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Gemology Class with Jae’s Jewelers

Jill Hornik from Jae’s Jewelers recently hosted a free Gemology 101 class for participants in Downtown Coral Gables, in partnership with the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables. Visitors were able to learn all about diamonds and colored stones in this interactive small class at their store on 237 Miracle Mile. Jill discussed the following gemstones including where/how they are created, cut, and their physical properties: Diamonds, Sapphires, Rubies and Emeralds.

All participants in the free class handled both loose and mounted natural gemstones, and also received a complimentary loose colored gemstone to take home!

Participants were very interactive, asking questions about color, treatments, and value. Many attendees learned that they have a passion for gemology, and want to come back for a level 2 class. Stay tuned as we announce more dates in the near future for a similar course!

About Jae’s Jewelers: Family owned and operated fine jewelry store specializing in new and vintage jewelry & engagement rings for over 75 years. Their Coral Gables showroom features jewelry from well known designers. Their on-site goldsmith repairs & restores cherished family heirlooms and creates new ones.

About the Instructor: Jillian Hornik is a GIA graduate and only AGS Certified Gemologist in Miami-Dade County. She loves designing meaningful custom projects for her clients, especially engagement rings.