from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of gems.

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  • n. The art and science of gems


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  • And then they sent me to the GIA in Santa Monica for a Gemological Institute of America for diamond school and then to Zales Corporation in Dallas for gemology.

    Missing 'Priceless' Artwork? Call Robert Wittman

  • He educated himself, reading voraciously on gemology, on art history and technique.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • It is better to consult an expert in astrology and gemology to know whether the gem is suitable and of good quality.


  • A geologist and an African adventurer known for living in a tree house and setting a cobra to scare off intruders at his mine, Mr. Bridges was a legendary figure in the world of gemology.

    Drawn to Adventure in Africa, He Brought New Gem to Light

  • Famed jeweler H. Stern, whose limousines collect clients and ferry them to its gemology museum in Ipanema, offers a Rio map showing no favelas.

    Walls Around Rio's Slums Protect Trees

  • He also created a customer-service team of three people with experience in both gemology and jewelry manufacturing, whom customers can talk to over the phone.

    Wholesalers Set Up Shop Online to Tap Consumers

  • Steve Reamer, whose daughter Turi had once babysat Khorii, taught gemology and metal-smithing as well as drawing and, oddly enough, symbology.

    First Warning

  • Coursework includes color theory, gemology, jewelry repair, jewelry history, jewelry shop skills, wax carving and casting, diamond grading, and a jewelry design workshop.

    You’re Certifiable

  • The Graduate Jeweler Gemologist program includes all the course-work of the Graduate Jeweler program, plus gemology courses such as proportion grading, judging finish details, handling diamonds, displaying diamonds and colored stones, and how and when to plan recutting.

    You’re Certifiable

  • "Business has been a bit slow, of course, what with the weather, but I've been keeping my hopes up that fine gentlemen like yourselves would need professional assistance with matters in geology, petrography, mineralogy, or even gemology, such as it may be, and I graduated first among my guild in mine engineering and geology, with a secondary degree in mechanics ...."

    The Dragons of Krynn


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