Jewelry

Cat’s Eye – The All Seeing Eye

Chatoyancy, is an optical reflectance effect seen in certain gemstones. Coined from the French word "œil de chat," meaning "cat's eye," chatoyancy arises either from the fibrous structure of a material or from fibrous inclusions...

Chameleon, I Am

Another type of Phenomenal Gems is the Color-Change Gemstone.  These are gemstones that display different colors according to changes in lighting condition.  This is almost like the Chameleon monitor lizard, which changes the color...

A Star Is Born

Asterism is the effect of a six-ray or four-ray star on top of a dome of a cabochon gemstones. In effect, asterism is the same as chatoyancy, except that there...

How To Use A Tweezer?

Abstract: If you intend to become a gemologist, or have a fervent interest in learning about diamonds and gemstones, the two basic skills are to learn how to use a loupe and a...

Phenomena Gems

Abstract: Phenomena gems are gems that display unusual optical effects.  These optical effects are brought about when a concentrated beam of light is played over the gemstone and/or when exposed under different types of...

Noble Metals

Abstract: There are more than 90 elements that occur in appreciable amount in nature that make up the Earth’s matter. Of these 90 or more elements, there are 3 elements that are called Noble...

Platinum Group of Metals

Abstract: Platinum is one of the Noble Metals, the other two being that of gold and silver. Platinum is an extremely rare metal and it occurs at a concentration of less than .005...

Silver

Abstract: Silver is still very popular as a precious metal for making Jewelry and other silver ornamental objects because of its durability and malleability. For a buyer or jeweller it is important to note...

Gemstones Misnomers

Gemstones misnomer are misleading names for gems.  Perhaps these names are given to romanticize and glorify their names so that a seller would...

How to use a Loupe

Learning how to use a jeweler loupe properly is one of the most important skill that you have to acquire, whether you want to be a gemologist, a jeweler, a gemstones collector or...
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