Browse Our Gemology Categories

From diamonds to gemstones of all types, learn what you need to know about gemology as it pertains to jewelry making.

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Diamonds

Jewelry makers need to know all they can about ever-popular diamonds. Learn how diamonds are graded and how they’re commonly enhanced.

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Gem Business

Learn about the business side of the gem world in our GemBiz section. Our articles cover mining, new discoveries, gem values, and gem cutting.

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Gem Carving

Gem carving is a challenging art form. Read about its history as well as modern interpretations in both stand-alone pieces and jewelry.

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Gem Mining

Visit mine sites across the globe and learn about the business and practice of gem mining. Our videos will take you up close and personal.

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Gemological Equipment

Learn about the tools of the trade with our articles on gemological equipment. Microscopes, polariscopes, lighting, and more are covered here.

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Gemology Articles and Videos

Our Gemology section features articles on specific gems, their physical properties, and guides for making jewelry with these beautiful materials.

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Gemstone Coloration and Dyeing

Treatments that affect gemstone coloration and dyeing are common. Learn how specific colors and even inclusions can be added to jewelry stones.

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Gemstone Treatments

Gemstone treatments can enhance a stone’s beauty. But can you detect them and how do you disclose them? Learn about the most common techniques.

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Gemstones Information

Our Gemstones Information section covers a variety of gems, from amber to zoisite, and offers data on their properties, sources, and jewelry use.

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Gemstones Lore

Our Gemstones Lore section covers gem history and folklore. Learn about famous jewelry pieces, birthstones, past and current perceptions, and more.

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Handbook for the Gem Buyer

Before you buy a gemstone, check out our Handbook for the Gem Buyer. It covers specific gems, gem evaluation, and what to ask when you go shopping.

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Pearls

Pearls are popular jewelry stones. Learn about their properties and varieties, as well as practical tips for repairing and working with them.

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