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Collecting Gemstones
Collecting Gemstones
Friday, Nov 28, 2014
Remember when you were a child and kept your most prized possessions in your pocket? Perhaps you hoarded your precious treasures in a little box hidden under your bed, protected from snooping siblings.
Checking Gemstones
Checking Gemstones
Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
The appearance of a colored gem is a combination of many separate factors, each of which is related to, and affected by, the others. It is precisely the complexity of these intertwined relationships that has bedeviled all attempts to quantify quality.
Sawing Gemstones
Sawing Gemstones
Friday, Nov 28, 2014
In most gem sawing, a thin circular blade usually composed of steel, copper, or a phosphor bronze alloy impregnated along the outer edge with diamond grit and rotating at several thousand surface feet per minute literally scratches.
Creating Necklaces
Creating Necklaces
Thursday, Jul 9, 2020
A necklace is an article of jewellery which is worn around the neck. Necklaces are frequently formed from a metal jewellery chain. Others are woven or manufactured from cloth using string or twine.
Testing Gemstones
Testing Gemstones
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015
One of the biggest mistakes beginning gemologists make when identifying gemstones is over-relying on data. After conducting some initial tests, they consult long lists of potential species.
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