The twenty second issue of Gemmology Today is now available. Packed full of interesting and diverse articles, it is accessible online and is free of charge. Designed for jewellers, gemmologists and students who are looking for something a little different!
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FEATURE INTERVIEW: MEET WIMON MANOROTKUL – a skilled gemstone and inclusion photographer and co-founder of Lotus Gemology.
GEMMOLOGY TODAY CONTEST 22 – One lucky contestant will win our Coloured Gemstones course!
LAB TALK – Two very interesting stones, polar-opposites of each other, in terms of value, but both equally fascinating.
World Gem Foundation Workshops & Courses
LITERARY SPEAKING – Richard Wise reviews Sapphire: A Celebration of Colour by Joanna Hardy.
GRADE SCHOOL: Padparadscha Sapphire & the Ownership of Words – Richard Hughes looks at the complexities of describing ‘Pads’ and why it is hard to find a consensus.
ROCK ON: New giant gem Corundum boulder from Sri Lanka – Thanong Leelawathanasuk, Supparat Promwongnan, Pornsawat Wathanakul, Visut Pisutha-Arnond, Wilawan Atichat and Gamini Zoysa explain why it is a discovery of epic proportions.
THINK TANK: Letting It Shine - Governance for Equitable Coloured Gemstone Supply Chains – The Coloured Gemstones Working Group explores how the sector in Sri Lanka can develop in line with rising expectations for responsible sourcing.
CULTURE CLUB: Nine Gems - Navaratna – Gemstone Detective Kim Rix looks at the Navaratna Ring and its cultural and spiritual significance.
UPON REFLECTION: History and Utility of Gemstone Reflection Pattern Generation and Analysis – Michael Cowing investigates instruments that have been used to analyze gemstone reflection patterns and their connection to reverse ray tracing.
LEARNING CURVE: The Challenge of the Cabochon – Nina Zolotukhina shows us how to master the art of testing cabochons!
THE SPICE OF LIFE: Blues Rock - Lapis Lazuli – Dutch gemmologist Leone Langeslag looks at Lapis Lazuli, a deep-blue metamorphic rock that has been used since antiquity for its intense colour.
Meet the Team
WGF Gemmological Scholarships
Academy Listing & Contact Information
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