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Introduction to Ornamentals & Crystals

This one day course covers what is an ornamental and crystal gem materials and what is so special about them. How they are used now and in the past.

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COURSE OUTLINE

  • Includes lectures and hands-on activities with many samples in the laboratory
  • Covers many different ornamental gem materials such as Jades, Quartz varieties, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite and more, and the instruments used to identify them
  • Covers the difference between natural and synthetic and imitation and treated ornamental gems
  • Introduction to what crystals are (minerals)
  • Chemistry and geology of minerals
  • Crystallography basics – crystal systems, forms and faces
  • Visual identification

ESSENTIAL STUDY FOR

  • Retail jewellers
  • Wholesale jewellers and gem dealers
  • TAFE/university students studying jewellery making or geology
  • Antique dealers
  • Auction house personnel
  • Prospective Diploma in Gemmology students
  • Lapidarist
  • Prospectors
  • Crystal collectors
  • Gem enthusiasts

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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