Step 3: Practical Gemology
While preparing this lesson in gemstone examination, I was in the process of professionally identifying the following stones. Rather than create fictional examples, I decided to use the photos and descriptions of these actual gems and real-life cases to illustrate the procedures and problems you’ll encounter as a fledgling gemologist.
Gemstone Examination: Example 1
This stone looks like a tourmaline. I made that initial assessment based …
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