Where Can I Study Gemology In South Africa

What is a Gemology?

Gemology or gemmology is the science of dealing with natural and artificial gemstone materials. It is a geoscience and a branch of mineralogy. Some jewelers are academically trained gemologists and are qualified to identify and evaluate gems.

Where Can I Study Gemology In South Africa


Address: 8, 1 Kramer Rd, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, 2007, South Africa

Phone: +27 11 334 4527

Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Training School

Address: Office 3B Ground Floor, 21 Fricker Rd, Illovo, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa

Hours: Closes soon ⋅ 4 pm ⋅ Opens 7:30 am Wed

Phone: +27 11 334 8420

How long does it take to study gemology?

Course topics can include introduction to gems and metals, resizing, repair, and computer-aided design (CAD).

Programs vary from 3 months to 1 year, and many teach students how to design, cast, set, and polish jewelry and gems, as well as how to use and care for a jeweler’s tools and equipment.

What qualifications do you need to be a gemologist?

The BSc Gemmology degree is an essential course for anyone looking for a career in the gemstone or diamond industry.

Whether you are a budding Lab Technician, Diamond Grader, Researcher or Jewellery Retailer, this course has something for everyone.