Gem-Session 1 “True Colour”

Let’s kick-off this series with an interesting and buoyant theme, namely “Gems – True Colour”. As with many things , today’s world comprises modern techniques which can impact and improve the appearance of natural products, including gems. This together with the fact there are at this moment several world-wide projects aimed at improving fair-trade in the “coloured
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“Now Breath”, jewellery course

Theme: The workshop NOW BREATH is being held in the countryside of the southern Netherlands. NOW BREATH is a workshop where you learn to discover the freedom and air of creativity. Not all human beings are aware of the qualities of their own breath. The in and out going breath offers us a lot
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Jewellery Course information “Opere” Summer School, Ruudt Peters

The new jewellery course programme of 2010 is available.

Besides the course programme there is also a report of Gie Luyten, a former student, published. He tells his experience of the workshop he once did, so subtle & impressive meantime! Please take a look for more information … there’s only place for 12 students!


List of Gemmology Institutes & Laboratories


  • HRD Antwerp, Hoge Raad voor Diamant, , Antwerpen; Diamond Education & Laboratory


  • Deutsche Gemmologische Gesellschaft eV (German Gemmological Association), , Idar-Oberstein; Diamonds, Coloured stones & Pearls/Organic Substances education.

The Netherlands

  • NEL, Nederlands Edelsteen Laboratorium, , Leiden; Education normally in Dutch, can be given in English on demand.



Margriet Sopers

Margriet Sopers, FGA

Having a diploma in jewellery, FGA and a propaedeutic of the Academy of Art followed-up by interesting years as a jewellery expert at Sotheby's & Gemeentelijke Krediet Bank, as well as being a member for years of the Society of Jewellery Historians, I am glad to share with you today's world of jewellery.

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