Gemmology 1

Unearth the fascinating world of gems and see why these beautiful stones have captured our imagination for thousands of years. In a relaxed and friendly environment you will discover gems you have never heard of and learn the important characteristics of well-known gems.

Who Should Take This Course

This course is perfect for anyone interested in gems. Professionals and amateurs alike will benefit from the opportunity to observe numerous specimens and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of nature’s sparkling creations.
No prerequisites.

What You’ll Learn

Students learn about gem formation, gem mining, gem cutting, and gem care with a focus on the important characteristics that contribute to the unique beauty and value of each gem.
A portion of each class is dedicated to hands-on training allowing students to see numerous gem specimens and learn proper gem observation techniques.

What You’ll Receive

All students will receive detailed course notes filled with information and illustrations that will serve as a valuable reference. Students who successfully complete the course and pass the final test will receive an attestation from EGM.
Following Gemmology 1, students wishing to continue can enroll in Gemmology 2 where they will learn how to use the important gemmological instruments used in gem identification.

Gemmology 1 and Gemmology 2 can be taken simultaneously please ask about details when registering.

Languages and Schedule

This course is offered in English on Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (or in French on Tuesday). See course calendar for details.

How to Register

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

Certificate Program

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, the Coloured Stone Grading and the 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.