A Passion For Learning

Whilst I have been working at W.E. Clark & Son for over 20 years, you never stop learning. When I first started in the jewellery trade, I worked to gain both my Professional Jewellers Diploma and my Professional Jewellers Gemmological Diploma. My studies have continued on ever since, with the successful completion of a higher certificate in Practical Gemmology with the GEM-A (Gemmological Association of Great Britain). 

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David Clark examining a Diamond on his Microscope.

I then started to look at another very interesting part of my business, this is jewellery valuation. I have now passed the exam required to be able to become a Registered Valuer, so once I am accepted into the organisation I will be fully Registered as a Valuer.

In January 2020 I decided to further my learning by completing the Diamond Diploma and Practical Diamond Grading course with the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. This was an extremely challenging course, but one I really enjoyed. The course itself covered all aspects of the wonderful gem that is diamond, from exploration to the chemical composition and the optical features that make it so special. I have just learned that I was successful in passing the theory exam having passed the practical exam in October 2020. 
Having passed both elements, this now means that I can use the much revered postnominals after my name- DGA.

Rough Diamonds

Part of the Diamond Diploma (DGA) course included a practical element and the opportunity to examining rough diamond crystals in all their wonderful forms and colours.

Knowledge is something that is vital in our business, I truly believe you never stop learning, and I try to take on as much new information as I can. This is something that the whole team believe too, they all have achieved Professional Diplomas and Management Diplomas where relevant.

If you should ever have any questions, please do get on contact with me via the Contact Us page.

Yours sincerely,

David Clark DGA PJGemDip PJDip CertGA
Managing Director- W.E. Clark & Son Limited

Diamond Diploma- Gemmological Association of Great Britain.
Professional Jewellers Diploma- National Association of Jewellers
Professional Jewellers Gemmological Diploma- National Association of Jewellers
Practical Gemmolical Certificate- Gemmological Association of Great Britain.