Plunge at the heart of the earth to discover the origin and the evolution of its treasures: the gemstones. You will learn how to distinguish precious stones and how to manipulate them, following advices from gemology experts, becoming therefore, a shrewd amateur.
Learn how to read the gemstones of the world. Let your emotions speak and be won over by an interest in stones. This class is conducted by a gemologist and an instructor.
Become a knowledgeable connoisseur of gemstones by training your eye and discovering the tools of the gemologist. This class is conducted by a gemologist and an instructor.
Two courses dedicated to the diamond to give a panoramic view of the state of knowledge about the « Stone of Stones ». This class is conducted by a gemologist and an art historian.
Two courses which offer you a panoramic view of the up-to-date state of knowledge about the « Stone of Stones » : the diamond. This class is conducted by a gemologist and an instructor.
Be initiated into the latest advances in chemistry, geology, physics…and follow the evolution of technologies which give us insight into why the diamond so invincible and so fascinating. You will discover the secrets of this gemstone: its chemical composition, totally improbable birth, unequalled hardness. The mystery of its brilliance and its fire... You will handle stones, use gemologist’s tools, look at exclusive documents.
Discover the Ruby: this miraculous stone, which, according to the Burmese legend, carries the fire and the blood of the Earth itself. This course is given by two expert gemologists.
After having contemplated the unique symbolism of the color red, you will then start studying where this legendary is found, the places around the world where it is extracted. You will also understand the fascinating and particular properties, which have made ruby the « Queen of Precious Stones » in many civilizations.