Here are some of the fundamental steps that shall help you become a professional in Gem Identification
-Take a basic course on Geology-This will help in knowing about Crystals, Gemstones their occurrence, formation, origin identification
-Take a basic course on Gemology: The GIA course on Colored Gemstone essentials would be a great start. You shall be able to know chemistry, physical properties, crystal structure, and peculiarities about a lot of Gemstones.
You shall also learn about inclusions- Tell tale signs characteristic of Each Gemstone that shall help you in visual identification. This will also enable you to use basic Gemological instruments such as a 10x loupe, polariscope, Chelsea filter, refractometer etc.
-Read/ Subscribe to good Gemstone websites/Blogs that publish quality information periodically. The key is to contemplate on one subject at a time rather than all information together. It is important to understand the 4c’s of cut, colour, clarity and carat weight almost on a Regular basis.
I suggest you browse the Gemstoneuniverse Blog and read the Gemologist’s notes for shipped out pieces. It is a huge database built over 2 decades and you have the advantage of evaluating the 4c’s with pictures and videos.
-Read classic Books such as Ruby and Sapphire by Richard Hughes and Secrets of the Gem Trade by Richard Wise. For Emeralds try to get hold of Ron Ringsrud Book.
Most importantly work with a reputable Jeweller, Gemstone Buying/ Trading House or a reputed Gemologist who works with Gemstones on a daily basis. This will be the most invaluable part of your training as daily you will practice and handle several samples.
There is no better education and training than this and no amount of education can be a substitute of this practical training.
I wish you very best in your endeavour and welcome you to the fraternity. Here is a nice eye candy for you:
Gemstoneuniverse.com Table Natural Blue Sapphire Gemstone Facts
|Gemstone||Natural Blue Sapphire|
|Treatment||None. Fully Natural,|
|Origin||Srilanka / Ceylon|
|Patron Location||UNITED STATES|
|All inclusive Price||$ 6591 / INR 421510.93 ( Why)|
|Comments||Ever Seen a More beautiful Blue Sapphire with such immense Lustre? Well, This is what Jyotish Gemstones are all about and this is what sets them apart to deliver the results of the planets.
Beautifully facetted like a cushion this unheated Blue Sapphire is the Blessings of the famed Ratnapura Mines of Sri Lanka.
Very close to the cornflower Blue Shade the hue, tone and Saturation is the perfect melee that give grace and exception to this Gemstone.
Super lustre as is fire springing out of the Gem is another astonishing part of this Brilliant Blue Sapphire.
Free from any flaws as listed in the sacred texts it is Jyotish Gemstones like this that bless an individual with exceptional Results.
The Saturn Symbols on the ring Shank give extra powers to this Saturn Ring.
Raghav Hawa – Certified Planetary Gem Advisor from the Planetary Gemologists Association and Accredited Jewelry Professional from the GIA. He is also a most viewed writer on Quora in the Gems and Jewellery category.
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