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Practical Guide to Buying Gemstones

at New York Jewelry Design Institute - Midtown

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Midtown, Manhattan
17 West 45th St Ste 904
Btwn 5th & 6th Avenues
New York, New York 10036
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8
Teacher: Alan Brodsky

What you'll learn in this jewelry design class:

This class is for aspiring jewelry designers who are interested in understanding the basics of  understanding how to purchase gemstones.  

This class will enable you to attend a trade show or visit a gem dealer’s office and purchase a variety of colored gemstones with knowledge about both gem qualities and prices. You will learn the variations in colored gems’ colors and inclusions and how that affects their value. You’ll also learn to recognize a well-cut gem – and how to save money choosing less well-cut stones that are still quite beautiful. 

Finally, you’ll also learn about gem carat weight, and how that factors into its price. All this will be taught, using real-life colored gemstones and some simple, portable tools of the trade. You’ll also learn how to differentiate between natural gems, lab-grown ones, and imitation gems. Finally, you’ll learn how gems are priced, and where to find information on current gem prices.

IN THIS CLASS YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:  
  • Best sources for specific gemstone and how to negotiate the best price.
  • You will gain insider information, what to look for and who to trust.
  • How to determine the characteristics & quality of lab grown vs natural.
  • Understanding the best setting for various stones. 
  • How to work with jewelry setters and negotiate the best costs.  
  • Creating custom cuts and working with Lapidaries.

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I'm interested in the gemstone identification class but Thanksgiving through Christmas is the business time of year for my jewelry store. Do you have any classes in winter or spring?
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