Gemmology 3

How do the professionals approach gem identification when faced with similar looking stones? Having discovered the astonishing array of beautiful gems in Gemmology 1 and learning how to systematically test and analyze these gems in Gemmology 2 students now hone their gem identification skills by differentiating and identifying potentially similar looking gems.

Who Should Take This Course

Jewellery professionals and gem enthusiasts alike will benefit from the extensive hands-on gem observation and testing offered in Gemmology 3.

Prerequisites: Gemmology 1 and Gemmology 2.

Gemmology 3 and Gemmology 4 can be taken simultaneously please ask about details when registering.

What You’ll Learn

Gemmology 3 and Gemmology 4 are similar practical courses designed to let students apply their new gem identification skills when faced with gems of similar colours and appearances.
In EGM’s well-equipped laboratory classroom students will observe and test carefully selected specimens from EGM’s vast collection of gemstones. Each course focuses on a series of gemstones grouped by colour and students must differentiate and identify each individual gem material.

Gemmology 3 covers gemstones of the following colours:

  • Yellow and brown gems
  • Pink and purple gems
  • Colourless gems
  • Black and white gems

What You’ll Receive

Students receive comprehensive course notes with a list of gemstone properties and identifying features that will serve as a valuable reference for the future. Students who successfully complete the course and pass the final practical exam will receive an attestation from EGM.

Languages and Schedule

This course is offered in English (on Wednesdays) and French (on Thursdays). Classes are from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. one evening a week for fifteen weeks. See course calendar for dates.

How to Register

You can register online, by phone at 514-844-0024, or by mail. Registration for the classes in French is on the French page.

Certificate Program

At the end of the workshop and if you have passed the evaluation test, you will receive a certificate from the EGM.

For those who want to further pursue their gemmological training, EGM offers a Certificate program. Students who complete Gemmology 1, 2, 3, and 4, as well as the Diamond Grading, Coloured Stone Grading and Pearl Grading Workshops can sit the EGM Certificate exams. Students who successfully pass the Certificate theory and practical exams will receive an EGM Certificate in Gemmology.