In January this year delegates of the Federation for European Education in Gemmology (FEEG) organized together with the XVI Symposium of FEEG, the European Gemmologist Diploma ceremony and the IV awards of Jewelry Design Contest Antonio Negueruela. The Instituto Gemológico Español together with 12 other European Gemological Associations convened between January 17th and 19th, 2014 to discuss issues pertaining to the furthering of the FEEG qualification in Europe.
The Federation for European Education in Gemmology (FEEG) was set-up in 1995 to create a pan-European gemmology qualification that would be recognized by all bodies and institutions across Europe.
Every year the graduates of these institutes can participate, in their own language, in a test on their theoretical and working gemmological knowledge to achieve this European certification. Currently FEEG is conducted in ten distinct centers across Europe including, France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Belgium and Italy and can currently be taken in 5 different languages.