New AnchorCert Academy courses tackle industry challenges

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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.

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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.”

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