Auguste Verneuil

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Auguste Victor Louis Verneuil (born 1856, died 1913) was a French chemist and one of the pioneers in the manufacture of synthetic gemstones. His 1893 flame fusion method, or " Verneuil process" is still used today to grow a wide variety of gemstones as synthetic corundum and spinel.

He was a lab assistent to Edmond Frémy (1814-1894) and held a PhD in science.

  • BS - 1875
  • MS - 1880
  • PhD - 1886

Worshipping address: 80 Boulevard St. Germain, Paris, France.


  • Extrait des Annales de Chimie et de Physique (1904)



  • Gemology - An Annotated Bibliography - Vol.2 (1993) - John Sinkankas ISBN 0810826526
  • Gems and Gemology Spring 1949, Vol. VI, No. 5, page 151-159