WGI Academy - World Gemological Institute
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WGI Academy




Our next courses 2024:

25 – 26 May 2024

Copenhagen, Denmark


Unlock the mysteries and beauty of diamonds and gemstones with the exclusive Diamond and Gemstone Masterclass presented by WGI (World Gemological Institute). This immersive experience is designed for enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and professionals alike, offering a comprehensive exploration into the world of these exquisite treasures.


Led by renowned experts in gemology, this masterclass delves into the fascinating realm of diamonds and gemstones, covering everything from their formation and characteristics to their valuation and significance in various cultures and industries. Participants will embark on a journey through the geological processes that give rise to these precious stones, gaining insights into the unique properties that make each gemstone distinct.

The masterclass curriculum is meticulously crafted to cater to both beginners and seasoned aficionados, ensuring that each participant gains valuable knowledge and skills. Through a combination of lectures, hands-on workshops, and interactive discussions, attendees will learn how to identify different types of diamonds and gemstones, assess their quality and authenticity, and understand the factors that influence their value.


One of the highlights of the masterclass is the opportunity to examine an impressive array of diamonds and gemstones up close, allowing participants to appreciate their beauty and intricacies firsthand. From dazzling diamonds to vibrant rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and beyond, each gemstone tells a story of its own, and participants will learn how to interpret these tales through the lens of gemology.

The special way a product is delivered is essential and translates into:

→ Excellent communication skills, accompanied by the best knowledge

→ Ability to connect with people and to prove generosity and trust

→ Gravitas and exceptional presence


Furthermore, participants will gain valuable insights into the ethical and sustainable practices within the diamond and gemstone industry, empowering them to make informed choices as consumers and professionals. Topics such as responsible sourcing, fair trade, and environmental stewardship are integral components of the masterclass, reflecting WGI’s commitment to promoting ethical standards and transparency in the gemstone trade.


Whether you’re passionate about gemstones as a hobbyist, seeking to enhance your expertise as a gemologist, or looking to make informed investment decisions, the Diamond and Gemstone Masterclass by WGI offers a transformative learning experience like no other. Join us and embark on a journey of discovery through the mesmerizing world of diamonds and gemstones.



Day I

10.00 Registration

10.20 Introduction

10.30 Diamonds Creation & Mining

           Famous Diamonds

11.15 Coffee Break

11.30 Stone Processing

           Diamonds Value Determination

           The 4 C’s of the diamond

13.00 Lunch

13.45  The 4 C’s of the diamond

15.00 Coffee Break

15.15 Diamond Treatments & Synthetic Diamonds

16.00 Practice – Diamond Grading

Day II

10.00 Colored Gemstones

           Big 3 Colour Gemstones: Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire

11.20 Coffee Break

11.35 History of Jewellery, Metals, Settings & Care

13:00 Lunch

13:45 Selling Jewellery & Customer Care

15.00 Coffee Break

15:15 The Universe of Luxury Jewellery

16:00 Practice – Jewellery Grading

16:45 Diploma Ceremony – Certificate of Completion


Participating in the “Introduction to Gemology” Masterclass by the World Gemological Institute (WGI) can provide numerous benefits, including:



  • Expertise: World Gemological Institute is a renowned institute for its expertise in the field of gemology. By participating at the “Introduction to Gemology” Masterclass, you can learn from our experienced and knowledgeable instructors, who can provide you with valuable insights and knowledge about diamonds, gemstones and jewellery.


  • Comprehensive curriculum: “Introduction to Gemology” Masterclass covers a comprehensive curriculum that includes everything from the basics of diamond grading to advanced topics such as fluorescence and gemstone treatments. This will ensure that you have a thorough understanding of all aspects of gemstone grading and analysis.


  • Hands-on/practical experience: “Introduction to Gemology” Masterclass offers hands-on experience in lab grading, using industry-standard equipment and techniques. This can help you to develop practical skills and gain confidence in your ability to grade diamonds, gemstones and jewellery accurately.


Full gemology kit giveaway: loupe, tweezers, colour paper, cleaning cloth.





  • Networking opportunities: “Introduction to Gemology” Masterclass provides a platform for you to meet and interact with other professionals in the field of gemology. This can help you to expand your network, learn about new developments in the industry, and potentially even find new business opportunities.


  • Career advancement: The knowledge and skills you gain from the “Introduction to Gemology” Masterclass can help you to advance your career in the field of gemology. Whether you are a jewellery designer, appraiser, or diamond trader, having a comprehensive understanding of diamond, gemstone and jewellery grading can give you a competitive edge in your profession.


  • Certification: Upon completion of the Diamond Masterclass, you will receive a certification from the WGI, which is recognized and respected in the industry. This can add credibility to your credentials and enhance your professional reputation.


Fee: £650


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“Two days Masterclass regarding the diamonds and colour gemstones is the best program for those who want to know more about diamonds and gems and also to those who start the new business, this gives you the foundation of the knowledge regarding diamonds and gemstones.” M. Shinwari

“Great Masterclass, full of knowledge and important information about gemology. Perfect course to attend if you want to learn everything about diamonds, gemstones and jewellery.” N. B.

“Highly recommend the Gemology and Luxury Jewellery masterclass with WGI. Great session led by Noam and Tania with fantastic hands on practical learning too. Thank you!” Hari  Jewellers

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