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GEMSTONE
sa   CRYSTAL
sa   DIAMOND
sa   GEMSTONE BUSINESS
sa   GEMSTONE CLEANING
sa   GEMSTONE COLLECTING
sa   GEMSTONE COLORING & DYEING
sa   GEMSTONE CUTTING & POLISHING
sa   GEMSTONE DISPLAY
sa   GEMSTONE PHOTOGRAPHY
sa   GEMSTONE PROJECTS
sa   GEMSTONE: ARTIFICIAL & IMITATION
sa   PEARL CRAFT
sa   PETRIFIED WOOD
x   JEWEL
x   MINERAL (GEMSTONE)
xx   GEOLOGY
xx   SCIENCE

How to make a mineral hardness kit from inexpensive materials.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1972 (v.62#4) pg. 68

Brief explanation of the hardness test used in classifying minerals.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1983 (v.73#3) pg. 47

1978 directory reference manual has many specifications for gems and minerals of interest to jewelry makers.
GEMS & MINERALS #491 Sep 1978 pg. 97

A German method of coloring agates.
GEMS & MINERALS #504 Oct 1979 pg. 18

Stabilizing gem minerals. Part 1.
GEMS & MINERALS #508 Feb 1980 pg. 70

Stabilizing gem minerals. Part 2.
GEMS & MINERALS #509 Mar 1980 pg. 41

Weighing your colored gem investment. Tips from a professional on investing in gemstones.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #527 Sep 1981 pg. 48

Reference almanac. Conversion tables, charts and definitions most often referred to by jewelry makers, gem cutters and rockhounds.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #527 Sep 1981 pg. 97

Investments for the faceter. More information from an expert on investing in gemstones.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #529 Nov 1981 pg. 66

Yield, the critical factor in opal cutting. How to determine the price of finished gems.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #552 Oct 1983 pg. 69

Claims and the rockhound. How to research official records to determine if public-owned lands have legal, binding claims on them.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #555 Jan 1984 pg. 44

Quartz and the art of gemology. Some simple tests to identify quartz prior to purchase.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #562 Aug 1984 pg. 34

Synthetics and other man-made gem material. Part 1. A comprehensive review of laboratory produced materials for gem cutters. Corundum, spinel, beryl, garnet, cubic zirconia, and victoria stone.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #563 Sep 1984 pg. 114

Tip: How to determine the difference between natural and man-made gemstones.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #564 Oct 1984 pg. 14

Synthetics and other man-made gem materials. Part 2. Rutile, strontium titanate, lithium niobate, C-OX, and silicon carbide.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #564 Oct 1984 pg. 18

Synthetics and other man-made gem materials. Part 3. Chrysoberyl, diamonds, and varieties of glass.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #565 Nov 1984 pg. 58

Synthetics and other man-made gem materials. Part 4. Lesser know synthetics.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #566 Dec 1984 pg. 68

It's nice to know. Beginning a new series of interesting facts about minerals, gems, rock and jewelry making. Part 1.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #577 Dec 1985 pg. 44

An additional method for classifying finished gemstones. Uses classification by general method of faceting, irrespective of crown-pavilion angles, proportions, girdle outline, and facet shapes.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #580 Mar 1986 pg. 32

A guide to buying gemstones. A detailed look at price ranges for gems found in jewelry.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1978 (v.32#4) pg. 1020

Use of the ohmmeter as an aid to mineral identification.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1978 (v.32#4) pg. 1030

How, where and why hardness varies in gem minerals.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1978 (v.32#5) pg. 1090

A practical method for identifying hollow nodules. Relies on the use of the Archimedes principle. The rock is weighed both in air and water and any difference is noted.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1978 (v.32#8) pg. 1816

The 33rd annual Rockhound Buyers Guide.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1979 (v.33#1) pg. 4

How to uncover "pictures" in mica. Peeling process described.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1979 (v.33#2) pg. 518

A fully integrated system for objective colored gem evaluation.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1979 (v.33#8) pg. 1752

A few simple tests to use in the identification of rocks.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1979 (v.33#9) pg. 2046

A guide to purple and violet minerals.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1980 (v.33#10) pg. 2126

Practical color systems for gems. (1) Visual matching and (2) instrumental quantitative method.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1980 (v.33#10) pg. 2238

Ballast point agatized coral. Part 1.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1980 (v.33#11) pg. 2332

How to put together a basic laboratory for gem identification.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1980 (v.33#11) pg. 2468

Ballast point agatized coral. Part 2.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1980 (v.33#12) pg. 2524

A directory of gem and mineral clubs in North America and foreign countries.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1980 (v.34#1) pg. 286

An alphabetical directory of rockhound dealers. Includes geographical and product indexes.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1980 (v.34#1) pg. 318

A guide to orange minerals.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1980 (v.34#5) pg. 1058

Eyeball refractometer. The Hodgkinson method for determining the reflection, refraction, and dispersion of a gem.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1980 (v.34#7) pg. 1498

Outline for a "mineral workshop" to be presented to school children from the 3rd to 6th grade. Introduces them to rocks and minerals. Consists of 8 weekly programs culminating in a scavenger hunt.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1981 (v.35#2) pg. 550

Safe gem investing. Ten tips.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1981 (v.35#3) pg. 784

Gemstone and jewelry appraisal guide for the use of gemologists who have completed basic education courses. A step-by-step guide to how to do actual appraisals.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1981 (v.35#7) pg. 1524

Gem lore and faceting diagrams. Part 6. How to prepare a "gem description" to fairly describe a gem.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1981 (v.35#9) pg. 1862

The changing face of the rockhound business. Suggestions for the small businessman to help him assess his business, inventory, customers, etc.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1982 (v.35#10) pg. 2114

Helpful auxiliary gemological equipment. Make a holder for a hand spectroscope, a strong light spot from a high intensity lamp, aluminum carat weights for use with a balance scale, and a dial gauge holder for measuring gemstones.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1982 (v.35#12) pg. 2442

Heat treating ruby and sapphire to improve asterism, to remove asterism or silk, to affect color and to alter imperfections. Nine distinct processes examined.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1982 (v.36#4) pg. 708

Quality grading of jadeite depends upon 4 factors: (1) Color, (2) texture and transparency, (3) clairty, and (4) form and craftsmanship. An explanation of each factor.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1983 (v.36#10) pg. 1670

An alphabetical list of the gem feldspar names and their definitions.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1983 (v.36#10) pg. 1718

How to buy gems. Part 1. Beginning a serialized translation of Monica Yue's book "HOW TO BUY GEMS" written for the uninformed Chinese layman. Introduction and how to protect your gems.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1983 (v.37#1) pg. 80

How to buy gems. Part 2. Ruby.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1983 (v.37#2) pg. 338

How to buy gems. Part 3. Emerald.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1983 (v.37#3) pg. 458

Measuring parameters characterizing gemstone performance.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1983 (v.37#3) pg. 468

The gem garnets. An alphabetical listing of garnet by species and gem names.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1983 (v.37#4) pg. 606

Colored gemstones, the most beautiful investment in the world. Tips on buying, holding, and liquidating.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1983 (v.37#7) pg. 978

How to recognize flaws in gemstone rough.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1983 (v.37#7) pg. 1084

How to buy gems. Part 5. Sapphires.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1984 (v.37#10) pg. 1434

How to buy gems. Part 6. Jade.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1984 (v.37#11) pg. 1540

How to buy gems. Part 7. Change-of-color gems.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1984 (v.37#12) pg. 1690

Identification characteristics of the synthetic ruby made by Paul Otto Knischka.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1984 (v.37#12) pg. 1700

How to buy gems. Part 8. Cat's-eye gems.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1984 (v.38#1) pg. 6

Heat treatment used on gemstone materials. Part 1.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1984 (v.38#1) pg. 18

Heat treatment used on gemstone materials. Part 2.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1984 (v.38#2) pg. 292

How to classify and observe the luster of a gemstone.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1984 (v.38#4) pg. 536

How to buy gems. Part 10. Opal.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1984 (v.38#4) pg. 556

How to buy gems. Part 11. Garnet.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1984 (v.38#8) pg. 1083

Turquoise, inside and out. Part 1.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1984 (v.38#9) pg. 1152

How to buy gems. Part 12. Aquamarine, golden beryl, morganite, etc.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1984 (v.38#9) pg. 1197

How to buy gems. Part 13. Spinel.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1985 (v.38#10) pg. 1284

Turquoise, inside and out. Part 2.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1985 (v.38#10) pg. 1304

How to buy gems. Part 14. Topaz.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1985 (v.38#11) pg. 1400

The early history of gemstone treatments. Includes recipes for the simulation or enhancement of gemstones. Part 1.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1985 (v.38#11) pg. 1406

Color grading issues: Systems and standardization. An introduction to various gemstone color-grading systems.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1985 (v.38#12) pg. 1518

The early history of gemstone treatments. Part 2.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1985 (v.38#12) pg. 1532

How to buy gems. Part 15. Tanzanite, tourmaline and peridot.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1985 (v.39#1) pg. 84

Miscellaneous gemstone treatments. Gemstone enhancement. Part 1. Chemical treatments, bleaching, and colorless and colored impregnations.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1985 (v.39#2) pg. 254

How to buy gems. Part 16. Turquoise.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1985 (v.39#2) pg. 270

Miscellaneous gemstone treatments. Gemstone enhancement. Part 2. Techniques of dyeing.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1985 (v.39#3) pg. 30

How to buy gems. Part 17. Lapis lazuli, feldspar, and zircon.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1985 (v.39#3) pg. 44

Miscellaneous gemstone treatments. Gemstone enhancement. Part 3. Surface modification, composite gemstones, and synthetic overgrowth.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1985 (v.39#4) pg. 16

How to select a gem and jewelry appraiser.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1985 (v.39#6) pg. 17

How to buy gems. Part 18. Conclusion.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1985 (v.39#8) pg. 23

Tip: How to heat Brazilian agate for deeper carnelian and sardonyx colors.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1986 (v.39#11) pg. 65

Value added. Selecting organic gemstone material. Knowing what to look for when choosing organic gemstone material.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1986 (v.40#2) pg. 42

Advice for the novice about buying opal.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1986 (v.40#4) pg. 13

Fundamental handling techniques for gemstones.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1987 (v.40#11) pg. 77

Gem shows. Advice on promoting a local gem show in order to attract crowds of people.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1987 (v.41#1) pg. 77

Thirteen distinct causes of color in gems and minerals are described together with brief outlines of the five theories involved.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1988 (v.41#11) pg. 32
Correction LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1988 (v.42#1) pg. 12

Appraising colored stones. Advice on what constitutes an appraisal, what is significant about a colored stone, and who is qualified to appraise colored stones.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1988 (v.41#11) pg. 43

An introduction to mineralogy. Some of what is involved in the study of minerals.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1988 (v.42#4) pg. 21

Tests you can do at home without special equipment that will help you identify specific gems.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1989 (v.42#11) pg. 86

Tip on heat treating aquamarine to drive out the green and intensify the blue.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1989 (v.43#1) pg. 184

Gemological instruments. Which should I buy? A comprephesive survey of commercial gemological equipment and the basics of gemology.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1989 (v.43#7) pg. 74

Tip: Fill pits in expensive gemstone material with matching colors made from artist's crayons.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1989 (v.43#9) pg. 101

Tip on stabilizing chalky turquoise.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1989 (v.43#9) pg. 102

Tips on determining whether a gemstone is a synthetic or glass.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1990 (v.43#12) pg. 77

Tip on choosing rhodonite in the rough.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1990 (v.44#4) pg. 89

Looks can deceive. Buying garnet rough for faceting. Several tests help the facetor judge the quality of garnet rough more reliably than just examining surface appearances.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1990 (v.44#6) pg. 28

Every color but blue. A look at garnets as material for the lapidary to work.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1990 (v.44#6) pg. 75

The art of gemology. Gem identification system for amateurs. Part 1.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1991 (v.45#6) pg. 53

The art of gemology. Gem identification system for amateurs. Part 2.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1991 (v.45#7) pg. 57

The art of gemology. Gem identification system for amateurs. Part 3.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1991 (v.45#8) pg. 65

Jewelers guide to gemstone handling. This chart enables the jeweler to weigh the risks involved when taking in jobs for repair, remounting, or appraising.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1994 (v.48#1) pg. 199

Glossary pertaining to minerals, fossils, gems, lapidary work, and jewelry making.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1994 (v.48#1) pg. 203

Testing amber using kitchen chemistry. Six simple tests the beginner can do to distinguish amber from many of its look-alikes.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1996 (v.49#10) pg. 96

Tip describes how to make sun-spangled amber.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1996 (v.50#7) pg. 110

Jewelers guide to gemstone handling. A reference guide for working with stone-set jewelry for repair, remounting or appraising.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1997 (v.51#2) pg. 267

Stones, how they're sold. Tips on how to decide what gem or mineral specimen to buy and information on the grading of faceted stones.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1997 (v.51#2) pg. 355

Slabs for cabs. Tips for beginners in the selection of the best slabs of gemstone from which to make cabochons.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1997 (v.51#9) pg. 81