World Gem Foundation

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Update

Due to the ongoing 'State of Emergency', all practical classes have been cancelled until further notice. The classes listed below are subject to change depending on what transpires over the next couple of months. Please contact us for more information.

Gemmology Practical Workshops - 2020 (Madrid, Spain)

Gem Identification #1
5 Days
Gem Identification #2
5 Days
Coloured Gemstone Grading #1
5 Days
Lab-Created and Treated Gems
5 Days
Diamond Grading & Lab-created Diamonds
8 Days
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Aug 31st to Sept 4th Sept 7th to 11th Sept 14th to 18th Sept 21st to 25th Sept 30th to Oct 7th
Oct 19th to 23rd Oct 26th to 30th Nov 3rd to 7th * Nov 9th to 13th Nov 18th to 25th

Please Note

* Class starts on Tuesday due to All Saints Day Holiday

Gemmology Practical Workshops - 2020 (Naarden, Holland)

Gem Identification #1
5 Days
Gem Identification #2
5 Days
Coloured Gemstone Grading #1
5 Days
Lab-Created and Treated Gems
5 Days
Diamond Grading & Lab-created Diamonds
8 Days
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Sept 14th to 18th Sept 21st to 25th Sept 28th to Oct 2nd Oct 5th to 9th Oct 14th to 21st
Nov 3rd to 7th Nov 9th to 13th Nov 18th to 25th - -

Practical Workshop Availability

At the World Gem Foundation, we pride ourselves on offering intimate classes with a high instructor/student ratio and fully equipped workstations. If you would like to enroll in one of our gemmology workshops, please download and complete the application form, scan it and email it to us to confirm availability. All places will be filled on a 'first come, first served' basis with the date and time of the receipt of the application form used to establish the priority placing. DO NOT make travel arrangements until the classes have been confirmed. All classes will be confirmed 30 days prior to the date of commencement.

2020 Course Application Forms

To download the application form for courses in Madrid, Spain, please click here

To download the application form for courses in Naarden, Holland, please click here

Practical Workshop Prerequisites

Students must fulfil the following World Gem Foundation theory or practical prerequisites or provide evidence that they have taken equivalent programs through other recognised gemmological organizations in order to take our practical workshops. Please remember that these workshops are designed to give you practical experience and this can only be achieved if participants are fully conversant with the equipment they will be using, the principles they are based upon and the correct operational procedures.

Practical Workshop Theory or Practical Prerequisites
Gem Identification #1 Basic & Advanced Gemmology, Gem Identification (Theory) or Equivalent
Gem Identification #2 Basic & Advanced Gemmology, Gem Identification (Theory) & Gem Identification #1 (Practical) or Equivalent
Coloured Gemstone Grading #1 Coloured Gemstones (Theory) or Equivalent
Lab-created & Treated Gems Basic & Advanced Gemmology, Gem Identification (Theory), Gem Identification #1 & #2 (Practical) or Equivalent
Diamond Grading & Lab-created Diamonds Diamonds (Theory) or Equivalent