In order of how when I discovered them.
This webinar has become my favourite. It is on at 7 pm Tuesday. Rui is going on holiday on the 1st of July so only one live webinar at 12 midnight for the night owls. Rui has now set up a web page where you can watch some of the webinars on utube. https://www.ruigalopim.com/home-gemmology
So now you need to follow Rui Galopim de Carvalho on Instagram to see the next session that is live. Rui is a wonderful educator. His English is excellent. Rui is Portuguese and clearly teaches in English. He started off with about 50 people attending his Zoom webinars. Now he has 1000 attendees. This is the maximum he can do on Zoom and CIBJO is supporting him in this.
The webinars can be watched by anybody. However, the gemmologist will learn new things too. There is a question and answer session after the approx 50 min talk. Rui is an engaging teacher.
The link to his Insta account.
This is a sister organisation of the GAA. A world leader in the education of gemmology
This Facebook page alerts you to their online webinars. It should also link you to their Utubes page where they save the Webinars for later viewing.
I met Julia Griffiths while she was out in Australia on sabbatical for over 6 months. Fascinating lady and quite the adventurer. A younger me?
For webinars, check the corresponding time in Australia. London is GMT zero and we are in Melbourne GMT +10
Gemmological Association of Great Britain – Facebook page
National Jeweler Magazine in America
This resource is mainly for Jewellers and put other for the American market. I have not been through it fully as it is extensive.
Womens Jewelry Association – American
Really for jewellery industry people.
This is the Swiss Gemmological Institute, part of the Swiss Foundation for the Research of Gemstones (SSEF: Schweizerische Stiftung für Edelstein-Forschung)