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UNDERSTANDING JEWELLERY VALUATIONS

Maximum of 8 delegates @ £195 per person

Course Date

Places Available

 

9th February 2015

6

 

9th March 2015

4

 

20th April 2015

7

 

This includes jewellery retailers, pawnbrokers, auctioneers and those involved in consumer complaints or insurance replacement. It is expected that delegates have some experience of jewellery and gemstones. The intensive one day course will give delegates confidence and knowledge, providing an understanding of the methodology and many different approaches required to produce a fair jewellery valuation, appropriate to its intended use. Basic diamond, coloured gemstone and metal pricing will be discussed and delegates will examine items of jewellery for assessment.

The course also includes a unique behind the scenes tour of the Hallmarking floor at Assay Office Birmingham – an area not normally open to the trade or public

 

UNDERSTANDING DIAMONDS

Maximum of 4 delegates @ £250 per person

Course Date

Places Available

 

10th February 2015

FULL

 

17th February 2015

4

 

10th  March 2015

1

 

14th April 2015

FULL

 

28th April 2015

FULL

 

12th May 2015

FULL

 

This hands on course provides an in depth understanding of diamonds and improve delegates’ confidence when selling.  Loose stones will be studied and delegates will gain a greater understanding of the 4 C’s, diamond treatments, simulants and synthetic stones.  The course provides six hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

 

UNDERSTANDING COLOURED GEMSTONES

Maximum of 4 delegates @ £250 per person

Course Date

Places Available

 

24th February 2015

2

 

16th March 2015

FULL

 

21st April 2015

FULL

 

19th May 2015

FULL

 

This course takes an in depth look at some of the most important coloured stones used in jewellery including Sapphires, Rubies, Emeralds, and Tanzanite. Delegates will gain a commercial understanding of the key selling points for each stone and a practical session identifying the stones and their imitations will prove invaluable for those looking to assess, buy and/or sell coloured gemstones. The course provides six hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

 

UNDERSTANDING HALLMARKING - THE ASSAY OFFICE EXPERIENCE

Maximum of 10 delegates @ £75 per person

Course Date

Places Available

 

25th February 2015

6

 

15th April 2015

10

 

This half day event provides a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and visit the Hallmarking Floor at Assay Office Birmingham. You will also learn more about Hallmarking, including the history of Hallmarking in the UK and an explanation of all current legislation affecting the jewellery and precious metals industries. The course provides three hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

 

UNDERSTANDING ANTIQUE JEWELLERY

Maximum of 10 delegates @ £150 per person

Course Date

Places Available

 

17th March 2015

9

 

5th May 2015

8

 

A course that is ideal for retailers, pawnbrokers, auctioneers, collectors, and enthusiasts.  This course gives practical training and advice for those who need to identify and assess new, second-hand and antique jewellery.  Interactive sessions on identifying hallmarks, diamonds and coloured gemstones will provide the delegates with the confidence to assess jewellery with a view to either buying or selling items. The course also includes an introduction to 19th and 20th century jewellery styles. It provides six hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

 

UNDERSTANDING PRODUCT SAFETY FOR FASHION ACCESSORIES

Maximum of 8 delegates @ £195 per person

Course Date

Places Available

 

25th March 2015

3

 

13th May 2015

8

 

This course will tell you what you need to know about relevant aspects of REACH and the CPSIA. The course focuses on Nickel, Lead and Cadmium, including why each metal is harmful and current testing regulations.  It explains the approach to testing and also includes information on legislation applicable to safety testing for leathers and textiles. The course provides six hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

 

UNDERSTANDING WATCHES

Maximum of 8 delegates @ £195 per person

Course Date

Places Available

 

11th February 2015

5

 

18th March 2015

FULL

 

22nd April 2015

3

 

20th May 2015

8

 

This course is intended for retail staff or enthusiasts who already have some experience of watches. It will provide an understanding of the technical aspects and benefits of different types of watches, improving confidence when selling or assessing a watch. The course gives each delegate a chance to handle and study watches closely, and disassemble items using standard basic tools. It will teach basic practical skills which will enable delegates to diagnose possible faults and carry out maintenance repairs.   The course also includes a rare opportunity to see ‘behind the scenes’ and visit the Hallmarking Operation at Assay Office Birmingham, which is not usually open to the public. The course provides six hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

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