How to Build a Home Gemology Laboratory

Step 3: Practical Gemology

Lesson 15

The thought of grading and identifying gems may seem truly daunting for beginners. Tools can be expensive and setting up a laboratory sounds like something best reserved for professionals. The truth, however, is that you  do need to invest a fortune to have a gemology lab of your own. You will need to invest some money in tools, but there are ways to keep the costs to a minimum. Below is an outline of what you need to set up a gem lab. You may be surprised that this is easily within your reach!

The Basics

Both gems and lab equipment are small, so setting up a laboratory does not require a large area. In fact, a corner of a room is plenty of space. If you cannot dedicate a corner of your room, you could even use a desk, table, …

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