In the year 2000, Far East Gem Institute opened its doors to professionals, jewellers and gem enthusiasts to an unparalleled opportunity to expand their knowledge and experience through our gemology courses. Since then, we have trained staff in gemology / diamond grading from many reputable jewellery companies such as Chopard, BVLGARI, Tiffany & Co., LEE HWA Jewellery, On Cheong Jewellery and Poh Heng, just to name a few. Apart from that, doctors, lawyers and even personnel from the media attended our courses too.
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Diamond (Advance)

Full grading of diamond with particular attention to the quality of cut like its proportions, hearts and arrows effect. Besides learning about natural diamond, you will get to examine some of the imitations such as cubic zirconia, synthetic moissanite and synthetic diamonds. Discussion and comparison of the usefulness of various instruments like Jemeter digital 90, Presidium Reflective meter, Presidium Tester in separating natural diamond from some of the imitations will be included in the course. As treatment of diamond is common in the jewellery trade, a further discussion on the diamond treatment like irradiated diamond, High Pressure and High Temperature (HPHT) diamond, laser drilled diamond and fracture filling in diamond will also be done.

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Diamond (Basic)

Learning the history of diamond, why diamond is so valuable as well as the diamond cutting process. At the end of the course, you will also understand more about diamond optics. Using a 10x loupe, learn how to grade a faceted diamond based on its 4Cs i.e. clarity, colour, cut and carat weight. Also, learn how diamonds are priced in relation to the Rapaport report and the different types of diamond reports available in the market. The 10x loupe, microscope, table lamps and diamond samples will be available during practical sessions. This course is suitable for those who have a keen interest in knowing more about the diamond market and basic diamond grading.

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Gemstone Identification (Advance)

In this course, various synthetic gemstones and the methods of manufacture such as the Verneuil flame fusion, flux grown ruby and sapphire, hydrothermal synthetic emerald and ruby will be discussed and examined. Furthermore, you will also learn how to identify treated gemstones like painting, coating and dyeing, heat treatment, surface diffusion and lattice diffusion, impregnating by oil, resin or wax, irradiated stones. Learn what composite stones are, various Birthstones and know how some of the gemstones got its name. This course is more in-depth and is recommended for those who want to understand more about gemstones in the market. It is an intensive course with a series of lectures and practical sessions.

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Gemstone Identification (Basic)

This course will lead you through a journey of the many different varieties of gemstones, its formation and the different types of crystal systems. Learn about why gemstones are so valuable and how to appreciate the quality of gemstones by its colour, clarity, cut and carat weight. During the practical sessions, various gemological equipment will be used to help you to identify gemstones like ruby, sapphire, emerald, aquamarine, spinel, garnet, topaz, tourmaline, opal and quartz. Practical equipment like 10x loupe, microscope, refractometer, prism spectroscope, polariscope and dichroscope will be provided. It is also a great start to learn about gemology. Fascinating facts and history about some gemstones will be talked about during the course.

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This course will lead you through the technical aspect if identification of treated jade. Advance techniques like infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy will be discussed. most importantly, you will learn how to use the 10x loupe and microscope to identify A-, B-, C-, B+C- and D-jade. On top of these, you will learn how to differentiate some of the jade imitations like serpentine, dyed quartzite, grossular garnet and also glass. Basic quality grading of jadeite-jade will be included in the course to give you a better understanding of the jade market and trading of jade in other countries. This course is suitable for those who wish to be able to identify the various treatment on jade using the 10x loupe and the visual observation.

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Jewellery Photography and Photoshop Course

Do you want to improve sales with better communication with clients through better photography? Do you want to setup a home studio without bursting your budget on expensive studio equipment? Do you have photos that you wish to edit but do not know how? We believe that better photography will help you to improve sales. so join us and let us take you through from shooting to editing your jewellery photos for your websites of prints! You will be learning fundamentals of photography, understand the importance of lighting in gems and jewellery photography, hands on experience of setting up of a home studio, and also editing photos in Adobe Photoshop for commercial/marketing use.

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Loke Huiying

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Jewellery Quality

We have trained staff of reputable companies including but not limited to Chopard, Bvlgari, Mont Blanc, Lee Hwa, Soo Kee, On Cheong, Poh Heng and many more.

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Clients Testimonials

  • I have been interested in buying gemstones since long, but lacked the basic knowledge. I discovered about the Far East Gemological Institute and have received very good advice on which course would be most suitable for me. I’ve been taking the GEM-A Foundation course, and have had the opportunity.


  • This course is good as it allow to know what is in the jade market and what to look for in jade.

    Jessica Chia

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Whether your goal is to be a buyer, appraiser, bench jeweller, supervisor, sales associate, our experienced instructor (25 years experience) will help you turn your passion into rewarding careers.