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Gems Industry - The future of your career.

The gem industry is full of excitement and surprises. You never know who you would meet or which unique gem you are going to encounter.

Join us in this session to explore a career in gems!

Whether you are fresh graduate, back to work parent or you are looking for a career switch, we can help you.

In this session, we will share with you the 4Cs of entering into this industry.

We will also work alongside with you to understand your career goals and objectives, so that you can have a better idea of your career development.

This is our inaugural career facilitation session and we look forward to having you with us!


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Ms. Loke Huiying, Education Director of Far East Gem Institute, will be sharing with you about her journey in this industry, switching from a pharmacist graduate to become a gemologist and entrepreneur. Today, she is a co-founder of The Gem Museum Singapore, the first and most comprehensive gems & mineral museum in Singapore that is open to the public. She has also trained more than 500 students who are sales executives in jewellery companies, jewellery design graduates as well as those who are fresh entrants in to the trade. Many of them are successful entrepreneurs today!

Ms. Loke is also a Certified Behavioural Consultant and Career Coach. She is not only passionate about learning and education, she is also passionate about helping people in their career development.

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Far East Gem Institute was established in 1988. We have trained more than 1000 jewellers, business owners and gem lovers in the subject of gemology. We are also the Allied Teaching Center with internationally recognised Gemological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A), since 1998. 

 

In Singapore, there is a major lack of gemologists (Visit one of the top gemologists in Singapore : https://www.gemlab.com.sg) in the market. As a result, the gems and jewellery industry in Singapore is not as vibrant as it could have been. This boils down to the fact that there is a lack of confidence from consumers. There are 3 main reasons why this is so. First, consumers are uncertain of the value of gems. Second, they are unsure of the quality of gems. Third, consumers do not have the skills and knowledge to identify and authenticate gemstones and jewellery. The consequence is that the industry is often misunderstood and with misconceptions about what the trade is all about.

 

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At Far East Gem Institute, we see that the solution is to train up more experts in this field. We do so through a series of theoretical and practical lessons, so that our learners can have the relevant knowledge as well as the practical hands-on experience in handling gems. We also have a 4C framework that can bring our learners from just a gem lover or business owner, to a gem expert.

 

We have seen many people coming to our gem testing laboratory, Far East Gem Lab. On many occasions, they are consumers. These consumers walk in with a worried look on their faces. They have a gem for us to test. These consumers were worried that they have been cheated. They are not sure if what they bought were of the value they paid. There were many cases where the consumers have overpaid for what they believed was a good value item. We feel that consumers should not be the ones suffering the consequences of the ignorance of the trade. 

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Far East Gem Institute provides the opportunity for gem lovers and potential jewellers with the skills, knowledge and experience. We can help you to be the gem expert. You can be the changemaker in this industry.

 

Far East Gem Institute initiated the setting up of The Gem Museum (https://thegemmuseum.gallery), first and most comprehensive of its kind in Singapore, for the purpose of bringing gem lovers together to share passion and experience. Here you get to learn about the mine to market process. The Gem Museum runs educational programs and exhibitions all throughout the year.

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Our vision at Far East Gem Institute is to be the key leader and influencer in this industry, in training and certifying qualified gemologists. We want to see that there can be at least one qualified gemologist in every jewellery company and jewellery retail stores, so that the gems and jewellery industry in Singapore can be vibrant, and our consumers can be confident.

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