AnchorCert Academy, the industry-facing arm of Assay Office Birmingham, will welcome a host of diamond, gemology and watch experts to lead its new range of one-day courses.
Launched earlier this year, the ‘Exposed’ courses tackle current industry challenges, from customised and counterfeit watches, to identifying gemstone treatments and laboratory-grown diamonds.
Gemologists Claire Connelly and Gwyn Green will bring expert guidance in two new courses; Diamond Simulants, Synthetics and Treatments, and Gemstone Treatments Revealed, tailored for jewellery retailers and designers working with diamonds and gems in the wake of changing technologies and production methods.
Watch experts Adrian Hailwood and Geoff Whitefield of Fellows Auctioneers will head up the Exposed Customised and Counterfeit Watches course, alongside its range of well-established portfolio of ‘Understanding’ courses, providing introductions to hallmarking, diamond grading, coloured gemstones, watches, valuations, antique jewellery and consumer product safety.
AnchorCert Academy director Marion Wilson said: “Our classes are small to ensure each delegate the chance to ask questions, get hands-on and learn directly from our tutors. What is a small investment in a day’s training could reap huge financial advantage to the business.”
To book, visit https://theassayoffice.co.uk/academy