West African Gem Academy

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Update

Due to the ongoing 'State of Emergency', all practical classes have been cancelled until further notice.

Gemmology Practical Workshops - 2020/2021

Please find the schedules for our Gem Identification #1 & #2, Coloured Gemstone Grading #1, Lab-Created & Treated Gems and Diamond Grading & Lab-created Diamonds practical workshops.

Gem Identification #1
5 Days
Gem Identification #2
5 Days
Coloured Gemstone Grading #1
5 Days
Lab-Created and Treated Gems
5 Days
Diamond Grading & Lab-created Diamonds
8 Days

Practical Workshop Availability

At the West African Gem Academy, we pride ourselves on offering intimate classes with a high instructor/student ratio and fully equipped workstations. If you would like to enroll in one of our gemmology workshops, please download and complete the application form, scan it and email it to us to confirm availability. All places will be filled on a 'first come, first served' basis with the date and time of the receipt of the application form used to establish the priority placing.

To download the application form, please click here

Practical Workshop Prerequisites

Students must fulfil the following World Gem Foundation theory or practical prerequisites or provide evidence that they have taken equivalent programs through other recognised gemmological organizations in order to take our practical workshops. Please remember that these workshops are designed to give you practical experience and this can only be achieved if participants are fully conversant with the equipment they will be using, the principles they are based upon and the correct operational procedures.

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