Scandinavian Gem Academy
Rubies, Sapphires & Emeralds

Rubies, Sapphires & Emeralds Course

Course Objective

This course focuses on three coloured gemstones (rubies, sapphires and emeralds) that individually and collectively are considered the cornerstones of the coloured gemstone trade.

Topics Covered Include

This course provides a complete overview of their physical and optical properties, principal sources, mining, how they can be identified from gemstones that can be deceptively similar in appearance and their lab-created counterparts, common treatments and enhancements, pricing guidelines, what constitutes the best quality and how to properly care for them.