The Spanish Gemmological Institute (IGE, Instituto Gemológico Español) is a non-profit association founded in 1967 with the aim to study, teach and promote gemmology in Spain. Currently it has more than 400 associated jewellery and gemology professionals and firms in Spain and other countries. It is also one of the founding members of FEEG (Federation of European Education of Gemmology).
Since 2007 IGE also forms part of the new entity IGE&Minas, joint venture with Gomez Pardo Foundation belonging to Madrid School of Mines and Energy of Madrid Politechnical University.
IGE offers different presential and distance learning courses in Spanish, such as Gemology Diploma, Diamond Diploma, Coloured Stones Grading, Jewelry Valuation, Jewelry Design, History of Jewelry, Gem Cutting, and others.
IGE Gem Testing Laboratory was founded in 1969 and currently it is the most prestigious center for quality control and research of precious stones in Spain, recognized by the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Equipped with most advanced analytic techniques and highly qualified staff, it offers quality control and analysis of gemstones to firms and particulars on a regular basis.
Aside from thousands of gems used for teaching proposes, IGE also has a large collection of unique gems, permanently exposed in the Don Felipe de Borbón y Grecia Museum of Madrid School of Mines.
Other IGE facilities include extended library with most important gemmology and jewellery books and magazines, weekly conferences on gemmology and related areas, activities for kids, travels and excursions, etc.
Instituto Gemológico Español
Phone: +34 914 414 300