Gemmology and appraising jewellery

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. Jewellery: understanding rubies, sapphires and emeralds
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Jun 2022

    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 £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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  2. Appraising jewellery and gemstones
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022

    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 £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00
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