Eric Emms FGA DGA

Eric Emms FGA DGA

Description

We offer short, practical gem courses, seminars and gemmological services. Our courses are short (one to three days) and inexpensive. You will NOT need to learn scientific and mathematical concepts on our courses: we emphasis the rarity, quality and beauty of gems. Gem knowledge with us is fun and informative!

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  • Training
  • London
  • 2 Days

...* Understand the terms used by the industry to describe diamond quality. * Understand and identify diamond treatments (e.g. laser drilling and fracture-filling)... Learn about: Jewellery Design... More


£ 375
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  • Training
  • London
  • 3 Days

...ruby and emerald!. * Understand the extent of coloured stone treatments and how they affect gem value. * Understand the extent of Man-made stones and their effect of gem values... Learn about: Jewellery Design... More


£ 425
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Eric Emms
Eric Emms
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Eric Emms is well-known in the diamond and precious stone industry through his many years work at the Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain and the London Precious Stone Laboratory and his teaching of gem courses at the Gemmological Association, Sir John Cass College, the National Association of Goldsmiths and the Holts Academy of Jewellery. He has taught the practical skills of diamond grading and identification of gem treatments in Hong Kong, mainland China (Wuhan and Beijing) as well as throughout the UK. Eric has given gem lectures in the UK, in Europe, the Far East and the US. His experience in diamond grading is unrivalled – in 1980 he established the CIBJO diamond grading service at the Gem Testing Laboratory and in 1989, following further laboratory grading experience in GIA in New York, he initiated the GIA diamond report service in London. During his career he has had the privilege of examining some of the most famous and largest gems including the Moghul Emerald and the Cullinan I, Cullinan II, the Koh-i-Noor, and the Agra diamonds. In 1995 he established the London Precious Stone Laboratory in Hatton Garden and sold it to the Birmingham Assay Office in 2004. Eric teaches practical gem skills to the gem and jewellery industry and to consumers and offers talks on gem and jewellery matters. His gem articles are published regularly on-line and in print.

History

Eric Emms is well-known in the diamond and precious stone industry through his many years work at the Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain and the London Precious Stone Laboratory and his teaching of gem courses at the Gemmological Association, Sir John Cass College, the National Association of Goldsmiths and the Holts Academy of Jewellery.
He has taught the practical skills of diamond grading and identification of gem treatments in Hong Kong, mainland China (Wuhan and Beijing) as well as throughout the UK. Eric has given gem lectures in the UK, in Europe, the Far East and the US.
His experience in diamond grading is unrivalled – in 1980 he established the CIBJO diamond grading service at the Gem Testing Laboratory and in 1989, following further laboratory grading experience in GIA in New York, he initiated the GIA diamond report service in London.
During his career he has had the privilege of examining some of the most famous and largest gems including the Moghul Emerald and the Cullinan I, Cullinan II, the Koh-i-Noor, and the Agra diamonds.
In 1995 he established the London Precious Stone Laboratory in Hatton Garden and sold it to the Birmingham Assay Office in 2004.
Eric teaches practical gem skills to the gem and jewellery industry and to consumers and offers talks on gem and jewellery matters. His gem articles are published regularly on-line and in print.

Advantages of studying here

Why We Are Different
You are asking for more information and advice on diamonds, coloured stones and natural pearls. We supply that information through short, value-for-money courses, seminars, corporate training sessions and other gemmological services.
We believe acquiring gem knowledge should not be about learning mathematical and scientific concepts but enjoying why gems are beautiful and rare and how to judge their quality. Above all gem learning should be fun!
We are well known in our industry, well trusted and well positioned to deliver our services. In addition to this, we seek feedback from our course attendees and react to their comments to improve our offer.

Areas of specialisation

Short, practical diamond and gem courses