Education Workshops

Gemworld International now offers education classes developed and taught by Dr. Cigdem Lule FGA, GG (GIA), Special Projects Manager along with the research team of Gemworld headed up by Stuart Robertson, GG (GIA). The aim of these courses is to provide teaching strategies specific to gem market pricing and identification challenges. The programs are designed for practicing gemologists, appraisers and industry professionals that buy and sell gemstones.

In addition to the continuing education courses, Gemworld also offers individualized corporate training programs tailored to the specific objectives of the client. These programs can vary from one-to-one practical classes, to corporate staff training in areas including gemology, gem identification, take-in procedures and jewelry product knowledge.

Gemworld International, Inc. reserves the right to cancel due to low enrollment or other causes beyond our control. Should a class be cancelled, a full 100% refund will be given to you.

At checkout enter code “Group Discount” to receive 10% discount on 3 or more Classes.

Upcoming Classes

September 22, 2017

Colored Stone Grading and Pricing Workshop – Rosemont, IL

Half day program exploring the color, clarity, cut and carat weight of a colored gemstone specifically for the purpose of estimating its value. Participants will examine, grade and value a variety of colored stones.

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Start: September 22, 2017 12:30 pm
End: September 22, 2017 4:30 pm
Venue: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Field Room
Phone: 847.657.0555x207
Address:
5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018, United States
Cost: $295.00
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September 25, 2017

Corundum Treatments and Pricing Workshop – Rosemont, IL

A full day hands on workshop working with 150 ruby and sapphire samples.

 

This class is designed for practicing gemologists and requires knowledge of inclusions and working with a gemological microscope.

 

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Start: September 25, 2017 9:00 am
End: September 25, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Field Room
Phone: 847.657.0555x207
Address:
5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018, United States
Cost: $445.00
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Mastering Your Spectroscope

The handheld gemological spectroscope is an essential part of any gemologist/appraisers testing kit, but its use and interpretation of its results is often found to be challenging. With correct techniques and interpretations this needn’t be the case – we will guide you through all you need to know, giving you the confidence to get the best from your spectroscope. This practical lab classes is suitable for both novice and experienced users. All materials provided.

 

Cost is $125.

 

Instructors are Claire Mitchell and Eric Fritz, Gem-A

 

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Start: September 25, 2017 9:30 am
End: September 25, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
Address:
5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018, United States
Cost: 125.00
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Synthetics, Treatments and Simulants, Oh My!

How often have you been challenged by a ‘gemstone’, deliberating in deciding if it is a synthetic, or simulant or has been treated? We will guide you through the key observations and tests that you need to be making, to achieve a more confident determination – and also knowing when it’s time to call in the ‘cavalry’ (Labs). This practical lab classes is suitable for both novice and experienced users. Modern and traditional treatments will be explored. All materials provided.

Cost is $125.

Instructors are Claire Mitchell and Eric Fritz, Gem-A

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Start: September 25, 2017 1:30 pm
End: September 25, 2017 5:30 pm
Venue: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
Address:
5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018, United States
Cost: 125.00
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September 26, 2017

Emerald Treatments and Pricing Workshop – Rosemont, IL

Half a day hands on program working with treated and natural emerald specimens with pricing information. The class is taught by Dr. Cigdem Lule.

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Start: September 26, 2017 8:30 am
End: September 26, 2017 12:30 pm
Venue: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Field Room
Phone: 847.657.0555x207
Address:
5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018, United States
Cost: $275.00
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Colored Stone Grading and Pricing Workshop – Rosemont, IL

Half day program exploring the color, clarity, cut and carat weight of a colored gemstone specifically for the purpose of estimating its value. Participants will examine, grade and value a variety of colored stones.

Register Now

 

Start: September 26, 2017 1:30 pm
End: September 26, 2017 5:30 pm
Venue: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Field Room
Phone: 847.657.0555x207
Address:
5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018, United States
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