What Will I Learn?

  How to identify synthetic and treated materials.
  The synthetic processes.
  The types of treatments.
  Stones by localities.

With a collection of over a thousand rough and cut stones, this course offers students a rare opportunity to examine all the major synthetic and treated gem varieties found within the marketplace.
Being able to identify synthetic and,  especially, treated materials is a vital aspect of the modern gem and jewelry industry and many gem dealers have lost large sums of money by buying such stones as natural.
Note: As a pre-requisite for this course, applicants are usually required to have a prior basic gemological qualification - such as E102 Gem Identification, or equivalent - or have sufficient applicable industry experience.


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    Synthetic, Treated, Gem Identification, Identify synthetic gem, Identify treated gem.

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