A one-day course taking you through one of the classic gemstone combinations – diamonds and pearls.
We will look at natural diamond formation, the history of cutting and polishing, grading and imitation stones as well as looking at the diamond industry and synthetic diamonds. The second part of the day will look at the interesting world of pearls, including how these are formed and farmed. You will also have the opportunity to see a selection of diamonds and pearls which demonstrate examples of some of the subjects we will discuss.
- a gem lover
- a jeweller who wants to know a bit more about the stones you are using in your work
- an antique dealer who would like to understand more about the stones you are seeing
why not spend a day with me learning a little about the tests gemmologists use to help identify gemstones, the science behind these tests and their results and have the opportunity to handle the stones and see this for yourself.
The day will be suitable for those who have completed my Introduction to Gemmology day or those who are approaching the subject for the first time and will be a mixture of theory and practical work.