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Behind the scenes

Currently, The Gem Academy is a one-man-band.  I, Julia Griffith FGA DGA, started this journey of entrepreneurship in November 2020 and I'm proud (or crazy) to create all my own media.

In reality, nothing is the product of just one person. I'm lucky to have a team of supportive family, friends and colleagues helping me out in more ways than even they often realise. 


In celebration of getting by with a little help from my friends, I wish to officially honour those who have been particularly kind and helpful with this special acknowledgement page.

The beginning

The Gem Academy launched in November 2020 following the craze of online webinars that surged in Spring/Summer 2020 due to the initial Covid-19 lockdowns.

I, Julia Griffith FGA DGA EG, was amongst the earliest providers of these webinars. These were perfomed as jewelleryadvisor and were provided in association with gem-education giant; Gem-A.  
These talks focused on specialised areas within gemmology.  Ones that I felt required extra attention.
The response from my gem-loving peers was incredible.  All 400 webinar spaces would book out within an hour or two of the registration opening and I received dozens of messages expressing appreciation for covering these harder-to-understand topics. These webinars have collectively had over 50,000 views. You can check out the Gem-A LIVE webinars here.

This experience gave me the idea to start an education platform that offers specialised courses focusing on specific areas within gemmology.  Such courses are perfect for those wanting to focus on a particular area in gemmology. So far, my courses have been particulary valued by students of gemmology as well as accomplished gemmologists.