Scientific Gemmology Course

(5 days, 5000.- Swiss Francs)

Intense one-week course in scientific gemmology. You will work hands-on with advanced, portable gemmological instruments such as the FTIR spectrometer, UV-VIS spectrometer, Raman Microspectrometer, and ED-XRF Spectrometer, to become aware of the spectroscopic characteristics needed to: i) identify minerals/gemstones/gemstone varieties, ii) distinguish between natural gemstones, their synthetic counterparts, as well as their imitations, iii) detect common gemstone treatments, iv) determine the origin of some gemstones, as well as iv) identify diamond types and diamond imitations.

Aims of this course:

The goals of this course are: i) to introduce students to the portable instruments used to solve common gemmological problems, ii) to be aware of how to interpret and think critically about results, and iii) to be aware that there are limitations to the instruments and interpretations that can be made.

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