Starting immediately, gem aficionados can deepen their knowledge online with the Gübelin Academy – anywhere and at any time. The new online course “Coloured Gem Professional: The Basics” is addressed towards interested persons all over the world, sharing the knowledge, experience and passion that the House of Gübelin holds for coloured gems.
“The Basics” is specially conceived and designed for digital instruction. Numerous videos share inspiration and knowledge while also granting exciting insights into the House of Gübelin. It presents a broad range of knowledge from experts in Lucerne, Hong Kong and New York. Brief personal interviews also add to the course and offer additional information such as the work of the curator, who manages the Gem Lab’s reference stone collection comprising more than 27,000 samples.
“The Basics” offers an introduction into the fascinating world of coloured gems, with its focus on the so-called “Big Three”: rubies, emeralds and sapphires. The online course is targeted at gem aficionados, connoisseurs, collectors as well as jewellery experts, covering the scientific as well as emotional aspects. The digital course is an enhancement to the educational offering and fits seamlessly into the Academy’s modular programme. Just as with the in-person “Coloured Gem Professional: Level 1”, successfully completing the online “The Basics” course qualifies participants for Level 2. This allows graduates to immerse themselves even deeper in the world of coloured gems and further their education.
“The Basics” course is conducted in English and is divided into four modules. Each module concludes with an exam. Upon successfully completing all four modules, participants will receive a certificate.
Interested persons can register under the link below. Fees for the online course are CHF 236 (USD 265); the four modules can be taken and completed individually. The online course launches an exciting journey into the world of coloured gems. No advance knowledge is required to enrol. “The Basics” is open to all those who would like to expand their knowledge of coloured gems.