Gemmology and appraising jewellery

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Gemmology & Jewellery Appraising Courses in London

Taught by experienced industry professionals and expert tutors, we offer a range of gemmology and jewellery appraising courses throughout the year. Take your pick from our courses, from an introduction to diamonds, to learning more about pearls, rubies, sapphires and emeralds to appraising costume jewellery from the 1800s.

We work with you, supporting you to overcome barriers and realise your personal ambitions. All of our courses have basic materials provided but please read the full course outline before you book as your tutor will list anything you need to bring along.

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  1. Appraising jewellery and gemstones
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Judith Crowe, Derek Jhinnoo
    Wish you knew more about the jewellery you were buying, or could value the heirlooms in your drawer? Join this fascinating two-day course to learn how to appraise gem set jewellery and stones. Explore precious metals, hallmarking, common gemstones found in jewellery and how to identify antique pieces, and bring your own jewellery for assessment by the tutor.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
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  2. Costume jewellery 1800 to now
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 2 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Judith Crowe, Derek Jhinnoo
    Costume jewellery tends to be viewed as the poor cousin of fine jewellery but the reality is far from that. This is a one day course that looks at the history of costume jewellery from 1600 and how the advances in materials and technology made it so popular. Tutor: Judith Crowe.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
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  3. Jewellery: a buyer's guide to pearls
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Judith Crowe, Derek Jhinnoo
    Join this fascinating one-day course for a valuable insight into pearls, their cultivation and trade, and use in jewellery. Learn how to recognise the many types on the market, judge the good from the bad, spot the imitations and buy your pearl jewellery with confidence.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
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  4. Jewellery: understanding rubies, sapphires and emeralds
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 11 Jun 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Judith Crowe, Derek Jhinnoo
    Join this fascinating one day course for a valuable insight into the trade of rubies, sapphires and emeralds, different types of these precious stones on the market, and how to assess them. Learn about how the beautiful stones are mined, cut, graded and priced, as well as exploring common simulants. No previous experience necessary.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
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  5. Introduction to diamonds
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Judith Crowe, Derek Jhinnoo
    Join this fascinating one day course for a valuable insight into the diamond trade, different types of diamonds on the market, and how to assess them. Learn about how the beautiful stones are mined, cut, graded and priced, as well as exploring common simulants. No previous experience necessary.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
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