Introduction to Opal

This highly informative course comprises 2 weekend days of lectures & laboratory practical sessions (opals, instruments and microscopes are provided for a hands on experience). You will look at opal from a new perspective!

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  • Historical context
  • Opal types
  • Basic Gemmology
  • Basic Geology
  • Basic Crystallography
  • Use of basic instruments: Loupe, Microscope, Light sources, UV lights, etc
  • Basic identification process


  • Opal enthusiasts
  • Jewellery retailers
  • Jewellery manufacturers
  • Gemstone dealers
  • Gemstone buyers
  • Those seeking a career in the Gem or Jewellery industry
  • Fossickers & Lapidarists


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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