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Sun, 09 Jun



Gemstones for jewellery one-day workshop

Join Gemologist Sally Spencer at this interactive immersive Gemstone experience!

Gemstones for jewellery one-day workshop
Gemstones for jewellery one-day workshop

Time & Location

09 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:30

Clitheroe, Backridge Farm, 1, open barn, Clitheroe BB7 3LQ, UK

About the event

A busy and fun day discovering more about gemstones!  This one-day workshop introduces you to the sparkling world of gemstones, before we look at gemstone durability and what this means for jewellers.  You'll also find out how to use a 10x loupe and tweezers to look at gemstones and any potential vulnerabilities they may have.

You'll have a brief overview of how gemmologists identify gemstones, while trying some of the equipment for yourselves, as well as finding out why correct gemstone ID is so important.

We look at synthetic gemstones, imitation gemstones, gemstone treatments and composite gemstones and why jewellers need to be aware of these, before exploring a buyer beware little shop of horrors!

Who wouldn't want to spend a day immersing themselves in the fascinating world of gemstones...

This workshop is suitable for any jeweller (regardless of experience, as it is all about the stones rather than the type of jewellery you make), as well as anyone who loves gemstones and jewellery and would like to find out more about them.  It is a mixture of theory and lots of hands-on gemstones so that you can see and experience some of this for yourself.

About the tutor

Gemmologist and jeweller Sally Spencer is the author of the Jewellers’ quick reference guide to working with gemstones, written specifically for jewellers to live on their bench and answer any “should I do this” questions when working with gemstones.

A Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain and holder of both their Gemmology and Diamond diplomas, Sally now concentrates on sharing her gemstone knowledge and passion with fellow jewellers through her book, writing and classes to help them discover more about the gemstones they work with, aiming to help save them time and money while potentially improving the durability of their gem-set pieces and customer satisfaction.


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