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Articles made from precious metals and often set with gemstones that are worn on the body for personal adornment.

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he rainbow or colors that light rays form as they move through a gemstone. This is another word for "dispersion".


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surface crack on a gemstone. Gems with fissures may be Fracture Filled.


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he ability of some gems to appear a different color when viewed under ultraviolet light. If or not a stone has fluorescence is a valuable aid in gem identification.

fracture filling

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mall cracks or fissures in a gemstone can interrupt the flow of light through the stone, creating white or "dead" spots in the color of the stone. Sometimes these fractures will ...

full cut

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round-shaped, brilliant-cut gemstone.


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he widest point in circumference of a gem. This is the point where a gem is usually held by fingers or tweezers for examination.

greasy (luster)

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ne of the the technical terms used to refer to the luster of a gemstone. Jadeite is an example of a gem with a greasy luster.