Montreal School of Gemology - cours-atelier- description

Courses and Workshops

Whether you are just discovering the fascinating world of gems or you want to update your gem knowledge, The Montreal School of Gemmology (EGM) can help. Browse through our list of introductory courses and specialized workshops to find one that suits your needs.


Our Courses

Courses are generally 3 hours, once a week, over a period of 15 weeks for a total of 45 hours.

Our fall term begins in mid-September and our winter term begins in mid-January. We also offer an intensive spring session for Gemmology 1 with classes twice a week beginning at the end of April.

EGM offers the following courses :

Gemmology 1
: Learn about all of the major gem varieties and proper observation techniques using the loupe.

Gemmology 2 : Learn how to use gemmological testing equipment while continuing to discover different gem varieties. Can be taken simultaneously with Gemmology 1.

Gemmology 3 : Learn how to apply your gem knowledge and identify stones grouped by colour. Prerequisites : Gemmology 1 and 2.

Gemmology 4 : Learn how to apply your gem knowledge and identify stones grouped by colour. Prerequisites : Gemmology 1, 2 and 3.




Our Workshops

Our two-day (9:00-4:30) workshops generally take place on weekends however, when demand is sufficient, they are offered during the week.

Workshops offer detailed instruction with an emphasis on practical exercises, observation and grading.


EGM will issue an official receipt for tax purposes at the end of the year.