2-6 February 2020

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3-7 February 2019


NAJ and BCU workshop: Introduction to Gemstone Treatments

The Studio

Gemstone treatments can impact the price, quality and aftercare of any piece so it’s important to be up to speed and talk to your customers with confidence. Join Michelle McCormick, Diamond and jewellery lecturer at Birmingham City University as she takes you through the basics of gemstone treatments. She will explore the most common types of treatments seen in the trade which will include:

  • Laser drilled diamonds
  • Fracture filled diamonds
  • Heat treated sapphires
  • Glass filled rubies
  • Emerald enhancements
  • Composite gemstones
Michelle McCormick, Diamond and Jewellery Studies Lecturer - The School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University