Gem-A Membership Types



Our membership packages are not just about what you receive, but the subtle benefits that being a Gem-A Member can bring to you career. As an organisation constantly striving to be reliable, professional, progressive, and always acting with integrity, being a Member of Gem-A can have a number of benefits to you as an individual or business and can help your professional development.

Associate Membership

£135 per year

With an Associate Membership you don't have to have any prior knowledge of gemmology or diamonds, just a willingness to learn, receive more information and join our worldwide network of enthusiasts and professionals. To apply, fill in the application form and our membership secretary will review your application.

FGA Membership

£135 per year

On successful completion of the Gem-A Gemmology Diploma, graduates can apply to be a Fellow of the Gemmological Association (FGA). Only paid-up Fellows can use the internationally recognised letters FGA after their name, and take advantage of the excellent benefits available to our Members.

DGA Membership

£135 per year

On successful completion of the Gem-A Diamond Diploma, graduates can apply to be a Diamond Member of the Gemmological Association (DGA). Only paid-up Diamond Members can use the internationally recognised letters DGA after their name, and take advantage of the excellent benefits available to our Members.

Corporate Membership

If interested in corporate membership

If you or your business sell, auction, manufacture or appraise gems or gem-set jewellery, you can join Gem-A as a corporate member. Corporate membership allows you to keep up-to-date with developments in the trade and helps inspire consumer confidence in your staff and business.

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The Journal of Gemmology is free to Members

A leader in its field, The Journal of Gemmology publishes original research articles on all aspects of gemmology, including natural stones and their treatments, synthetics and simulated gemstones.

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Gems&Jewellery is free for Gem-A Members

Offering a more accessible approach to the often complex field of gemmology. Gems&Jewellery presents a range of articles on gems, minerals and jewellery, alongside news, features and opinion pieces.

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Our Members receive a DISCOUNT on all products.

Offering the highest quality instrumentation and literature, Gem-A Instruments have supported Gem-A Students and Members with essential equipment for over 50 years.


Membership Benefits


PUBLICATIONS The Journal; G&J

Stay up-to-date with the industry via our publications Gems&Jewellery magazine and the peer-reviewed, Journal of Gemmology. Both are published four times per year, that’s eight magazines in total.

EVENTS Preferential booking options

Network with professionals through Gem-A events such as the Gem-A Conference. You can also receive discounted entry to industry events and free entry to regular gem central or branch activities.

Gem-A Instruments Use discount on all products

Receive discount with 10% off tools and 5% on all our books

NAVAL CLUB Affiliate Membership

Stay in style whilst in London and meet your colleagues and fellow professionals in comfort with an Affiliate Membership of The Naval Club

ROSEWOOD Dicounted prices

Gem-A Members can access this iconic hotel at discounted prices.

MARCUS McCALLUM Dicounted prices

London gemstone dealer Marcus McCallum offers Gem-A Members 10% discount on purchases from his Hatton Garden office.

Have an offer that you’d like to share with Gem-A Members? Get in touch with membership@gem-a.com outlining the offer, along with your contact details.



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