THE GEMMOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN
Creating & Supporting Gemmologists Since 1908
Advancing the understanding of Gemmology through education, membership, engaging events and a global community of passionate gemmologists
The Gemmological Association of Great Britain
Gem-A is the world’s longest established provider of gemmology courses. Our Gemmology Diploma evolved from the first gem course proposed for the UK Jewellery trade in 1908 and our prestigious Gemmology and Diamond Diplomas are recognised throughout the world.
Gem-A has been at the forefront of gemmological education and research for over 100 years. We’re an international community of gem professionals and enthusiasts, serving the gem and jewellery industries through exceptional education and a network of alumni.
Whether you want to study as a hobbyist, for professional development or for a complete career change, Gem-A courses are recognised internationally for their academic and professional standards, accessibility and rigorous scientific grounding.
For individuals, institutions and businesses, becoming a Gem-A member is the best way to demonstrate your commitment to upholding the highest standards and best practices in gemmology research, trade and education.
Whether you’re building a home lab with microscopes and refractometers, or analysing stones on the move with loupes and other hand-held accessories, Gem-A Instruments have a range of products and books to suit everyone.
Study with Gem-A
Learn more about our globally-recognised and industry-respected foundation and diploma course by selecting a path below.
We’ve helped thousands of students secure a globally-recognised and industry-respected qualification through The Gemmological Association of Great Britain. The route to becoming a qualified gemmologist starts with the Gemmology Foundation course. Learners then typically progress onto the Gemmology Diploma.
The international diamond industry is vast and multi-faceted, with many thousands of stakeholders performing vital roles throughout the diamond pipeline. The Gem-A Diamond Diploma is a trusted and highly respected industry qualification, recognised globally as a signifier of diamond expertise.
EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITS
Become a Gem-A Member
Becoming a Gem-A Member is the best way to make the most of our global community, publications and events. You will receive issues of our publications, The Journal of Gemmology and Gems&Jewellery, secure exclusive discounts for the Gem-A Instruments shop, and benefit from educational workshops throughout the year.
Get exclusive discounts for the Gem-A Instruments shop. From loupes to books to refractometers, we’ve got you covered
Access the latest industry news, trends and cutting-edge research, as well as expert commentary from gemmology experts, through our two leading publications
Join us for a range of members-only events throughout the year and network with the brightest minds in the gem and jewellery industry
Be recognised globally for your excellence in the field of gemmology and diamonds with exclusive, industry recognised FGA DGA post-nominals
The Member Hub gives you quick access to resources, member benefits and networking opportunities with our community
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Choose your membership
Becoming a Gem-A member gives you access to a range of benefits that enhance your personal and professional development, whether you’re a student, graduate, retailer, auctioneer, valuer or enthusiast.
If you want to learn more about gemmology or diamonds and join a global network of enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals, our associate membership is the best choice for you.
If your business sells, auctions, manufactures or appraises gems or gem-set jewellery, our corporate membership inspires consumer confidence in your staff and business.
FGA DGA Membership
FOR DIPLOMA GRADUATES
If you’ve graduated from our Gemmology or Diamond Diploma, it’s time to enjoy the benefits of Gem-A Membership and be recognised for your expertise with exclusive post-nominals.