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Online Jade Fundamental workshop (7, 8, 14, 15 March 2022)

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Learn the fundamentals of jade. Learn to identify and analyse different types of jade - natural & treated. (4 sessions)

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Time: 7 pm - 8.45 pm

Fee : $230 (Skillsfuture credit claimable)

See Add - On, (Optional) in the ticket section - for the purchase of Jade kit set (not claimable)

Course Claim reference : TGS-2020501236

**(SkillsFuture Credit claimable for Singapore Citizen, aged 25 and above)

Course Outline:

a. Introduction – brief history of jade in various culture

b. What is jade?

c. Chemical and physical properties of jadeite and nephrite .

d. Sources of jadeite and nephrite.

e. Mining of jadeite-jade in Burma.

f. Order of rarity of jade among other gemstones .

g. Treatment of jadeite-jade – B-jade, B+C-jade and C-jade.

h. Discuss testing methods e.g. infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscope .

i. Basic testing of jade imitations using loupe, refractometer and prism spectroscopy.

This SkillsFuture approved course is conducted online, over 4 sessions, 1.75h per session.

For an interactive session, you may like to purchase a gem kit, consists of 4 pieces of jade samples and a 10x loupe for a price of $83(worth $105, if bought separately).


++ Please take note that all the Zoom sessions will be recorded and you are required to show video/face as required by SkillsFuture Spore, for attendance taking purpose.

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Organiser Far East Gem Institute

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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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