Since its inception in 1908, the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has been at the forefront of gem and jewellery education. Beginning with the UK’s first gem course, Gem-A has expanded its educational offerings to include the highly esteemed Gemmology and Diamonds Diplomas, which are taught in 26 countries and seven languages. Known for their rigour and depth, these diplomas have gained worldwide recognition, solidifying Gem-A’s standing as a leader in gemmological education.
Gem-A: More Than Just Education
Founded in 2003, Gem-A has evolved into a global community of gem professionals and enthusiasts. Aside from offering top-tier educational courses, the association also supports worldwide gemmological research and serves the broader interests of the gem and jewellery sectors. Members enjoy a variety of perks, including access to gemmological equipment and an active calendar of events and conferences. In addition, Gem-A publishes two internationally respected journals, The Journal of Gemmology and Gems & Jewellery, further enhancing its position as a vital resource in the industry.