On Sept. 15 during the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, Gemfields, a supplier of responsibly sourced gemstones, unveiled education to get to industry better acquainted with its stones mined at its Montepuez mine in Mozambique. Material covered included formation, origin, history, qualities, treatments, classification, markets, manufacturing hubs, and laboratories. Gemfields intends for Masterclass to be the most comprehensive learning experience available, a move reinforced by what it calls “the most comprehensive master set of rubies compiled to date.” The course was conceived in direct response to the call for uniform colored gemstone training for staff and was developed in conjunction with industry experts. The course will be available to anyone with interest across three different levels—basic, fundamental, and advanced. The education further strengthens the brand’s proprietary grading system, auction, and trading platform to provide a consistent supply of quality colored gemstones to the global downstream markets.