Gemmology Basic COURSE
Antwerp / Belgium

GBE111902

€ 2.650,00 (Excl.)


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Dates:
16/09/2019 - 04/10/2019

Location:
Hoveniersstraat 22
Antwerp / Belgium
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Course Hours:
Monday to Friday from 8:45 am to 4:45 pm.
Coffee breaks and lunch break.
Duration: 3 weeks / 15 days

Capacity: 12 people

Deposit:
In order to guarantee your place in the course, we ask you to pay a deposit of 1060€ within 15 days after registration. The remaining amount must be paid before the course starts in order to keep your place in the course.
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Please contact education@hrdantwerp.com for more information.



Important Final price may vary according to local tax laws
Requirements

Min. age: 18 years.


Target Group

This course is meant for:

Gemmologists to be.


Course Content

First week: Gem identification basics

  • Optics and gemstones.
  • Physical properties of gemstones.
  • Crystallography.
  • Gemmological instruments.
  • Identification techniques.

Second week: Systematic classification of the most important gemstones

  • Mineralogy of gemstones.
  • Systematic classification of minerals.
  • Systematic classification of gemstones: ruby and sapphire (corundum)-emerald and other beryl -alexandrite and other chrysoberyl- spinel group – garnet group – quartz group (e.g. citrine, amethyst) - topaz – tourmaline – zircon – peridot.
  • Study of inclusions using a gemological microscope.
  • Classification of inclusions.

Third week: Distinction between natural and synthetic ruby, sapphire and emerald

  • Lab. grown gems like Verneuil and identification.
  • Artificial glass and assembled gems.
  • Final exams.

Examination
Practical examination Gemmology: Students have to examine 20 gemstones correctly.
Theoretical examination Gemmology: Examination with open questions.

Diploma
Certificate: HRD Antwerp Gemstone Identification

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Gemmology Basic


During these courses you’ll investigate the properties of gemstones, using specialized tools and you'll learn how to distinguish synthetic from natural gemstones (ruby, sapphire, emerald and more).

Gemmology Basic

2-4 weeks, depending on date and location.
Depends on date and location.
English , French , Turkish , Italian , Arab , Spanish , Polish
Global

Discover our Gemmology course in association with Geoffrey Dominy, author of the “Handbook of Gemmology”. A well respected gemmologist with an aptitude for providing detailed and clear information. The photos of the well- illustrated book are from Tino Hammid, an internationally renowned photographer. 


The study of gemmology investigates all the properties of precious stones. Students who delve into gemmology, find themselves in an exciting new world of observation and investigation of beauty and science. We train students to identify gemstones using specialized tools and instruments and will study different types of inclusions with the aid of a gemmological microscope. You will learn how to distinguish synthetic from natural gemstones (ruby, sapphire and emerald and other important varieties). 

Gemmology Basic

Duration

2-4 weeks, depending on date and location.

Requirements

Min. age: 18 years.

Number of attendants

Depends on date and location.

Target Group

This course is meant for:

Gemmologists to be.

Course Content

First week: Gem identification basics

  • Optics and gemstones.
  • Physical properties of gemstones.
  • Crystallography.
  • Gemmological instruments.
  • Identification techniques.

Second week: Systematic classification of the most important gemstones

  • Mineralogy of gemstones.
  • Systematic classification of minerals.
  • Systematic classification of gemstones: ruby and sapphire (corundum)-emerald and other beryl -alexandrite and other chrysoberyl- spinel group – garnet group – quartz group (e.g. citrine, amethyst) - topaz – tourmaline – zircon – peridot.
  • Study of inclusions using a gemological microscope.
  • Classification of inclusions.

Third week: Distinction between natural and synthetic ruby, sapphire and emerald

  • Lab. grown gems like Verneuil and identification.
  • Artificial glass and assembled gems.
  • Final exams.

Examination

Practical examination Gemmology: Students have to examine 20 gemstones correctly.
Theoretical examination Gemmology: Examination with open questions.

Diploma

Certificate: HRD Antwerp Gemstone Identification
Date(s) Location Language Price Excl. Price Incl. Course Code
06/04/2020 - 24/04/2020 Antwerp English € 2.650,00 € 3.206,50 GBE112001 More Info Register
17/08/2020 - 04/09/2020 Antwerp English € 2.650,00 € 3.206,50 GBE112002 More Info Register
28/10/2019 - 15/11/2019 Antwerp French € 2.297,00 € 2.779,37 GBF111902* More Info Register
16/03/2020 - 03/04/2020 Antwerp French € 2.650,00 € 3.206,50 GBF112001 More Info Register
09/11/2020 - 27/11/2020 Antwerp French € 2.650,00 € 3.206,50 GBF112002 More Info Register

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