Continue the fascinating world of gems, and see new and exciting stones previously omitted from the introductory course.  Session will begin with a review of the basics and a deepening of the concepts:

  • Mineralogical definitions
  • How to measure dimensions, weight and cut types
  • Loupe and microscope observation techniques for identifying exterior and interior characteristics
  • Types of treatments and synthetics, assembled or artificial gems on the market

Session continues on the study of less common gems on the market. Once again, you will learn important characteristics of gems, and perhaps discover stones you have never heard of!

Who Should Take This Course

This course is designed as a continuation of Gemmology 1, with further opportunity to observe numerous specimens in the world of gemstones.
Prerequisites: Gemmology 1.

What You’ll Learn

Students will revisit lessons on gem formation, gem cutting and care, as well as important characteristics that contribute to the identification and unique beauty of each gem.  A portion of each class is dedicated to hands-on training, offering students more experience in proper gemmological observation techniques using a loupe and microscope.

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 exam will receive an attestation from EGM.

 Following Gemmology 2, students wishing to continue can enroll in Gemmology 3, where they will learn how to use gemmological instruments in order to identify gemstones.

The Gemmology 2 course contiunes the path to the iGEM Gemmology Certificate.

Languages and Schedule

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

Registration and Payment

Payment is considered as registration. Payment can be made on this page, also by debit or credit card by calling the school at (514) 844-0024, by Interac on the email

The price of the course is $550 before taxes, and is subject to applicable taxes: 5% federal tax (GST) and 9.975% provincial tax (QST). 

The final price is therefore $632.36.

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  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.