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In this site we discuss issues about practical aspects of science for gemstones - Gemology. The information includes: knowledge about gemological materials; identification characteristics of natural and synthetic gemstones; methods and equipment for gemstone identification and grading; treatment; types of composite materials; deposits; news.

The information is intended for both students studying gemstone identification and grading and for appraisers, jewelers, dealers, pawnbrokers, hobbyists and collectors of minerals.

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garnet-abrasive

Garnets from the Sakar Region, SE Bulgaria. The relationship between chemical composition and physical properties with emphasis on use in the abrasive industry

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Beads

Glass beads from Dren-Delyan necropolis (archaeological and chemical study)

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Malachite

Mineralogical and petrographic analysis of malachite containing samples.-In: Sarnevo. Pits from the Late Neolithic, the Early and Late Iron Age, and the Roman Period

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