Category Archives: Gemmological Tools & Books

This category covers small gemmological tools, large gemmological instruments and books.

Use of a Spectroscope With Gemstones

A gemmologist has many tools available to identify gemstones.  One of the diagnostic instruments in the spectroscope.  With the use of a flashlight and a small pocket spectroscope a gemologist can identify many common gemstones.

OPL Gemology Spectroscope

Spectroscope Photo by J McKercher

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Instruments Used By Gemmologists

Have you ever wondered what tools are used by a gemmologist to identify gemstones?  Most fit in your pocket and help you to identify the gemstones.  But are they good enough to determine if the gemstone is synthetic or has any treatments?

Gemmology Loupe

Loupe Photo by J McKercher

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Top Gemmology and Gemstone Books

There are so many wonderful gemstone books to enjoy.  This post was originally named “My Five Favourite Gemmology Books”, but it was too hard to leave out excellent books.   So it is my top five with seven books listed!

Gemmology Books

Photo by J. McKercher

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