Gemmology for Beginners | BAJ

Gemmology for Beginners

Course overview

Learn to identify and understand gemstones on our Gemmology for Beginners short course. Taking place over two days, this programme will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of gemmology: the science of gemstones.

As you delve into the world of gemmology, you will learn to recognise the structures of different gem materials and gain knowledge about mining and manufacturing processes, as well as about different gemstone cuts and artificial gemstones. Ultimately, you will leave the course with a fundamental understanding of the optical and physical properties of gemstones and will also have learned how to distinguish between synthetic and natural gemstones.

Course Content
Course Content

Open to enthusiasts, students, retailers and jewellery industry professionals, our Gemmology for Beginners course provides learners with skills that are essential for those working in the sector and highly rewarding for jewellery lovers of all kinds.

Our two-day Gemmology for Beginners course covers the following topics:

  • Understanding optical properties of gemstones
  • Understanding physical properties of gemstones
  • Identifying the difference between synthetic and natural gemstones
Key Information
Key Information

Next start dates: June 10-11

Course duration: Two sessions, 10 am – 6 pm.

Delivery: This course is taught on campus in London.

Entry requirements: No prior experience or specific qualifications are required.

Price: £400


On completion of the beginner level course, we highly recommend taking our Gemmology for Intermediates course to gain a more in-depth, technical understanding of gemstones. 

We also offer beginner level and intermediate level courses in diamond grading. 

The British Academy of Jewellery also offers a diverse range of short courses, as well as a Jewellery Diploma Programme, which will equip you with all the knowledge and skills you need to design and manufacture jewellery.

Ready to enrol?
As a current student at BAJ or an alumni of the past 3 years you can get a 10% discount on our short courses.*
To find out if you are eligible, please enquire to speak with our admissions team.


10% OFF

*Terms and conditions apply, please contact the admissions team for more information.

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26-30 Holborn Viaduct,
London EC1A 2AT

+44 (0)20 7405 0197

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