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Working in valuation or retail, or simply want to know more about one of the most ancient and noble gemstones?

Discover Gem-A’s NEW half-day workshop, ‘Investigating jade and its imitations’, to be held on Friday 19 February 2016.

You will learn how to identify jade and to differentiate it from its imitations, including bowenite, quartzite, steatite, plastics and glass, using only a lens and hand-held gemmological equipment — an essential skill for every gemmologist.

For more information, dates and prices, please visit the Gem-A website | http://ow.ly/UPTYf

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As we move toward November, we're inviting those with an interest in gems to take a look at the theoretical and practical side of #gemmology in our "Understanding Gemstones" and "Understanding Practical Gemmology" workshops.

For just £150 (£120 for NAJ / Gem-A Members) these workshops are ideal for the beginner looking to gain a quick introduction to gemmology. With no prior knowledge, experience or equipment needed, all you require is a keen eye and a passion to learn about #gemstones.

To find out more information, please contact our friendly Education Department via education@gem-a.com or visit the Gem-A website | http://ow.ly/RkHmO

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Our #Diamond Diploma has just gone daytime!

Would you like to learn about diamonds? From February 2016 you will be able to study our world-renowned #Diamond Diploma as a daytime class right here in London HQ. The course will run for five months each Monday and our expert tutors will guide you through treatments, synthetics, causes of colour in #diamond and lots more!

To find out more information or to apply please contact our Education department via education@gem-a.com or visit the Gem-A website | http://ow.ly/TFYS8
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Time again for another round of our 'Understanding gemstones' workshop taking place at Gem-A HQ at Ely Place on Friday 6 November.

Our understanding workshops are a great way for those looking to dip a toe in the water and get an introduction into the world of gemstones, without committing to a full-time course and without breaking the bank.

At only £150 inc. VAT, you could start your journey into the world of gemstones today, for a very small price. So for more information on our 'Understanding gemstones' workshop, prices and dates, visit the Gem-A website | http://ow.ly/HGGSu
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Continuing a long-running tradition spanning over 27 years, the annual IRV Loughborough Conference has become a permenant fixture in the calendars of many current and prospective Registered Valuers.

Boasting a number of first-class main speakers and insightful, professional workshops, covering a number of areas of the valuing trade, the IRV Loughborough Conference is a must for anyone with the slightest interest in becoming a valuer.

As Platinum Sponsors, Gem-A will once again be on-hand throughout this weekend (12 - 14 September) discussing education and training, as well as exhibiting our range of instruments and publications fit for the working valuer.

To find out more about the IRV Loughborough Conference, and how you can join us, visit the IRV website | http://ow.ly/RlpPz
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Want to know more about those tricky treatments?

Our upcoming "Investigating Gemstone Treatments" workshop on Friday 2 October focusses on the common treatments currently experienced within the gemstone industry, and how to detect them using readily available instruments and techniques.

If you want to know more about how to study your stones for treatments, please contact our friendly Education Department via education@gem-a.com or visit the Gem-A website | http://ow.ly/RkDQj

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Learn about #diamonds in a day!

We're gearing up for another round of our short practical workshops starting on 24 September with our Understanding Diamond Grading course and swiftly followed by our Understanding Diamond Simulants workshop on 25 September.

These workshops are a great way to kick-start your diamond education, and for £150 (£120 for NAG / BJA / Gem-A Members) they won't break the bank either.

For more information on all our upcoming workshops and how to apply, please contact our friendly Education Department via education@gem-a.com or visit the Gem-A website | http://ow.ly/RkwSQ

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Missed our 'Understanding #gemstones' workshop earlier this year?

Don't panic. We'll be running this popular workshop again on Friday 6 November, so to avoid disappointment a second time round, why not book up straight away?

For more information on our 'Understanding gemstones' workshop, prices and dates, visit the Gem-A website | http://ow.ly/HGGSu

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Are you joining us at International Jewellery London?

As long-running Supporters of IJL, Gem-A will have a much larger presence at the 2015 show and will be seeking to enhance the recognition of brand Gem-A through the UK.

Similar to previous years, Gem-A will also be showcasing its latest courses, instruments and publications - with a particular focus on improving membership services for all current and future members.

To find out what we're up to, join us on Stand J15 during the show | http://ow.ly/RlnuO
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Want to study one of the most challenging and comprehensive #gemmology courses in the world?

Our Gemmology Diploma is renowned throughout the industry as the most prestigious of qualification for any budding #gemmologist - with a comprehensive syllabus covering both the practical and theoretical knowledge of gems.

Ideal for those with Gem-A's Gemmology Foundation or with those who have previously studied gems elsewhere, our next round of Gemmology Diploma courses start from the 9 - 21 September, with options to study online, on-site or at one of our local teaching centres from around the world.

To find out more about the course and how to apply, please contact our friendly education department via education@gem-a.com or visit the Gem-A website | http://ow.ly/RkrJc
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