The Gem-A Conference 2018 will bring together the greatest minds in gemmology to celebrate 110 years of gemmology education. Alongside the opportunity to network with fellow gemmologists and leading experts in the field, you will also have the chance to attend workshops and trips and join us on a very special celebratory dinner cruise aboard the Elizabethan: a replica of an 1890’s stern-wheeled Mississippi paddle steamer.

The Gem-A Conference provides practical learning and insights into gemmology and is attended by experts in the field, students of gemmology and members of Gem-A and other affiliated Associations. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of your level of gemmological training.


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Additional Information:

  • We recommend that you attend both days of the Conference but if you're short on time you can attend one day - the Saturday or the Sunday. Take a look at the programme, when available, to help you decide which day to attend.
  • Are you a member or a student? You should have received an access code; allowing you to access the members/student rate. Please note that these rates are different. Make sure that you have your membership/student number to hand.
  • Please book your place at the Gem-A Conference; we will shortly be releasing our workshop and trip opportunities. We will notify Conference attendees via email when these become available for booking.
  • If you would like information on the Gem-A Graduation taking place on Monday 5 November at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, please click here.

  • Comments from our 2017 Conference attendees:

    A professional, well run, inclusive, friendly and ultimately extremely useful event

  • Comments from our 2017 Conference attendees:

    The Conference is one of the events that I most look forward to during the year. It never disappoints and is always a very well-spent weekend.

  • Comments from our 2017 Conference attendees:

    The lectures and presentations were extremely diverse and interesting

  • Comments from our 2017 Conference attendees:

    Amazing speakers and a great opportunity to talk to other gemmologists

  • Comments from our 2017 Conference attendees:

    Friendly atmosphere - felt at home with others sharing the same passion

  • Comments from our 2017 Conference attendees:

    The dinner is one of the best opportunities to get to know your fellow attendees better and it's always nice to have a delicious dinner with like-minded gemmologists!