • Corundum
  • Diamond
  • Coloured gems
  • Synthetics & simulants
  • Ornamentals (organic, minerals, rocks, lapidary)
  • Laboratory sessions to learn the use of gem testing equipment

ESSENTIAL STUDY FOR

  • Retail sales staff
  • Estate jewellers
  • Licenced second hand jewellery dealers
  • Op shop staff
  • Lapidarists
  • Gem enthusiasts
  • Prospective Diploma in Gemmology students

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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Advanced Gemstone Inclusions

Two-day course that extends beyond the Diploma in Gemmology course or equivalent, delving further into gemstone inclusions.

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Diploma in Gemmology

A part-time two year (equivalent) diploma course comprising of scientific study in order to identify faceted and rough gem material (gemstones).

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