Gübelin Academy is now offering its Coloured Gem Professional progamme in Shanghai, further strengthening the academy’s presence in Asia.
“The family-owned House of Gübelin started sharing both practical knowledge as well as the emotional aspects of coloured gemstones through its academy since 2013. The academy’s modular programmes offer gem aficionados a fast-track introduction into the world of precious gems and deepen the knowledge of connoisseurs and experts,” the company said.
Gübelin is conducting its courses in Shanghai, China, together with a local partner. These Gübelin Academy courses are the first of their kind to be offered in China.
Established in Hong Kong in 2013, the Gübelin Academy began offering courses in Switzerland in 2014. The courses in Shanghai are presented jointly with its partner CGG, a jewellery firm that represents numerous European jewellery brands, and conducted either in Mandarin or in both English and Mandarin.
This means that courses are currently held in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, depending on the location. They are addressed to specialists and jewellers as well as to a broader audience. The first courses launched in Shanghai were held in the historical building that once housed the British Consulate, one of the oldest buildings in the Bund district, which was constructed in 1873.
Future classes will be continued in a central permanent location in the Bund. The next courses in Shanghai will take place on March 21 to 22 in Mandarin; and May 9 to 11 in English and Mandarin.
For more information, visit gubelinacademy.com