This course gives an introduction to gemstones. The student will acquire a wealth of practical knowledge which can be successfully used in the jewellery business. Emphasis is placed on gemstone properties and characteristics. Topics will 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.
Course code: JADE 1102
Length: 45.0 hours
CorequisitesJADE 1101, JADE 1103, JADE 1105.
* 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.