Further Study for Gemmology Diploma Graduates

Gemmology Diploma Graduates can advance their academic studies and professional accreditations with two further study routes: the BSC in Jewellery & Gemmology Studies and the FEEG Diploma.

BSc in Gemmology & Jewellery Studies

BSc in Gemmology & Jewellery Studies

This honours degree-level academic qualification (Level 6) can be secured by Gem-A Members and Graduates of both the Gemmology Diploma and Diamond Diploma as part of a collaboration with Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom. 

The ‘top-up’ style of this degree allows Gem-A FGA and DGA Members to use what they have learned during their studies and undertake an additional 12-months of study, resulting in a BSc Hons Degree in Jewellery & Gemmology Studies.

Based on-site at the Birmingham School of Jewellery, students will delve deeper into the theory of crystallography, symmetry and the tensor properties of crystals, in addition to chemical analysis techniques, advanced spectroscopy techniques and methods to analyse and interpret fluorescence spectra. 

Over the course of 12 months, students will undertake modules on advanced gemmology, advanced diamonds, the geology of gemstones, and valuation and appraisal theory, culminating in an academically rigorous research project and final examinations. 

To find out more information about this top-up degree and how to apply, please contact education@gem-a.com or call us on +(44) 0207 404 3334.

FEEG Diploma

FEEG Diploma

The Federation for European Education in Gemmology (FEEG) was set-up in 1995 by several gemmology institutions to create a pan-European gemmology qualification that would be recognised by all bodies and institutions across Europe. The FEEG Diploma challenges trained gemmologists’ theoretical and practical knowledge of over 100 stones, from everyday gems to lesser known minerals. Those that pass both the theoretical and practical exams will become part of a European community of professional gemmologists, recognised by the post-nominal letters, EG (European Gemmologist).

As a founding member of the FEEG Diploma, Graduates of Gem-A’s Gemmology Diploma are eligible to apply for the exam.

Preparing for Your FEEG Exams

Gem-A offers a three-day workshop to help Gemmology Diploma Graduates prepare for FEEG examinations. This workshop is held at Gem-A HQ in London and covers the FEEG syllabus, exam requirements, and practice handling gemstones that may appear in the exam.This workshop costs £500 for Gem-A Members and £650 for non-members. A one-day refresher course is also available at a reduced fee. Please enquire with education@gem-a.com to find out the dates of the next FEEG workshop. 

The dates of FEEG practical and theoretical exams are announced annually and are priced at £300 with one re-sit included. For more information, please visit the FEEG website.

The FEEG exam was a great way to refresh and revitalise my gemmological knowledge with an exciting new challenge. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to further their international credentials

Lizzie Gleave FGA DGA EG

  Help & Support

For advice and guidance please email education@gem-a.com or telephone us on +(44) 0207 404 3334 .