Lab Class

Gem Identification Lab Class

GEM 240L

Lab class description

Learn the time-tested procedures and identification skills used by the Institute’s renowned experts. Gain confidence using a microscope, a refractometer with polarising filter and a removable magnifying eyepiece, refractive index (RI) liquid, a polariscope, a dichroscope, a spectroscope, and a loupe. Identify natural gemstones, imitations and synthetics. Discover effective testing procedures for the coloured stones now in circulation.

During this class, you may come into contact with chemicals, so if you are pregnant, have certain medical conditions or have allergies, you should contact your doctor for advice. Be sure to read the Chemical Safety Disclosure on page 20 of the Education Catalogue.

What you earn

  • Letter of completion