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Rubies, Sapphires & Emeralds Course





Course Objective

This course focuses on three coloured gemstones (rubies, sapphires and emeralds) that individually and collectively are considered the cornerstones of the coloured gemstone trade.

Topics Covered Include

This course provides a complete overview of their physical and optical properties, principal sources, mining, how they can be identified from gemstones that can be deceptively similar in appearance and their lab-created counterparts, common treatments and enhancements, pricing guidelines, what constitutes the best quality and how to properly care for them.

Tests and Examinations

This course includes one online test at the end of lesson twelve.

Course Credits

Program and
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This is a 'General Interest' course. After completion, students may upgrade to 'Coloured Gemstones' and receive a credit equal to the value of the cost of this course towards Coloured Gemstones.

Long Distance Learning

This course is available for long distance learning. You can register at any time and study at your own pace. There are no time restrictions.

Cost (Digital): $ 105 (USD) / € 95 / 85 GBP