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| <span style="color:#cf7606; font-size:200%;"><b>Welcome to</b>&#160;</span><span style="color:#005288; font-size:200%;"><b>The Gemology Project</b></span><br><br>
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<span style="color:#cf7606; font-size:200%;"><b>Welcome to</b>&#160;</span><span style="color:#005288; font-size:200%;"><b>The Gemology Project</b></span><br><br>
 
  
'''The Gemology Project''' is a joined effort to bundle as much gemological information as possible and distribute that
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'''The Gemology Project is a non-profit gemstone and gem science wiki-style database for anyone interested in gemstones and gemology (gemmology).  Every month we highlight a gemstone and a piece of gemstone identification equipment to help us all understand more about the wonderful world of colored stones and diamonds. The Project begins with a general tutorial as an [[Introduction_to_Gemology|Introduction to Gemology]].'''
knowledge, without cost, to anyone interested in what keeps us off the streets.
 
  
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'''We invite every gemologist, gemstone dealer or gem enthusiast to share their practical and theoretical gemological knowledge and help this central gemology repository grow.'''<br />
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'''You can simply click on the "submission" links at the top and bottom of each page and your information will be included as soon as possible.'''
  
<span style="font-size:150%;">A free online database</span><br><br>
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'''You can navigate through the site with the aid of our [[Table_Of_Contents|Contents page]]'''
  
This project is started in January 2006 by gemologists and gemology students worldwide.<br>
 
We have chosen a [[wiki]] as the content manager so all serious gemologists can contribute to it. Something we applaud
 
doing.
 
  
We try to keep the structure of The Gemology Project as simple as possible and where applicable we follow the following
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This to ensure visitors of every level can quickly find what they need, skipping information that is too complex or too
 
basic. Whichever applies to you as the reader.<br>
 
As of writing few pages are written, yet this will change with the addition of more authors willing to help this
 
endeavor grow.
 
  
You can find an index in the [[Table_Of_Content|TOC]].
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<span style="color:#005288; font-size:180%;"><b>[[Images:Tourmaline |The Bruce Fry Tourmaline Collection]]</b> <br /><br />
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All pages are written on a volunteer base and will be screened by other volunteers.<br>
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While we do our best to check that all content is accurate and up-to-date, we are human and don't know all or see
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! style="background-color: #1d347d; color:white;" |'''In Memoriam: '''Alain van Acker''''''
Please also read the [[The_Gemology_Project:General_disclaimer | disclaimer]] and [[Help:Contents | help]] pages.
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Alain van Acker was a great mind, an excellent teacher and a true friend. His accomplishments are immortal. This site is a solid memory of him and his work. The information provided on this site is an unique opportunity for you to learn more about gemstones. <br /> <br /><br /> <br />
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On Alain's behalf: ''"Enjoy the ride!"''
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! style="background-color: #1d347d; color:white;" |'''Book Tips: '''Library Essentials''''''
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We are aware that these pages can serve as an online course on gemology, but we don't hand out diplomas nor
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|[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1851494308?ie=UTF8&tag=gemsandwhywelove&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1851494308 Understanding Jewellery<br /> by David Bennett] ||[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0929975421?ie=UTF8&tag=gemsandwhywelove&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0929975421 Exotic Gems <br/> by Renee Newman]||[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0671687042 Gems & Crystals <br />Anna S. Sofianides]||[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0806994614 Gemstones <br /> by Walter Schmann] ||[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0750616741  Gems (5th Edition) <br /> by R. Webster]
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* [[Origins of minerals]]
 
* [[Polarization]]
 
* [[Table Of Content|TOC]]
 
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Latest revision as of 17:52, 24 November 2018

Welcome to The Gemology Project

The Gemology Project is a non-profit gemstone and gem science wiki-style database for anyone interested in gemstones and gemology (gemmology). Every month we highlight a gemstone and a piece of gemstone identification equipment to help us all understand more about the wonderful world of colored stones and diamonds. The Project begins with a general tutorial as an Introduction to Gemology.

We invite every gemologist, gemstone dealer or gem enthusiast to share their practical and theoretical gemological knowledge and help this central gemology repository grow.
You can simply click on the "submission" links at the top and bottom of each page and your information will be included as soon as possible.

You can navigate through the site with the aid of our Contents page


Latest Contributions

Faceting Designs

GPFDC.jpg


The Bruce Fry Tourmaline Collection

Tourmaline Collection Tourmaline Collection Tourmaline Collection Tourmaline Collection


'In Memoriam: Alain van Acker'

Alain van Acker was a great mind, an excellent teacher and a true friend. His accomplishments are immortal. This site is a solid memory of him and his work. The information provided on this site is an unique opportunity for you to learn more about gemstones.



On Alain's behalf: "Enjoy the ride!"


'Book Tips: Library Essentials'
Understanding jewellery.jpg Exotic Gems.jpg Gems Crystals.jpg Gemstones of the World.jpg Gems.jpg
Understanding Jewellery
by David Bennett
Exotic Gems
by Renee Newman
Gems & Crystals
Anna S. Sofianides
Gemstones
by Walter Schmann
Gems (5th Edition)
by R. Webster



Please also read the disclaimer, FAQ and help pages.