Gemmology for Intermediates | BAJ

Gemmology for Intermediates


Deepen and develop your understanding of gemmology as you explore professional techniques for identifying and categorising gemstones on our two-day Gemmology for Intermediates course.

Over the course of the programme, you will get to grips with a range of professional equipment used in the jewellery industry, including microscopes, refractometers, Chelsea filters and spectroscopes. You will also learn how to interpret the results obtained using these tools, how to decipher negative and misleading results and how to calculate Carat weight, among other key gem categorisation skills.

Course Content
Course Content

Conceived as the perfect next step for learners who have completed our Gemmology for Beginners course, this intermediate programme explores more advanced topics that provide jewellery students, industry professionals and retailers alike with invaluable knowledge and skills for recognising and understanding gemstones.

During this intermediate course you will learn about:

  • Professional equipment for identifying gemstones
  • Calculating the Carat of gemstones
  • Estimating the weight of stones
  • Optically isotropic or optically anisotropic gemstones
Key Information
Key Information

Next start dates: TBA

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

Delivery: This course is taught on campus.

Entry requirements: Those wishing to take part in this intermediate programme should have a BAJ Certificate of Completion for our Gemmology for Beginners course or equivalent experience.

Price: £400


Our Diamond Grading for Beginners and Diamond Grading for Intermediates short courses.

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

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Morley House,
26-30 Holborn Viaduct,
London EC1A 2AT

+44 (0)20 7405 0197

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