Free Information about Gems and Jewelry
These are good websites where you can get free information about gems and jewelry
Gemological Institute of America (GIA): - World famous courses and programs available as well as free information on gemstone news and research. Also information on the 4 C's method diamond grading/evaluation and an on-line tutorial entitled "How to Buy a Diamond". Within the GIA stores where a huge variety of books, videos and gemological microscopes as well as other gemological instruments.
The International Gem Society: basic instruction in Gemology, lapidary and Jewelry Making, Gemstone price comparison survey, a general reference and "Gemology for Kids" section. For a small fee, you can receive a quarterly journal, "Color and Light" and other services such as a certification program.
Ganoksin Online: - A substantial library of articles, publications, reports, and technical data on gem and jewelry related topic. ALso a sizable collection of art and jewelry galleries there is also for jewelers, lapidaries, dealers and others a very popular free newsletters.
Gemology on Line, a very good reference for all aspects of gemology, gem collecting and jewelry.
The American Museum of Natural History: interesting imforamtion about its public exhibition on diamonds:
The Mineral Galleries: a huge list of minerals by name, each of which links to a page with photos and detailed geologic and gemologic information:
Categories: Gemology Resources