Betwixt Two Worlds: A Search for Gemology in the 21st Century

Author : John L. Emmett & Richard W. Hughes

This article looks at gemology from to different, but complimentary perspectives, drawing the following conclusions: Scientific gemology needs experimentation in addition to observation. Unassailable source material is the foundation upon which that experimentation should be based. Thus, the first-hand collection of samples at the source is essential. Gemology is not just science. Gemologists and gemological journals need to balance scientific study with that focusing on the more humanistic and artistic aspects of the field.

Published Date : 22 Apr 2019
Page : 6
Publisher : Gemworld International, Inc
Category : Geology & Gemology
Source : GemGuide : Vol.29 Issue 1 (Jan.-Feb.2010) p.1,4-7,14
Available : Unlimited

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050 b : Published Year 
2010 
245 a : Title 
Betwixt Two Worlds: A Search for Gemology in the 21st Century 
260 b : Name of publisher 
Gemworld International Inc. 
300 a : Total pages 
520 a : Description 
This article looks at gemology from to different, but complimentary perspectives, drawing the following conclusions: Scientific gemology needs experimentation in addition to observation. Unassailable source material is the foundation upon which that experimentation should be based. Thus, the first-hand collection of samples at the source is essential. Gemology is not just science. Gemologists and gemological journals need to balance scientific study with that focusing on the more humanistic and artistic aspects of the field. 
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