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Course Overview

Learn about the science that deals with the expansive world of gemstones and associated materials when you take our Gemmology course. Humankind has had a close relationship with gems since they were first discovered, and they have influenced everything from fashion to finance. This is an opportunity for taking a deep dive into the fascinating world of these precious stones, their origins, and their uses.  Each online module delivers a masterclass on a different aspect of gemstones and their importance in modern society and their physical and sentimental properties. You will learn what defines a gemstone and how it is made, as well as how the different colours are formed. From that point, you will be shown how they are professionally cut and fashioned, tested for quality, and measured for weight and market evaluations. You can also expect to be given an expert guide to each type of stone, from diamonds to rubies and pearls.


Key Topics to Be Covered

  • Understanding the qualities of a gemstone and its formation
  • Measuring and altering the colour of a gem
  • Cutting, grinding, and polishing gemstones
  • Checking and costing the value of gems
  • Exploring the differences between each type of gemstone


Learning Outcomes

  • Instant access to gemstone verification and trading techniques
  • Full participation in stone evaluation exercises 
  • Quick assessment and guidance for all assignments
  • Freedom to study in any location and at a pace that suits you
  • Expert support from dedicated tutors committed to online learning


Your Path to Success

By completing the training contained within the Gemmology course, you will gain the ability to examine common gemstones and ascertain their potential value. This can provide helpful knowledge for working in a jewellery or gem trading profession.


Is This Course Right for You?

This course is designed to deliver a valuable introduction to examining gemstones and understanding their origins and verification processes. As such, it provides an excellent way to gain the knowledge to invest work with them in crafting or evaluation. Full-time and part-time learners are equally supported with study periods being entirely customisable to your needs.


Certificate of Achievement


Endorsed Certificate of Achievement by the Quality Licence Scheme

An endorsed certificate will be issued for the learners as proof of their achievement after the completion of this course.


After successful course completion, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Only for £89 you can order and get endorsed certificates delivered to your home. International students have to pay an extra £10 as a postage charge.


CPD, CMA & IAO Certification from HF Online

The learners have to successfully complete the assessment of this course to achieve the CPD, CMA & IAO certificates. Digital certificates can be ordered for only £10. The learner can purchase printed hard copies inside the UK for £29, and international students can purchase printed hard copies for £39.



This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Academy for Health & Fitness will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.


Assessment Method

You have to complete the assignment questions given at the end of the course and score a minimum of 60% to pass the exam and to achieve Quality Licence Scheme endorsed certificates.

Our expert trainers will assess your assignment and give you feedback after you submit the assignment.

Course Curriculum

Module 01: Introduction to Gemology
Introduction to Gemology 00:14:00
Module 02: Formation of Gems
Formation of Gems 00:14:00
Module 03: Colour
Colour 00:13:00
Module 04: Fashioning
Fashioning 00:14:00
Module 05: Gem Testing
Gem Testing 00:13:00
Module 06: Weight and Measurement
Weight and Measurement 00:11:00
Module 07: Precious Gemstones
Precious Gemstones 00:16:00
Assignment – Gemology 5 days, 18 hours
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Claim Your QLS Certificate 00:00:00