Gemological Insight
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Author:  jay joseph [ Sun May 18, 2008 2:07 am ]
Post subject:  Gemological Insight

Here is what A E Farn has to say about gemologist: has been mooted among people in the jewelry trade that there are two kinds of gemologists. The one, shall we say, the front-line troops who absorb the assaults of the gem-querying customer. The other, the support troops, who furnish the ammunition to them in the guise of theoretical and practical explanations. It is said that the late Harry Truman, when President of the United States of America, had on his desk a notice which indicated ‘the buck stops here.’ Likewise, we in the laboratory of the London Chamber of Commerce feel the same way about jewelry tests. Provided the item is jewelry in the broad sense—we should be able to furnish the answer. We are not magic, we are almost human, we have certain skills which predominate and between the useful combination of experience, skill, training, aptitude, comparison stones, notes, books and stored-up knowledge, we come to a decision on most items..........

How true!
Jay Joseph

Author:  Jamesnobond [ Mon May 19, 2008 6:34 am ]
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Jay Joseph,

How true indeed.

Do you have any particular lab in mind for your post?

What about the GOD like statements that some labs enjoy writing on their reports?

Just curious.

By the way, I enjoyed your post, the philosophy behind it. Please, keep it flowing.


Author:  jay joseph [ Mon May 19, 2008 7:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Gemological Insights

Hi James,

Thank you. My view is a few five star labs may want to make god-like statements, to improve their standing and luster in the trade, but generally speaking, most labs are in a difficult situation when it comes to treatments due to various interpretations by experts. The labs have to make a living so I believe they have no choice but to use sweet descriptions/languages to please both the trade as well as the consumers. I don't know if it's always a win-win situation, but I hope it is.

Jay Joseph

Author:  jhonny [ Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:34 pm ]
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hi joseph

very true from my point of view.

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