PřF:GA171 Practical gemology - Course Information
GA171 Practical gemologyFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- doc. Mgr. Jan Cempírek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Bc. Monika Kubernátová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jakub Malý (seminar tutor)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. Mgr. Jan Cempírek, Ph.D.
Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Martin Ivanov, Dr.
Supplier department: Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
- Wed 15:00–16:50 Gs,-1011
- ( PROGRAM () || PROGRAM ( D - GEOL_ ) || PROGRAM ( D - GE4 ) || PROGRAM ( N - GE ) || G1061k Mineralogy || G1061 Mineralogy || NOW ( G1061k Mineralogy ) || NOW ( G1061 Mineralogy )) && ( GA571 Gemstones || NOW ( GA571 Gemstones ))
Basic knowledge of mineralogy.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 12 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 5/12, only registered: 0/12, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/12
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- there are 35 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- The aim of the course is introducing students to the most common gemstones, synthetics and imitations, so they gain orientation in the topic. The course provides hands-on practical training of basic identification of gems using gemological instruments and tools.
- Learning outcomes
- At the end of the course, student will:
• be able to understand differences among the natural gems synthetics, and imitations
• be able to discriminate similar gems using different tools and instruments
• be able to understand methods of practical ID of gems
• meet the most common imitations and synthetics available on the Czech market and will understand the risks of gem market.
• connect knowledge from earlier course on gems with new practical information
- Introduction to natural stones synthetics, imitations
- Physical properties, work with gemological tools and instruments
- Optical properties I.
- Optical properties II.
- Raman spectroscopy
- Synthetic stones vs. imitations, their production
- Processing and treatments of gems
- What can you see at Czech mineral shows?
- Teaching methods
- practical training + lectures
- Assessment methods
- To finish the course, attendance on the training is required, submitting all protocols, and successful final test (at least 50% points).
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.