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Where is gemmology used?
 
 
 
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Mining operations of precious stones
Mining operations and prospecting of gem materials
 
Gem cutter (the cutting of gemstones)
The gem cutter needs to understand the properties of the gemstone, which affect the way the stone is fashioned and the type of cut or carving.
The expertise and assessments
It is necessary to know the identity and nature of the gemstone before expertise can be done. The ability to assess the gems is necessary for different levels of profession, from experts to auctioneers and pawnbrokers.

Laboratory reports and tests
Extensive knowledge and experience are useful for all questions regarding the coherence and reliability of laboratory reports.

Legal
As gemstones and carvings are often high value objects. their ownership. nature and identity may be contested in law. Gemmologists may be called as expert witnesses in such cases.
Collectors and enthusiasts
The variety and beauty of gems make then ideal and addictive collectables. Many collectors become involved in the gem, jewellery and mineral trade in some way; many have become renowned gemmologists.
 
 
 
 
 
Purchase and sale
A knowledge of gemstones is necessary for anyone evolving in the purchase or sale of stones, and that in all levels of the industry: from the mining operations to retail.
 
Designing gem-set jewellery
A stone's availability and it's durability are important to jewellery designers as these may affect the choice of stone or the setting style.
 
Trading standards
Consumer protection is possible only with assurance of the identity and quality of gem materials
 
Customs and taxes
The import and export of certain gemstones are limited and may request documents and specific controls on their origins.
 
Conservatories
The management of museums and institutions collections requires extensive knowledge of materials and their history.
 
Seniors
Often, after a long professional career, some retired people find themselves without occupation, isolated. The wonderful world of gems proves to be a fascinating focal point, both intellectual and manual.
 
 
 
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