Undeniably the science of gemmology has undergone drastic changes in the last twenty years with new and highly sophisticated man-made gemstones and a proliferation of enhancement techniques providing both exciting and challenging times for today's professional gemmologist. Today, more than ever, it is important to keep abreast of these developments and to understand the various techniques used to detect them.
The West African Gem Academy is a division of the World Gem Foundation, an international organization whose goal is to promote the science of gemmology by providing comprehensive and dynamic gemmological diploma programs ('Career Gemmologist', Diamond Professional & Coloured Gemstone Professional) and theoretical and practical courses.
Whether you have a general interest in gemstones and gemmology, are an accomplished gemmologist wishing to upgrade your skills or a novice wishing to become a professional gemmologist, the World Gem Foundation has a full range of programs and courses custom tailored for you.
Our courses are available in a variety of formats including print, a free standing e-course and online.
There has never been a better time to explore the fascinating world of gemmology.
'Sometimes it's the journey that teaches you
a lot about your destination'