Gem and Jewellery Appraisal Course

The Montreal School of Gemmology’s Gem and Jewellery Appraisal program is recognized by the Canadian Jeweller’s Association.

Dedicated exclusively to evaluation techniques pertaining to gems and jewellery, our course focuses on practical work with our vast collection of coloured gems, diamonds, pearls, and jewellery to prepare students for the tasks and challenges they will encounter as appraisers.

Organized visits to local jewellery manufacturers, practicing appraisers, computer assisted design workshops, and others along with lectures from respected industry professionals and experts allow students to start building their own network of professional contacts

Who Should Take This Course

Certified gemmologists, or students currently enrolled in a gemmology program who want to either become practicing appraisers or gain a deeper understanding of the inner workings of the gem and jewellery market in order to increase their employment opportunities.


All students must hold, or be working towards, a recognized gemmological qualification such as Career Gemmologist (or FGA or GG).
Students must also have completed the following courses:
EGM’s Facetted Diamond Grading Workshop (or equivalent)
EGM’s Pearl Grading Workshop.

Languages and Schedule

This course is given in English.

It includes the course of History of Jewellery.

Classes are held Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM over the course of four weeks.

If you want to register in French, please go to this page.


By phone at 514 844-0024 or by clicking on ‘I register’ on the right.


CDN $ 5 600 + taxes
An initial payment of $ 1 500 must be made at least one week before classes begin.

What You’ll Receive

All students receive comprehensive course notes and an illustrated bilingual glossary that will serve as valuable future references.
Students who obtain a minimum grade of 75% on their final practical exam and have an overall average above 70% will receive an EGM Diploma in Gem and Jewellery Appraisal and be allowed to use the title of EGMA.