Gemmology Taster Class

Have you ever wondered how to tell a sky blue topaz from an aquamarine or an emerald from a tsavorite garnet?

As a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, Sally Spencer is fascinated by gemstones and enjoys sharing her passion for them with others. Join Sally on our introduction to gemstones class and learn through her infectious enthusiasm for the subject.

On this course we take a look at some of the properties of gemstones while learning how gemmologists use these to help identify stones. We introduce students to some of the tools a gemmologist uses when testing stones with practical exercises throughout the day. This class includes a section specifically focused on diamonds.


Suitable for all levels.


We take half an hour for lunch around 1pm, packed lunches are advised and can be eaten at the studio. Tea and coffee provided throughout the day.




6 Hours

1 Day

Gemmology Taster Class


Sally Spencer

You will learn

  • How to Identify gemstones
  • How to use gemmology equipment
  • How to distinguish synthetic gemstones from real gemstones
  • About the Hardness Scale
  • About the special attributes of diamonds