Introduction to Gem ID

Introduction to Gem ID – Teresa Polly

Wildacres – August 20-26, 2018

 The course will be an Introduction to Gem ID.  We will cover how to use a microscope, loupe, refractometer, polariscope, dicroscope, spectrascope and specific gravity set up to help identify stones.  We will start with basic mineral identification.  We will cover typical stone inclusions and how to tell natural stones from lab created stones.  I will have a set of tools and stones to share but please feel free to bring your own.  If you have stones you would like to ID we can work on those for show and tell.

The class fee is $10.00.

Estimated Materials Cost: $0

Prerequisites: none

Teresa Polly Bio:

Teresa Polly attained her Graduate Gemology certification from the Gemological Institute of America in 2010 and her FGA certification from the Gemmological Association of Britain in 2015. Teresa currently works as Gemologist at Jewelry Television.