This course provides an introduction to gemstones. The student learns a wealth of practical knowledge, which can be successfully used in the jewellery business. Emphasis is placed on gemstone properties and characteristics. Topics include quality and value factors, characteristics that make gemstones beautiful and unique, factors that influence gemstone colour, faceted cut styles and care and cleaning of gems.
This course is part of the full-time Jewellery Art and Design Program.
Course code: JADE 1102
Length: 45 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.