Encyclopedia > Gemmology

  Article Content

Gemology

Redirected from Gemmology

Gemology is the science, art and profession of identifying and evaluating gemstones. It may be considered a branch of mineralogy. Some jewelers are gemologists and as such are qualified to identify and appraise gems. There are professional schools and associations of gemologists and certification programs.

Some gemologists specialize in diamonds or pearls, especially difficult areas. The demand for gemology service has grown as more and more synthetic gems such as cubic zirconia come on the market.

External Links



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Bullying

... who assumed power for any period of time without a legitimate basis of authority. The first to have the title of "Tyrant" was Pisistratus in 560 BC. In modern ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 45.4 ms