Gemology

Removing A Ring Stuck On A Finger

June 11, 2014By 0 Comments
Removing A Ring Stuck On A Finger

How To Remove A Stuck Ring On Finger A ring stuck on a finger is quite a common problem. Jewelers sometime used a cutter with a sharp curved edge to cut it but the ring will be damaged. I have gone through a number of clips on YouTube on how to remove a ring stuck […]

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5 Electromagnetic Spectrum

July 12, 2011By 0 Comments
5 Electromagnetic Spectrum

Here is a short introduction in layman’s terms on what is an Electromagnetic Spectrum.  A simple knowledge of this is important in the study of gemstones and gemology. The electromagnetic spectrum is the range of all possible frequencies of electromagnetic radiation.  Hence, the “Electromagnetic Spectrum” of an object is the characteristic distribution of electromagnetic radiation emitted or absorbed […]

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5 The Northern Light In A Gemstone

May 16, 2011By 1 Comment
5 The Northern Light In A Gemstone

An Aurora Borealis or the Northern Light is a natural light display in the sky, particularly in the polar regions and usually occuring at night, caused by the collision of charged particles directed by the Earth’s magnetic field. The optical phenomena of gemstones with this ‘Northern Light’ has a shimmering blue aurora called  Adularescence and is most […]

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5 The Deep Carbon Observatory

March 27, 2011By 0 Comments
5 The Deep Carbon Observatory

The Deep Carbon Observatory A project to reveal more about all the carbon on Earth THE carbon cycle is the stuff of school books. It is a familiar tale of photosynthesis, forests, farming and fossils fuels. Understanding this cycle is important, both because it sustains life on Earth and because it is bound up with […]

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4 Chameleon, I Am

February 18, 2011By 0 Comments
4 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, much as a Chameleon monitor lizard, which changes the color of its scale to camouflage itself against other predators to enable it to blend in to the environment. Now the chameleon does not […]

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4 Toughness of a Gemstone

January 19, 2011By 0 Comments
4 Toughness of a Gemstone

Usually when gemstones are defined as durable, they include two distinct traits, hardness and toughness.  These terms are not the same and people are often confused between these two. A mineral’s hardness is its ability to resist scratches or abrasions, and hardness is defined on the Moh’s Hardness Scale from 1 to 10, where diamond […]

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