Gemstones for Jewellery
with Sally Spencer FGA DGA
- 90 British pounds£90
- Orchard Workshop
A busy and fun day discovering more about gemstones! This one-day workshop introduces you to the sparkling world of gemstones before we look at gemstone durability and what this means for jewellers. You'll also find out how to use a 10x loupe and tweezers to look at gemstones and any potential vulnerabilities they may have. You'll have a brief overview of how gemmologists identify gemstones while trying some of the equipment for yourselves, and find out why correct gemstone ID is so important. We look at synthetic gemstones, imitation gemstones, gemstone treatments and composite gemstones and why jewellers need to be aware of these, before exploring a buyer beware little shop of horrors! Who wouldn't want to spend a day immersing themselves in the fascinating world of gemstones... This workshop is suitable for any jeweller (regardless of experience, as it is all about the stones rather than the type of jewellery you make) and anyone who loves gemstones and jewellery and would like to find out more about them. It is a mixture of theory and lots of hands-on gemstones so that you can see and experience some of this for yourself. Find out more about Sally Spencer and the sessions she offers at www.sallyspencer.co.uk & @sally.spencer.jewellery
Kim’s classes are in demand and places are limited. If you cancel more than 14 days in advance, you will receive a full refund, but regretfully, Kim cannot refund cancellations made within 14 days of the course or workshop start date. However, where possible, Kim will do her best to facilitate an ‘exchange’, offering you an alternative course or try to help you find someone willing to take your place. If you cancel within 72 hours of the session or do not turn up on the day for a course or workshop you booked, no refund or exchange will be given. Occasionally, for unforeseen circumstances, Kim may need to cancel a course or workshop at short notice. Should this happen, she will offer you some alternative dates or a refund. Unfortunately Kim cannot be held responsible for any costs you may incur such as transport.
Make it with Kim, Orchard Workshop, The Kingswood Estate, Britannia Rd, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8DB