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OUR TRAINING COURSES

INTRODUCTION TO GEMOLOGY

TARGET AUDIENCE

This training course is open to anyone interested in learning about gemmology.

OBJECTIVES

  • Knowing the chemical composition of the main gems, their classification and the concept of gem family
  • Learning the terms and vocabulary (European Decree, CIBJO)
  • Introduction to traditional gemmological analysis techniques
  • Using the polariscope, refractometer, spectroscope and UVs
  • Refreshing one’s knowledge with a complete overview of the world of geology and its latest developments: new treatments, new technologies, new issues, market developments, etc.

CONTENT

  • Gem classification and the concept of family
  • Study of the main artificial products
  • Study of main natural stone inclusions
  • Morphological study of minerals and use of polariscope
  • Study of refraction and the refractometer
  • Observation of gems and hard stones
  • Concepts of light, colour, absorption and use of the Chelsea filter

TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES

Courses and hands-on work: using traditional gemmological equipment (binocular, refractometer, etc.), observing numerous samples owned by the LFG.

PROGRAMME

DAY 1
  • Introduction to gemmology
  • Using the magnifying glass and observing inclusions
DAY 2

Introduction to the main gem families, physical and chemical properties.

DAY 3

Optical properties of gems, pleochroism and observation of light. Use of polariscope.

DAY 4
  • Concept of crystallography, refractometer
  • Principle and use
  • Identifications of common gems
DAY 5
  • Gemstone syntheses and imitations
  • Principle, technique and identification of the main imitations and syntheses of common gems.
DAY 6

Families of complementary gems, techniques for full identification and diagnosis of gems.

DAY 7

Introduction to diamond and pearls.

Information and Registration

Sophie Pereira De Sousa : s.pereiradesousa@bjop.fr – 01 40 26 98 00

CONTACT US :

contact-laboratoire@bjop.fr
01 40 26 25 45
30, rue Notre-Dame des Victoires - 75002 Paris
Monday - Thusday : 9H30 to 16H30
Friday : 9h30 to 15h30
Withdrawal files at same days and time

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