Scottish Gemmological Association

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Avg. Rating Rating star0.0 (0 reviews)

SGA logo
Banner for Scottish Gemmological Association

About this Association

The Scottish Gemmological Association was formed in 2009 to encourage education and an interest in gemmology within Scotland. The SGA had previously existed for many decades as a branch of Gem-A but are today an affiliated but independent organisation. Members hail from all walks of life from simple jewellery and gemstone enthusiasts to jewellery professionals, valuers and appraisers as well as gemmology academics and educators. The SGA embrace novice gemmologists as well as advanced and academic specialists.

Monthly Gemmological Talks

A programme of monthly talks, lectures and hands-on workshop sessions are run, covering a range of topics including everything gemmological. Other highlights will include jewellery history, design, manufacture and valuation. SGA members currently meet at the Eric Liddell Centre in Edinburgh mostly between September and April, and the events are usually followed by a sociable light meal.

The Scottish Gemmological Conference

In early May the Scottish Gemmological Association run a three/four day Gemmological Conference featuring speakers of worldwide renown and drawing delegates from all around the world. There is an active programme of talks and activities and young designers and gemmology students are encouraged to participate. There are a number of sponsored places and discounted rates available. Guests enjoy the quintesential Scottish flavour of the weekend that includes everything from (optional) porridge or haggis for breakfast, to a gala dinner with a ceilidh and kilts a plenty. The SGA Conference finishes with a local field trip and perhaps a whisky distillery visit.

The SGA Study Trips & Field Trips

The SGA run occasional excursions and field trips and these have included Sri Lanka and Tanzania as well as more local interests with a study weekend to Whitby (jet) and Castleton (blue john mines), and at home in Scotland visiting an iconic jewellery maker, gold panning, collecting pyrope garnets or Scottish jaspers.

New members and guests are always welcome to attend SGA events, and membership is open to all. Visit the Scottish Gemmological Association website and Facebook page to savour the flavour of their yearly programme. The SGA invites you to make yourself known to them if you are interested in any of their activities by using the contact links at the top of this page.

 

Structure

  • Identity: Unincorporated Association
  • Managed By: Committee
  • Parent Entity: Automonous
  • Inception: 2009

Disciplines

  • Gemmology (primary)
  • Jewellery

Membership

  • Public & Trade Professionals
  • Home Country & International
  • Number Members: 50-199
  • Min Member Fee: £30

Education

  • Courses Available: No
  • Classroom Lectures
  • Annual Conference

Photos

Click image to enlarge and open gallery

Scottish pebble brooch

Location

Correspondence Address Only
The Scottish Gemmological Association
L & T
33 Broughton Place
EDINBURGH
EH1 3RR

Share

Share this page on your favourite networks

Members

The jewellery valuation businesses below have a least one staff Appraiser who is a member of the Scottish Gemmological Association (SGA). Sorted by Country, State and then by City.

Canada

Karen Howard - Jewellery Appraiser

KC Appraisals

Guelph, Ontario

Rating (0 reviews)Profile button
0 star0.0

France

Caroline Mergalet - Jewellery Appraiser

Gem′ Expertise

Villefranche Sur Mer

Rating (0 reviews)Profile button
0 star0.0

United Kingdom

Crystal Clear - Jewellery Valuer

Crystal Clear Valuations

Crawley, England

Rating (21 reviews)Profile button
5 star5.0

Susan Pennington - Jewellery Valuer

Susan Pennington, FGA DGA

Ormskirk, England

Rating (4 reviews)Profile button
5 star5.0

Carmen Garcia-Carballido  - Jewelry Appraiser

Asturalba Ltd

Ellon, Scotland

Rating (1 review)Profile button
5 star5.0

Lee-Ona Long - Jewellery Valuer

LFL Valuation Services

Kilmarnock, Scotland

Rating (9 reviews)Profile button
5 star5.0

Sammantha Maclachlan - Jewellery Valuer

Sammantha Maclachlan FGA Ltd

Paisley, Scotland

Rating (4 reviews)Profile button
5 star5.0

Adrian Smith - Jewellery Valuer

Adrian S Smith FGA

Perth, Scotland

Rating (57 reviews)Profile button
4.5 star4.9

United States

Thom Underwood - Jewelry Appraiser

San Diego Gem Lab.

San Diego, California

Rating (5 reviews)Profile button
5 star5.0

Gemworld - Jewelry Appraiser

Gemworld International, Inc.

Glenview, Illinois

Rating (0 reviews)Profile button
0 star0.0

James Naughter - Jewelry Appraiser

A&A Gemological Laboratory

Saratoga Springs, New York

Rating (18 reviews)Profile button
5 star5.0

Ted Irwin - Jewelry Appraiser

Northwest Gemological Laboratory

Bellevue, Washington

Rating (1 review)Profile button
5 star5.0

 

Reviews

Reviews (0)
Write Review

 

Unlike the reviews of Appraisers on Jewellery Appraisers of the World, reviews of associations are not and cannot be verified.