Level Two - Basic & Advanced Gemmology or Equivalent
Unlike other programs, this course takes a more practical look at the identification of gemstones based on colour and transparency. Each colour grouping is further divided into gemstones that fall above or below the range of the refractometer, are singly or doubly refractive, uniaxial, biaxial or non-crystalline, and phenomenal or unusual in appearance.
Introduction to gem identification and the tests that are commonly used to identify gemstones. An in-depth look at each of the ten colour groupings (colourless or white, red, pink, orange, yellow, blue, green, violet or purple, brown, black or grey) plus phenomenal or unusual gemstones. Important varieties and species of gemstones that commonly occur within each colour grouping. How to distinguish gemstones that are commonly confused with each other (i.e. aquamarine and blue topaz, emerald and chrome tourmaline, diamond and lab-created moissanite) or have physical and optical properties that are similar (i.e amethyst quartz and purple scapolite). All lab-created, imitation, treated and enhanced gemstones that are found in each colour grouping.
This course includes one online test after lesson twelve.
Upon the successful completion of this course you will receive course credits towards both the Career Gemmologist Diploma and Coloured Gemstone Professional Diploma Programs.
This course is available for long distance learning. You can register at any time and study at your own pace. There are no time restrictions.
This course includes two (2) hours of online tutoring from our British Gem Academy instructors. Once you have registered, you will receive an email detailing how you can choose your tutoring hours. You can also request additional tutoring hours through your BGA tutor if necessary.
If you reside outside of the United Kingdom, please contact BGA at email@example.com for more information.