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Gem-a Course Kit Includes Sealed Course Notes, Loose-leaf Binder, Sample Gems and Gem-a Tool Case

JTV Price: $499.00
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Gem-a Course Kit Includes Sealed Course Notes, Loose-leaf Binder, A Set Of 15 Sample Gems For Examination And Gem-a Gemkit In A Special Gem-a Case. The Gem-a Gemkit Includes A Loupe, Chelsea Color Filter, London Dichroscope, Flexible Flashlight, Gem Tweezers, Gem Holder And Gemcleaning Cloth.

As part of Jewelry Television's goal to open the world of jewelry and gemstones to our customers, we are pleased to announce our partnership with The Gemmological Association of Great Britain, also known as Gem-A. We bring you an exciting opportunity to enroll in a web-based introductory gemological course that will further your gemstone knowledge and education. Gem-A is recognized worldwide as the oldest and longest established provider of gemstone education and many of its graduates have gone on to become leading industry experts and professionals. This newly developed course has been designed to give you a fundamental understanding of various gem properties, the basics of gem testing, gem identification and treatments as well as the history, lore and myths surrounding many of nature's most beautiful treasures. Designed especially for all gem lovers, collectors and hobbyists, this course introduces you to the extraordinary world of gemology and gemstones via easy-to-comprehend lessons, complete with the necessary tools and gemstones that you will need to successfully complete the course. Available exclusively at Jewelry Television and, the GemBasics course is your ticket to opening the fascinating world of gemstones.
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Gem-a Course Kit Includes Sealed Course Notes, Loose-leaf Binder, Sample Gems And Gem-a Tool Case is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! I have been purchasing from JTV for years, but this is my first review of an item. I actually bought this when it premiered as a Today's Best Value back in October, but I waited until after the holidays to start the course. First of all, I have to say that the presentation alone of this item is incredible! The binder & even the box it came in are beautiful & very professional looking. Next, the quality of the gemological tools/instruments is superb; & I have many tools already that have cost me more than the price of this entire kit! Finally, the course itself so far, including the online videos, printed course notes & gemstone samples, is surprisingly comprehensive, yet concise. It is well presented & appears to be quite detailed. I am not a beginner. I have taken other gemology classes online through the largest gemological institution in the US, & have even earned a diploma/professional designation; so I can say with some authority that this is a great value! What you get for the money is pretty impressive. I had no issues at all with logging in & my password was emailed to me within a week of shipment. In addition, the course teaches you some things that I did not even learn in my previous training, including how to use the tools that you receive; so it basic enough for the novice, yet perfect for someone who has some prior knowledge. Plus you get a certificate, upon completion, from Gem-A, one of the most respected gemological institutes in the world! What more could you ask for? Great job JTV, keep it up! To all of you who are on the fence about this item, take the plunge & buy it. You won't regret it!
Date published: 2013-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks interesting and informative I have not taken the course yet as I just received my Binder and gems. The login password came right away but had to wait a few weeks for the actual course materials to arrive. This may be due to ordering at Christmas time. Will report back with better review once I have started the class. Looks fun and interesting however from what I can tell.
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I expected Sorry to say that this was a big disappointment for me. The info was so basic that I was glad I hadn't opened the sealed notes and was able to send it back. The course might be good for someone who knows almost nothing about gems but if you watch JTV and do any of your own research there really wasn't anything I saw online that was new . I'd LOVE a course that truly taught you how to identify gems and went into depth about gem structure, composition, etc. Thank you for trying
Date published: 2012-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! This course has outstanding appeal. I have already logged on to the web site and now I am ready to go as soon as Christmas is over. I am looking forward to the classes.
Date published: 2012-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Here is what the course is like (So far anyway) I saw the launch of this and bought it at once! I wanted to do what a lot of the other reviewers did and review it right away just for having been excited about purchasing it before it even arrived but I waited to see first before I rushed in to review. My love for gems started w/ finding JTV just 2 short years ago, if I were 30 years younger and know what I know now i would have taken a whole different path but anyway, I too as others mentioned was waiting for info to log in but I emailed the email that was given if we needed our log in # and I got it in a few days. Then I let my box sit for a few weeks with the leaflets unopened. Then I became ready to start and I read the first 3 chapters and did the quizzes online. The videos to each section are all 30 seconds ( I timed it) and the quizzes (so far for the first 3 sections) are only 5 questions which are easy as long as you read the info. So, I can say so far so good. You have 12 MONTHS to do this and i say you can do it in a week if you wanted to. I can't wait to finish and get my certificate!!!!! It may take me to my 2nd career~it does state this course is for hobbyist/collector level but it is still a certificate in colored gemstones so if JTV continues to add more courses...I will order and continue working towards more certificates. Next up for me are the sections on the chelsea filter and dichroscope which I have not used yet so this will be new stuff to me. The loupe I have had (from JTV) so i was used to using that already~So, so far so good!
Date published: 2012-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way to go I am excited to do this class. At first, I debated about it because I was not sure how it would work with the classes I finished in March. I decided to go with this class partly due to the cost ($500 as opposed to $1500). I appreciate that this class comes with gemstones and tools while keeping the class affordable. A very good option, but be patient as it took a while to get the log in information. I am hopeful for more advanced classes along this same line. Bravo JTV!!!
Date published: 2012-11-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Can't really give an opinion at this time I am unable to give an accurate review of this product at this time because even though I received it in only a few days after ordering it, I have not been able to utilize it. Before starting the course, you must be contacted by Gem-A with your student ID, etc. I received the course almost 2 weeks ago, but was not contacted, so I sent an e-mail to Gem-A, and their response was that they are waiting for JTV to send them the list of names and other pertinent information so that they can send out the student ID, etc. Sooooo I am still waiting to hear from them. I am anxious to get started, and will be happy when I can actually do that. My guess is that this will be a worthwhile purchase.
Date published: 2012-11-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Kit is wonderful, haven't received online course Received kit 9 days ago and it appears to be helpful but very basic. I am hoping the online course provides quite a bit more education but right now JTV and Gem-A are experiencing difficulties in exchanging who has bought the course so I can get my password to start the online course. I hope to be able to share a more favorable review once I get my password. Everything else we have bought from JTV has been wonderful so I am hopeful this will turn out to be the same.
Date published: 2012-11-03
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