Introduction to Separation of Natural and Synthetic Gemstones (Mandarin)

Taught in Mandarin, this short 2-day course will take you through the theory behind the properties of gemstones and how instruments can be used to test gemstones. Students will explore how to use the knowledge gained from these test results to determine if a gemstone is natural or synthetic, and if it has been treated.

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COURSE OUTLINE

  • the relationship between earth and gems
  • geological environments and gemstone formation
  • properties and fundamentals used to evaluate gemstones
  • how instruments are used to test gemstones
  • features of natural & synthetic ruby and sapphire
  • manufacturing techniques and features of synthetic gemstones, doublets and triplets
  • synthetic opal, opal imitations and treatments.

ESSENTIAL STUDY FOR

  • Jewellery buyer
  • Auction & antique sales
  • Personal interest
  • Sophisticated purchaser
  • Retail sales staff
  • 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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