• Learning the chemical properties of common gems, their classification and the notion of families
  • Understanding terms and vocabulary (European regulations, CIBJO)
  • Learning the standard gemmological testing techniques
  • Learning how to use the polariscope, the refractometer, the spectroscope and UV light
  • Keeping updated with a comprehensive overview of the world of gemmology and its latest developments: new treatments, new technologies, new issues, market trends…