Senarath B. Basnayake obtained the Fellowship Diploma in Gemmology of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) and was elected a Fellow in 1983. Subsequently he passed the Master’s Degree in Gemmology at the University of Peradeniya, the largest University in Sri Lanka. He has a Certificate from the Chartered Insurance Institute, London, and has also been commended by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
Identification of gemstones
Preparing Certificates of Identification / Reports of Quality Description for gemstones
Education-Private classes in gem identification / gem business
Sale of gems
For any details please contact us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0094(0)77664190.
This course is conducted mainly for those who wish to enter the gem business
Section A : Gem varieties, Formation of Natural Gems, Synthetics and Imitations
Section B : Crystallography, Thermal conductivity, Electric properties
Section C : Specific Gravity, Hardness, Toughness, Cleavage, Parting, Fracture, Streak
Section D : Atomic Theory, Chemical Properties, Causes of Colour
Section E : Transparency, Lustre, Brilliance, Fire, Sheen, Chatoyancy, Asterism, Play of Colour
Section F : Polariscope and Dichroscope
Section G : Refractometer
Section H : Spectroscope
Section I : Ultra Violet Lamps, Chelsea Colour Filter
Section J : Loupes and Microscope – Inclusions and surface features
Section K : Organic Gems
Section L : Principles of Gem Cutting, Popular Cuts and Shapes
Section M : Geuda, Treatments - Heating, Irradiation, Diffusion, Dyeing, Filling
Section N : Principles of Grading and Valuation
Section O : Business Principles, Exports and Imports, Laws and Regulations
Course conducted by Senarath B. Basnayake FGA,MSc. Gemmologist and Dealer since 1983.
Master of Science (Peradeniya); Fellowship Diploma in Gemmology (Gemmological Association of Great Britain); IF Certificate (Chartered Insurance Institute, London); Founder Member, Sri Lanka Association of Testing Laboratories; President, Gem & Jewellery Central Organization; Life Member, Gemmologists’ Association of Sri Lanka; Life Member, Geological Society of Sri Lanka; Member, Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association; Member, Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Central Province.
Proprietor and Gemmologist, The Gem Institute, 135/2/5, Kotugodella Vidiya, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
MSc FGA Consultant Gemmologist since 1983
2nd FLOOR, NABEESA COMPLEX,
135/2/5, KOTUGODELLA VIDIYA, KANDY
Tel: 0094(0)777 664190 Fax: 0094(0)81 2203994