Gems & Gemmology Workshop at K2 Jewellery Academy

03.03.2024, 10:00 am - 4:15 pm

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10:00 am - 4:15 pm

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Katrin Spranger, Kelvin J Birk


K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery Studio W11 Cockpit, Cockpit Yard, Northington Street WC1N 2NP

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Gems & Gemmology Workshop

1-Day Course with Stuart Pool

Sunday 3 March 2024

10 am – 4:15pm

About the course

This one-day workshop will give you a solid overview of many of the key topics relating to gems and gemmology, covering scientific aspects of the subject, the journey of a gemstone and the practical side of gem properties and identification. You will learn to use some of the main gemmologist’s tools and have a chance to examine a wide range of gemstones.

The main areas covered are:
– General Introduction
– The World of Gemstones
– Properties & Identification
– Grading & Buying

A gemstone reference book is included in the price (RRP £10).

Students need only bring their energy and enthusiasm, plus something for making notes. Everything else will be provided.

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for complete beginners to the subject and will also interest those with some previous knowledge, such as jewellery makers who want to learn more about the materials they use.

About the tutor

The course will be led by Stuart Pool, a specialist in responsibly mined and fully traceable coloured gemstones, mainly sourced directly from mines in Sri Lanka and Tanzania. He runs gem trading companies Nineteen48, Rubyfair and Crown Gems, as well as being one of the co-founders of Fair Luxury, a group focused on positive change in the jewellery industry and a key member of the Moyo Gemstones project.

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