GEM 150 GEM IDENTIFICATION
In this intensive lab course the student will learn the use of gem testing equipment necessary to identify natural, imitation and synthetic gemstones and their treatments. In 10 lab assignments students will identify between 50 and 60 gemstones including synthetic stones.
Fee: $ 1,495 includes textbook “Gem Identification Made Easy” and binder with study materials; includes $ 300 exam fee for written and practical exam.
NOTE: Students can complete the written and practical exam during last day of the workshop.
Please note: Student must register even if tuition is paid by someone else
By home study (available to Canadian residents only): student must have access to basic gem identification tools such as refractometer, polariscope, spectroscope, dichroscope, 10x loupe (microscope), etc. Study stone sets will be sent by Canada ExpressPost and guidance is available through Skype video tutorial with an instructor.
Prerequisite: Recommended GEM 110, GEM 120 or equivalent.
IMPORTANT: We ship study stones to students residing in Canada only. Student is responsible for proper return of stone sets within one month.
In this course an organic liquid (methylene iodide) saturated with sulfur is being used in conjunction with the refractometer. The school cannot assume any liability for any allergic or medical reactions a student may experience from its use. Please consult your health practitioner.
This course is only available to residents of Canada; we are unable to accommodate foreign students.