Every November, Gem-A students gather in the heart of Central London for our Graduation Ceremony. This sparkling evening event celebrates the achievements of our Gemmology Foundation and Gemmology Diploma students, as well as those graduating from our Diamond Diploma. The occasion welcomes speakers from across the industry, as well as Gem-A alumni, staff and tutors who make our renowned gemmological education possible.
Special awards and prizes are presented to those who’ve excelled in their practical and theoretical exams, including the coveted Anderson Medal for exceptional Foundation papers and the Christie’s Prize for the best overall Gemmology Diploma exam.
We are pleased to welcome Gem-A students from our global Accredited Teaching Centres too, which ensures the Gem-A Graduation is a truly international affair. Passionate gemmologists join us from Japan, China, Madagascar, France, the United States of America, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and, of course, the United Kingdom. This is also the perfect opportunity for our Online Distance Learning graduates to celebrate their achievements with their tutors and peers.
And if that doesn’t sound tempting enough, the Graduation Ceremony takes place during the Gem-A Conference. This means you can benefit from our preferential student Conference rates (just £50 per day, including lunch) and attend the Graduation Ceremony all in one visit to London. The evening is capped with a drinks reception that gives graduates the chance to network and share their experiences with a national and international crowd.
This year's event takes place in The Royal Institution of Great Britain, a Grade 1 listed building in the heart of Mayfair. The Ri combines a scientific heritage spanning over 200 hundreds years with a prestigious and impressive backdrop, the perfect venue for our Graduation.
Students eligible to attend the Graduation ceremony will receive an invitation via email. If you would like to attend please follow the instructions in the email and register your place on Eventbrite. Booking for 2018 will open shortly.