GO 340 Gemstones & Gemology
Welcome to the Emporia State University introductory course on gemology and gemstones of the world. For more details about joining this course visit www.emporia.edu/earthsci/amber/go340/. If you are interested in distance learning at Emporia State University visit http://www.emporia.edu/lifelong/geninfo/index.htm.
|Gemstones have intrigued us throughout history and are desired for beauty, rarity, durability, tradition, and portability. Some believe minerals and gems possess magical powers, which accounts for their reputation as symbols of wealth, power, healing, and love. This course will not emphasize the magic, but will give an introduction to gems and gemology. Gemology is a branch of mineralogy that is concerned with the study of gem materials, including identification and testing methods, cutting and polishing, synthetically manufactured gems, precious metals and alloys, sources and origins, and grading and appraising. |
This page originates from the Earth Science Department at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, USA. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org,Susie Ward Aber. Gemstones & Gemology was created April 7, 1999 and last updated January 8, 2010.
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