Gem-A London

About the Teaching Centre

If you want to live and study in a vibrant city steeped in history, then on-site study is for you. The Gem-A headquarters are conveniently located next to Hatton Garden, the historic gem and jewellery quarter and the heart of London’s gem and jewellery trade. Our headquarters are a short walk from Chancery Lane underground station (Central line) and Farringdon station (Circle, District and Hammersmith & City underground lines and Thameslink services). When you’re not studying with us there’s lots to see and do from a range of museums containing hidden gems (British Museum, Science Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum) to monumental landmarks such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace — not to mention countless restaurants, bars, city parks and cafés. We are just a short underground ride away from Regent Street and Oxford Street, within walking distance of Holborn and the Museum of London, and a short walk from London’s vibrant Southbank, the home of London art and culture.

About the Classroom

Gem-A offer a fantastic range of facilities for on-site learning, from our dedicated teaching labs to our on-site library and stone collections – we have everything you need for a successful gemmology and diamond education, all under one-roof. The Gem-A library contains hundreds of books dedicated to the study of gemstones and is one of the most comprehensive collections of gemmology texts. Students are able to use the library to assist in their research projects and to further their education (by appointment only). The Herbert Smith Room is primarily used by Gemmology Diploma students, and is used for access to the Anderson Room. The laboratory contains advanced lab equipment, including a Perkin Elmer Spectrum 2 FT-IR, ThermoFisher Quant-X EDXRF, Gemmo FT-IR, Gemmoraman 532SG, Sarine DiaMension, GemLab Gem Spectrometer UV-Vis-NIR, SSEF Diamond Spotter, Diamond Sure and Diamond View.


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Gem-A London