WGI Academy - World Gemological Institute
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WGI Academy



Introduction to Gemology &

the World of Luxury Jewellery

at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms

London, UK

6 – 7 May 2023


Welcome to WGI Academy


Take an important step in your career by engaging with WGI Academy’s Masterclass „Introduction to gemology & the world of luxury jewellery”, which will increase your knowledge in gemology, build your confidence and improve your abilities in selling jewellery in a professional and active way.

Our course will offer a unique opportunity to acquire and practice knowledge in gemology and gemstone trade to join and succeed in the industry. Carefully structured content will enable the learner to successfully identify diamonds and gemstones, distinguish imitations and synthetics and have an understanding of the jewellery. Hands on class aims to deliver vital sales techniques to professionally engange and satisfy your customer needs.


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



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.


  • 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

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

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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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