iGEM: the synergy of 3 centres of excellence to identify and evaluate gems and jewellery

CHOOSE THe SCHOOL EGM

Founded in 1995, the Montreal School of Gemmology (EGM) is a private educational institution that welcomes hundreds of students from across Canada and around the world every year.
The quality of courses, and the reputation of the professors has established EGM nationally and internationally, with over twenty-five years of service.
EGM has expanded, not only in the creation of iGEM (the Montreal Institute of Gemmology), but also our first school in Europe.
Today, EGM is a unique bilingual centre of expertise, offering intensive in-class or remote training, leading to international diplomas in French and English.

OPTIMAL STUDY CONDITIONS

A diversified and complete curriculum

For more than 25 years, the school has offered a variety of courses, ambitious and recognized for its content. After offering courses leading to Gem-A (Gemmological Association of Great Britain) diplomas, the school has chosen to offer since 2020 courses leading to WGF (World Gem Foundation) diplomas.

EGM also provides its own certificate in gemmology to gem lovers not interested in professional certifications through evening classes and weekend workshops.

Professional equipment

Each student is designated their own table with optimal space in order to learn efficiently and peacefully.
The school also offers a classroom dedicated to 8 workstations equipped with professional instruments for the observation and identification of gems.

With a collection of more than 3,000 gemstones and jewellery pieces, students have all the materials necessary to leave the school confident and proficient in all aspects of gemmology.
Outside of class hours, students have access to classrooms and instruments in order to study and revise gemstone identification techniques.

Seasoned teachers

Each professor at EGM are certified gemmologists, with some alumni geologists, as well as evaluators.

Courses given for certification diplomas are led by two professors: each one thus enriches the course with his professional experience; courses are more dynamic; practical work is supported more efficiently and optimized.

Whether it is diploma or certification courses, homework is given throughout the semesters in order to best support students and ensure understanding of the concepts studied. Mock exams are also offered throughout the Expert training courses to prepare students for the final exams.

As for online courses, our professors are there to give the necessary tutoring, whether face-to-face or via internet platforms.

FROM EGM TO iGEM

It is above all a story of logic and continuity.

In 2018, Marie-Hélène founded the LLG laboratory (Lelièvre Laboratoire de Gemmologie), the first independent laboratory in Quebec, in a space adjacent to the EGM.
Expertise of gemmologists and high-tech instruments combine to authenticate diamonds and coloured stones with accuracy, impartiality, confidentiality.

In 2019, the Jewellery and Gems Evaluation Centre was created, adjacent to the EGM and the laboratory, with the objective of making an efficient and accessible service, both for professionals and individuals. The evaluation is carried out objectively, to give the right information on the value of a piece of jewellery or gemstone.

In a very natural way, the Gemmologists of the Centre use the laboratory’s instruments to perfect their evaluations; these instruments are presented to the students so that they could access state-of-the-art instruments; human resources have been judiciously designed to provide flexibility and reliability, and to ensure financial access to these services for everyone.

The creation of the iGEM bringing together these three entities had become logical, and it was in 2021 that the Montreal Institute of Gemmology was formalized.

Thus, future gemmologists, students of the EGM, have access to the state-of-the-art instruments found in the laboratory.
The different aspects of an assessment centre and an analysis laboratory are presented to them. This contributes to their professional efficiency as soon as they graduate, and allows them to discover certain professions offered in the world of gemmology. Moreover, from 2022, training and internships will be offered to gemmologists and evaluators in the making.
Beyond the instruments and the technical and technological means, the synergy is found at the human level: the teachers of the school are all informed gemmologists; some of them are evaluators and operate in the Centre; others specialize in gem identification and the use of state-of-the-art instruments and also work in the laboratory.

iGEM: the synergy of 3 centres of excellence to identify and evaluate gems and jewellery

CHOOSE THe SCHOOL EGM

Founded in 1995, the Montreal School of Gemmology (EGM) is a private educational institution that welcomes hundreds of students from across Canada and around the world every year.
The quality of courses, and the reputation of the professors has established EGM nationally and internationally, with over twenty-five years of service.
EGM has expanded, not only in the creation of iGEM (the Montreal Institute of Gemmology), but also our first school in Europe.
Today, EGM is a unique bilingual centre of expertise, offering intensive in-class or remote training, leading to international diplomas in French and English.

OPTIMAL STUDY CONDITIONS

A diversified and complete curriculum

For more than 25 years, the school has offered a variety of courses, ambitious and recognized for its content. After offering courses leading to Gem-A (Gemmological Association of Great Britain) diplomas, the school has chosen to offer since 2020 courses leading to WGF (World Gem Foundation) diplomas.

EGM also provides its own certificate in gemmology to gem lovers not interested in professional certifications through evening classes and weekend workshops.

Professional equipment

Each student is designated their own table with optimal space in order to learn efficiently and peacefully.
The school also offers a classroom dedicated to 8 workstations equipped with professional instruments for the observation and identification of gems.

With a collection of more than 3,000 gemstones and jewellery pieces, students have all the materials necessary to leave the school confident and proficient in all aspects of gemmology.
Outside of class hours, students have access to classrooms and instruments in order to study and revise gemstone identification techniques.

Seasoned teachers

Each professor at EGM are certified gemmologists, with some alumni geologists, as well as evaluators.

Courses given for certification diplomas are led by two professors: each one thus enriches the course with his professional experience; courses are more dynamic; practical work is supported more efficiently and optimized.

Whether it is diploma or certification courses, homework is given throughout the semesters in order to best support students and ensure understanding of the concepts studied. Mock exams are also offered throughout the Expert training courses to prepare students for the final exams.

As for online courses, our professors are there to give the necessary tutoring, whether face-to-face or via internet platforms.

FROM EGM TO iGEM

It is above all a story of logic and continuity.

In 2018, Marie-Hélène founded the LLG laboratory (Lelièvre Laboratoire de Gemmologie), the first independent laboratory in Quebec, in a space adjacent to the EGM.
Expertise of gemmologists and high-tech instruments combine to authenticate diamonds and coloured stones with accuracy, impartiality, confidentiality.

In 2019, the Jewellery and Gems Evaluation Centre was created, adjacent to the EGM and the laboratory, with the objective of making an efficient and accessible service, both for professionals and individuals. The evaluation is carried out objectively, to give the right information on the value of a piece of jewellery or gemstone.

In a very natural way, the Gemmologists of the Centre use the laboratory’s instruments to perfect their evaluations; these instruments are presented to the students so that they could access state-of-the-art instruments; human resources have been judiciously designed to provide flexibility and reliability, and to ensure financial access to these services for everyone.

The creation of the iGEM bringing together these three entities had become logical, and it was in 2021 that the Montreal Institute of Gemmology was formalized.

Thus, future gemmologists, students of the EGM, have access to the state-of-the-art instruments found in the laboratory.
The different aspects of an assessment centre and an analysis laboratory are presented to them. This contributes to their professional efficiency as soon as they graduate, and allows them to discover certain professions offered in the world of gemmology. Moreover, from 2022, training and internships will be offered to gemmologists and evaluators in the making.
Beyond the instruments and the technical and technological means, the synergy is found at the human level: the teachers of the school are all informed gemmologists; some of them are evaluators and operate in the Centre; others specialize in gem identification and the use of state-of-the-art instruments and also work in the laboratory.

iGEM: the synergy of 3 centres of excellence
to identify and evaluate gems and jewellery

CHOOSE THe SCHOOL EGM

Founded in 1995, the Montreal School of Gemmology (EGM) is a private educational institution that welcomes hundreds of students from across Canada and around the world every year.
The quality of courses, and the reputation of the professors has established EGM nationally and internationally, with over twenty-five years of service.
EGM has expanded, not only in the creation of iGEM (the Montreal Institute of Gemmology), but also our first school in Europe.
Today, EGM is a unique bilingual centre of expertise, offering intensive in-class or remote training, leading to international diplomas in French and English.

OPTIMAL STUDY CONDITIONS

A diversified and complete curriculum

For more than 25 years, the school has offered a variety of courses, ambitious and recognized for its content. After offering courses leading to Gem-A (Gemmological Association of Great Britain) diplomas, the school has chosen to offer since 2020 courses leading to WGF (World Gem Foundation) diplomas.

EGM also provides its own certificate in gemmology to gem lovers not interested in professional certifications through evening classes and weekend workshops.

Professional equipment

Each student is designated their own table with optimal space in order to learn efficiently and peacefully.
The school also offers a classroom dedicated to 8 workstations equipped with professional instruments for the observation and identification of gems.

With a collection of more than 3,000 gemstones and jewellery pieces, students have all the materials necessary to leave the school confident and proficient in all aspects of gemmology.
Outside of class hours, students have access to classrooms and instruments in order to study and revise gemstone identification techniques.

Seasoned teachers

Each professor at EGM are certified gemmologists, with some alumni geologists, as well as evaluators.

Courses given for certification diplomas are led by two professors: each one thus enriches the course with his professional experience; courses are more dynamic; practical work is supported more efficiently and optimized.

Whether it is diploma or certification courses, homework is given throughout the semesters in order to best support students and ensure understanding of the concepts studied. Mock exams are also offered throughout the Expert training courses to prepare students for the final exams.

As for online courses, our professors are there to give the necessary tutoring, whether face-to-face or via internet platforms.

FROM EGM TO iGEM

It is above all a story of logic and continuity.

In 2018, Marie-Hélène founded the LLG laboratory (Lelièvre Laboratoire de Gemmologie), the first independent laboratory in Quebec, in a space adjacent to the EGM.
Expertise of gemmologists and high-tech instruments combine to authenticate diamonds and coloured stones with accuracy, impartiality, confidentiality.

In 2019, the Jewellery and Gems Evaluation Centre was created, adjacent to the EGM and the laboratory, with the objective of making an efficient and accessible service, both for professionals and individuals. The evaluation is carried out objectively, to give the right information on the value of a piece of jewellery or gemstone.

In a very natural way, the Gemmologists of the Centre use the laboratory’s instruments to perfect their evaluations; these instruments are presented to the students so that they could access state-of-the-art instruments; human resources have been judiciously designed to provide flexibility and reliability, and to ensure financial access to these services for everyone.

The creation of the iGEM bringing together these three entities had become logical, and it was in 2021 that the Montreal Institute of Gemmology was formalized.

Thus, future gemmologists, students of the EGM, have access to the state-of-the-art instruments found in the laboratory.
The different aspects of an assessment centre and an analysis laboratory are presented to them. This contributes to their professional efficiency as soon as they graduate, and allows them to discover certain professions offered in the world of gemmology. Moreover, from 2022, training and internships will be offered to gemmologists and evaluators in the making.
Beyond the instruments and the technical and technological means, the synergy is found at the human level: the teachers of the school are all informed gemmologists; some of them are evaluators and operate in the Centre; others specialize in gem identification and the use of state-of-the-art instruments and also work in the laboratory.