THE AGE OF LABORATORY-GROWN DIAMONDS IS UPON US
It's official. Laboratory-grown diamonds are the jewellery industry's hottest new product. One-tenth of engaged couples opted for a laboratory-grown diamond ring in 2021. Due to their popularity, many retailers are now offering these products to consumers. As the number of these stones increases, industry knowledge is lagging behind. There has never been a more crucial time to master this topic. Yet, our industry is full of misinformation. It is difficult to acquire accurate knowledge and methods to identify these products. As a result, many people lack confidence when it comes to assessing whether a diamond is natural or laboratory-grown.
What's the worst that can happen if you get it wrong? Well, you lose your money and your reputation. In other words - you lose a lot. This is true whether you are buying, selling or valuing gems and jewellery.
Don't panic. We're leading the way in education on this all-important subject. Produced by renowned gemmology educator Julia Griffith, THE GEM ACADEMY will advance your knowledge, boost your confidence and help you avoid misidentification.
In this industry, knowledge is power.
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The Gem Academy has not disappointed me yet... Although, they may have ruined other programs for me as this is simply the most comprehensive and easiest to learn resource for laboratory-grown diamonds available.
- Jordan Wentz
Retailer's guide to laboratory-grown diamonds
Julia Griffith FGA DGA EG is a well-known educator in the gem and jewellery world. She has become an international lecturer that has 10 years of teaching experience. Julia is best known for her lectures on niche areas within gemmology. Students appreciate her passionate teaching style, in-depth insights and easy-to-understand presentations.
Julia honed her craft whilst teaching for the Gem-A (Gemmological Association of Great Britain). She is now recognised for her interactive online training and popular practical workshops.