Understanding Gemstones – Free Online Courses by SSEF

Start your journey to becoming a gem expert with these introductory online courses

WHAT FREE COURSES ARE OFFERED?

WHO ARE THESE COURSES FOR?

  • Access trustworthy information from one of the world’s leading authorities on coloured gemstones, diamonds and pearls.
  • Curious about diamonds and gemstones? Start learning more with these free courses.
  • Are you in the diamond, gem or jewellery trade and you want to gain expert insights on topics such as synthetic diamonds, treatments in emeralds, ruby origins, colour terms in sapphires or the rarity of natural pearls? Then these courses are for you.
  • Self-paced courses: access the information you want, when you want it.
  • Test your knowledge about these different gems with a quiz at the end of each course. Please note these are short introductory courses, they are not trade qualifications nor do they give you the possibility of adding letters/credentials after your name.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF

SSEF is a non-profit Swiss foundation whose aim it is to further the science of gemstone testing and gemmological training. We are one of the leading gem labs in the world and have scientifically tested many of the world’s most prestigious gemstones.