World Gem Foundation & SRDC India

About Us

The World Gem Foundation is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2015 with the mandate to provide quality and affordable gemmological training to students, jewellers and professional gemmologists.

Currently consisting of twelve national and regional gem academies in the United Kingdom, Holland, Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland), Spain, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, the U.S, Canada, India, Central America (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname) and the Caribbean (Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic), we plan to establish three more academies around the world before the end of 2018.

With our flexible study schedule, three diploma programs (Career Gemmologist, Diamond Professional & Coloured Gemstone Professional) and courses ranging from basic through advanced gemmology to gem identification, diamonds and coloured gemstones, the World Gem Foundation will help you meet the needs and demands of our ever-changing industry.

The World Gem Foundation and the Indian Gem Academy are delighted to partner with SRDC WorldGem (SRDC - India).

Rahul Desai

Rahul Desai began his career taking forward his father's creation Shreeji Rajendra Diamond Classes (SRDC-INDIA), a pioneer in diamonds, gems and jewellery education throughout India that has graduated more than 50,000 jewellers, gemmologists, diamond traders and jewellery designers through their educational programs.

One of the first and foremost private institutions in gems and jewellery education, SRDC – INDIA received world recognition through its corporate education program in various countries including Turkey, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Myanmar (Burma), Dubai and Bostwana.

Renuka Punjani

Renuka Punjani has worked within the jewellery industry for nearly 25 years with a tremendous inclination towards designing and fine jewellery and has worked closely with some of the industry leaders, designing personal family fine jewellery.