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* [[Jeremejevite]]
 
* [[Sunset Quartz]]
 
* [[Essays:Adding arrows|Adding arrows]]
 
* [[Immersion_cell#Plato_method|Plato method]]
 
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* [[Siderite]]
 
* [[Ekanite]]
 
* [[Synthetic cubic zirconia]]
 
* [[Skull crucible]]
 
* [[Sublimation]]
 
* [[Synthetic moissanite]]
 
* [[Diaspore]] (Zultanite)
 
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* [[Sillimanite]]
 
* [[Clinohumite]]
 
* [[Spinel]]
 
* [[Spodumene]]
 
* [[Synthetic forsterite]]
 
* [[Pezzottaite]]
 
* [[Amber]]
 
* [[Topaz]]
 
* [[Sphene]]
 
* [[Kyanite]]
 
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* [[Causes of color]]
 
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* [[Datolite]]
 
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* [[Pleochroism]]
 
* [[Habit]]
 
* [[Form]]
 
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* [[Double Refraction]]
 
* [[Beryl]]
 
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* [[Specific Gravity]]
 
* [[Hydrostatic Balance]]
 
* [[Heavy Liquids]]
 
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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 />
 
'''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 />
 
'''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 simply click on the "submission" links at the top and bottom of each page and your information will be included as soon as possible.'''
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=='''Grand Prize: Win a Year's Subscription to Gems & Gemology''' ==
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* Affordable Gemmology by Dr. Bill Hanneman <br />
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* Jewelry from antiquity to the present by Clare Phillips <br />
 
* Secrets of the Gem Trade by Wise <br />
 
* Warman's Jewelry (3rd Edition): by Christie Romero<br />
 
* Gems and Crystals: From the American Museum of Natural History by Anna S. Sofianides <br />
 
* Gemstones: Symbols of Beauty and Power by Eduard J. Gubelin <br /><br />
 
  
'''We are looking for the best contribution to the Gemology Project! <br />
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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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[[Image:Tourm43.jpg |link=Images:Tourmaline|110px|Tourmaline Collection]]
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[[Image:Tourm88.jpg |link=Images:Tourmaline|110px|Tourmaline Collection]]
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-All entries must be received no later than '''November 1, 2009''',br />
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-If you have problems with wiki formatting, don't worry, our Mods will handle all the technical stuff for you. We are looking for content, not programming skills. <br />
 
Send all questions, comments and submissions (or links to submissions) to: <br />
 
*[mailto:bav@gemologyonline.com Barbra Voltaire]
 
 
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! style="background-color: #F8AAA8; color:white;" |'''In the spotlights: [[Alain van Acker]]'''
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! style="background-color: #1d347d; color:white;" |'''In Memoriam: '''Alain van Acker''''''
 
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With great sadness we announce our goodbyes to Alain van Acker, the founding father of this site. He passed away and will be sorely missed. He was a great mind, an excellent teacher and a true friend. His accomplishments will live on though. This site being 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!
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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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<center>'''Gemstones of the World''' by Walter Schumann</center><br />
 
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Gemstones of the World is truly the single volume that every hobbyist, jeweler, jewelry maker, and rockhound needs: it’s the cornerstone of the field. And this updated edition contains a host of new findings on “Gemstones for Collectors,” additional gems in the “Table of Constants,” and the “double fraction” figures that experts have long wanted—a very special new feature.
 
  
All the gemstones are treated in their many variations: more than 1,500 full-color photos showcase each precious and semiprecious stone in both its rough, natural, and its polished and cut renditions. Each entry offers complete information on the gemstone’s formation, structure, physical properties, and characteristics, along with the best methods of working, cutting, and polishing it. There are even full treatments of lesser-known gems, from andalusite to vesuvian, and a special section is devoted to rocks as precious stones, including alabaster, onyx, obsidian, and fossils. Organic gem materials are also covered, such as coral, ivory, amber, and pearl. Charts and tables help collectors identify unknown gemstones and check for genuineness.
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[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1402740166?ie=UTF8&tag=gemsandwhywelove&link_code=as3&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=1402740166 Gemstones of the World, by Walter Schumann]
 
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'''The International Amber Association''' <br />has produced three short films on Amber which are extremely informative. <br />
 
The first is a presentation on the history, lore and legend surrounding amber.  Each additional video gives a more in depth glimpse into the fascinating topic.<br />
 
The capability of directly showing YouTube Videos through the site opens up tremendous possibilities for the sharing of knowledge and topics.  You are all invited to add your own videos to appropriate topics on the Gemology Project.<br />
 
To view the series of Films on Amber,<br /> [[Amber|CLICK here and scroll to the bottom of the page]]
 
  
  
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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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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.