Information Package / Course Catalogue
Synthetic Gemstones
Course Code: KTT217
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Short Cycle (Associate's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 3
Objectives of the Course

The student is intended to teach the concept of synthetic gem stones.

Course Content

The concept describes synthetic gem stones such as production methods and can be distinguished from natural

Name of Lecturer(s)
Ins. Ufuk ÖREN
Learning Outcomes
1.To learn the concept of synthetic gems.
2.Learning the synthetic gem stone production method.
3.Being able to distinguish synthetic gem stone and natural stone jewelry.
4.To learn synthetic diamond production methods.
5.Be able to distinguish natural diamond with synthetic diamond.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Murat Hatipoglu, colored precious stones.
2.Murat Hatipoğlu, Ornamental Stones Mineralogy.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
The concept of synthetic gem stone.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Synthetic gem stone production methods.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Verneuil flame fusion method (Verneuil Flame Fusion).
Week 4 - Theoretical
Verneuil flame fusion method (Verneuil Flame Fusion).
Week 5 - Theoretical
Enlargement of the solutions (Flux - Grown).
Week 6 - Theoretical
Grow from the melt (Melt - Grown).
Week 7 - Theoretical
Synthetic diamond production.
Week 8 - Theoretical
HPHT synthetic diamond production method.
Week 9 - Theoretical
CVD method in the production of synthetic diamonds.
Week 10 - Intermediate Exam
MIDTERM
Week 11 - Theoretical
Distinguishing between natural and synthetic diamonds.
Week 12 - Theoretical
Distinguishing between natural and synthetic ruby.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Distinguishing between natural and synthetic emeralds.
Week 14 - Theoretical
Synthetic pearls, cultured pearls and natural pearls discrimination methods.
Week 15 - Theoretical
Distinguishing between synthetic and natural amber.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory141242
Assignment1055
Midterm Examination112214
Final Examination112214
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)75
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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OÇ-1
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