Gemology or gemmology is the science of dealing with natural and artificial gemstone and materials related to gemstones.
Gemology is a branch of mineralogy (also called as geoscience). Some jewelers (and many non jewelers) are academically trained gemologists and are qualified to identify and evaluate gems
Gemstones are basically categorized based on their
- crystal structure
- specific gravity
- refractive index
- other optical properties, such as pleochroism.
The physical property of “hardness” is defined by the non-linear Mohs scale of mineral hardness.
Most gemologists are employed in the jewelry design and manufacturing industry. By the way, this profession is very old in our country. Even today when we need jewelry, we go to the goldsmith shop. But in today’s modern times there are big companies that do this work and employ such knowledgeable people.
If you are not willing to do the job, then this area also opens the way for you to be an entrepreneur and you can also do your own work. So friends, this area can be a great career option for you.