Diamonds are forever
First things first, what is gemology? The combined art and science of studying, cutting, valuing, buying and selling of some of the world’s most precious natural and artificial gems and gemstones. Think diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds and you are on the right track. Gemmologists work in all areas of the jewellery industry, identifying specific properties in expensive stones, clocks and watches. To get a better idea we caught up with John Hollerbach in his Whitechapel studio, a lecturer in gemology at The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design . With...
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12 Gemology courses in London
Gemology courses in London are a great start for those looking to get in to the jewellery industry, as well as those who are simply dazzled by diamonds. Most gemology in London classes will give you hands-on experience with gems – allowing you to touch them, examine them and learn more about how to spot them. You might choose a gemology course focused on a particular stone, but there are more generals ones in London too.
at CITY LIT
- A buyer's guide to pearls: natural, cultured and imitation
Discover the fascinating life of a pearl. Learn how to recognise the many types on the market, to judge the good from the bad, to...
- An introduction to diamonds
Look at the different types of diamonds on the market. Learn about the mining, cutting and grading/pricing of diamonds plus...
at THE LEARNING CENTRE BEXLEY
- Gemstones in Jewellery
Learn about the different types of gemstones and their properties, and how to use them to design a stunning piece of jewellery...
at The Cass
- A guide to Gemology, Clocks and Watches, Precious Metals and Hallmarks
This short course offers learners the skills and techniques to identify specific properties in gemstones, clocks and watches,...
- Gemstone Setting for Jewellery
10-4pm 2-day Course An introductory course on Gemstone setting for intermediate level practitioners and professionals, who...
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