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Gemmology Practical Workshops - 2021/2022

Please find the schedules for our Gem Identification #1 & #2, Coloured Gemstone Grading #1, Lab-Created & Treated Gems and Diamond Grading & Lab-created Diamonds practical workshops.

Spanish Gem Academy - Palma de Mallorca

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
Nov 1st - 4th, 2021 * Nov 6th - 9th, 2021 * Nov 11th - 14th, 2021 * Nov 16th - 19th, 2021 * Nov 21st - Nov 26th, 2021 *
Mar 14th - 18th, 2022 Mar 21st - 25th, 2022 Apr 4th - 8th, 2022 Feb 22nd - 25th, 2022 * June 20th - 27th, 2022
Feb 7th - 10th, 2022 * Feb 12th - 15th, 2022 * Feb 17th - 20th, 2022 * Feb 22nd - 25th, 2022 * Feb 27th - March 4th, 2022 *

Practical classes denoted with an asterisk (*) will be held over 4 days (7.5 hours per day) or 6 days in the case of Diamond Grading & Lab-created Diamonds (8 hours per day).

Please note that these workshops will be taught in English, Spanish and French. To register with the Spanish Gem Academy, please click here

Dutch Gem Academy - 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
- - Nov 1st - Nov 5th, 2021 Nov 15th - Nov 19th, 2021 -

Please note that these workshops will be taught in English. To register with the Dutch Gem Academy, please click here

Gem Academy of Belgium - Antwerp, Belgium

Join Wilma van der Giessen for the following practical workshops in the ‘Diamond Capital of the World'. Learn how to grade diamonds or enroll in one of her one day (8 hour) 'Master' classes designed to teach you how to become proficient using the refractometer, polariscope or spectroscope. Please note that these workshops are available in English or Dutch.

Diamond Grading & Lab-created Diamonds
48 Hours
€ 1750
The Refractometer
8 Hours
€ 300
The Polariscope
8 Hours
€ 300
The Spectroscope
8 Hours
€ 300
October 16th to 18th & 23rd to 25th, 2021 October 19th, 2021 October 20th, 2021 October 21st, 2021
- October 26th, 2021 October 27th, 2021 October 28th, 2021
- November 9th, 2021 November 10th, 2021 November 11th, 2021
- November 16th, 2021 November 17th, 2021 November 18th, 2021

Interested in customizing your own one day workshop? Contact Wilma and let her create your own personalized training session. If you would like to schedule a one day workshop other than the dates listed above, contact Wilma to confirm availability.

To reserve your place, please click here

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 contact one of our registered gem academies to confirm availability. All places will be filled on a 'first come, first served' basis.

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.

Prerequisites English