Gemology, Mineral and Jewelry Links • Axis of Interest

1 November 1998
By Richard Hughes
Gemology, Mineral and Jewelry Links • Axis of Interest

Links to websites related to gemology, gemstones, minerals and jewelry.

Gemology, Mineral and Jewelry Links • Axis of Interest

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Gem and Jewelry Sites

Top Picks

  • – Richard Hughes' home, offering the finest gemological laboratory services
  • Pala International – Richard Hughes' former home, selling the best in fine precious stones, jewelry and minerals, with an unparalleled range of Burmese gems and crystals

Gemological Training Institutes, Laboratories and Related Sites

Gemological Instruments

Press – Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Magazines

Gem & Mineral Book Dealers

Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Dealers

  • The Collector – Retail division of Pala International, selling fine jewelry, mineral specimens and gems

Gem & Jewelry Networks

  • Ganoksin – One of the foremost information jewelry manufacturing resources on the Internet
  • Polygon – Gem trading and information network
  • Rapaport – Gem trading and information network

Gem & Jewelry Appraisers

For a comprehensive online search engine of US-based jewelry appraisers, see this link:

Gem & Jewelry Appraisal Software

Gem & Jewelry Auction Houses

Museums with Important Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Collections

Other Sites of Interest

  • – Site of Central Asian specialist, Gary Bowersox
  • – Personal site of the man I regard as New Zealand's greatest jade carver.
  • – The web site of Colombian emerald dealer and author, Ron Ringsrud. Some great information here.
  • – Fine examples of contemporary jade carving
  • – Site dedicated to debunking the junk gemology of Robert James
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