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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.

Julia Griffith FGA DGA EG, was amongst the earliest providers of these webinars. These were perfomed as jewelleryadvisor and were provided in association with the gem-education giant; Gem-A.  
These talks focused on specialised areas within gemmology. 
The response from gem-loving peers was incredible.  All 400 webinar spaces would book out within an hour or two of the registration opening and dozens of messages expressing appreciation for covering these harder-to-understand topics was received daily. These webinars have collectively had over 140,000 views. You can check out the Gem-A LIVE webinars here.

This experience gave Julia the idea to start an education platform that offers specialised courses focusing on specific areas within gemmology.  First topic? Laboratory-Grown diamonds. Never has there ever been such an important topic in our trade. THE GEM ACADEMY proudly offers the most comprehensive and entertaining education and training available.

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Behind the scenes

THE GEM ACADEMY is run by Julia Griffith FGA DGA EG. Julia started this journey of entrepreneurship in November 2020 and proudly creates and edits all my own media, animations and videos.

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.

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