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 Post subject: Joseph Gill's 81 years of G&G Free Download
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:50 am 
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81 YEARS of Gem studies, localities and history....thousands of beautiful color photos.....Amazing and free for all your members and friends.....Joseph Gill

This note is only to inform you and any other interested people you know that probably the most important single document on gem and jewelery is available for free download, now..........................

GEMS & GEMOLOGY - January 1934 through Summer 2015 - All 330 issues of G&G - 17,183 pages or 81 years of Gemology at your fingertips for easy access - Containing ALL G&Gs that are published up to the time of this posting 8-14-2015 at Archive.com - Joseph O. Gill collected and made into a single searchable PDF

----------Over 1000 people downloaded the last issue of this document "GEMS & GEMOLOGY - January 1934 - Fall 2012" and each downloaded document was shared with more than 3 people------------
Please forward this to other interested peoples, Thank you Joseph Gill

Gems & Gemology is The Most Important long running Publication Ever Published on Gems, Gemology and Jewelry, 81 Years in the Making, Available now For FREE download at Archive.org :


https://archive.org/details/GemsGemolog ... OfGemology

(download this overnight) Put your copy of this document directly onto your desktop of your laptop, computer or even your cell phone for easy instant access. Remember to keep a backup copy on your inexpensive passport size external hard drive just in case your computer dies; no need to use old technology like DVDs. ALL searchable pages ( Ctrl + F ) in chronological order of this fantastic document, both historical and modern, Gems, Gemology & Jewelry Journal. START your search (Ctrl + F ) at any point in the large document, which runs chronologically. Search any keyword, name, date, place, etc.. No need for any indexes.

PLEASE tell others about this unique resource.............. Gems & Gemology is published by the Gemological Institute of America, GIA - I invite the GIA to post this large PDF, 1.27 GBs, on their own web site & with credit to myself for this idea. The GIA is to be congratulated on its progressive attitude, for making Gems & Gemology 1934 through 2015 available for free download on their GIA web site.

Duncan Pay (dpay@gia.edu ) as of Spring 2013 was made Editor-in-Chief of Gems & Gemology. Duncan can be held responsible for this brilliant and long overdue idea of releasing ALL issues of the G&G, 81 years worth, into the Public Domain via a FREE download archive on the GIA's official web site.

Richand T. Liddicoat, President of GIA for over 30 years and a close friend of mine for 30 years, was known for his revolutionary ideas which propelled the GIA into the World position as the premier source for gemology. Richard Liddicoat approached myself in 1975 with an invitation that the GIA would be happy to publish my "Gill's Index" released in 1978 (See Gems & Gemology Fall 1980 pages 366 - 369 & Edward J. Gubelin's Review 368 - 369 - FREE Download at http://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology ). This was the very first book ever published by the GIA that was written by someone outside their own staff. I called Richard at his home only 2 or 3 weeks before he died and we talked at length about using "Gill's Index to Journal, Articles And Books Relating to Gems And Jewelry" that included all books from 1652 and all gemological journals in English worldwide through 1978 (to be continually updated) as a online central index on the GIA website. I talked about this project with Bill Boyajian who was president at the GIA at that time and he was enthusiastic about doing it. Bill Boyajian referred the idea to the GIA library. Nothing was done.


I suggest that Mr. Duncan would be perfect to make this wonderful resource available to all who want to know. This central index could be manages by a group of interested experts and all the entries could be hot linked to the related articles or books that wanted to be part of this innovative project. Releasing the G&G journals would seem to be the first important step in making the massive data base available to all the public and those in the jewelry industry. Richand T. Liddicoat would be very proud.....................

Gill's Historical Index To Gems And Jewelry Online - by Joseph O. Gill, as of Aug 13 2009
FREE at https://archive.org/details/GillsHistor ... elryOnline

The first book ever published by the GIA by someone not employed by the GIA.

(Note: “Gill's Historical Index To Gems And Jewelry Online” includes all Subject listing and all important Author listing for the G&G for 1934-2009, and integrated with this are all of the other gemological journals in English along with thousands of books and papers, all in one convenient single fully searchable file, 8.4 megabytes in size at https://archive.org/details/GillsHistor ... elryOnline ).

Appendix 1 - Gill's Historical Index To Gems And Jewelry Online - by Joseph O. Gill 2009 FREE at https://archive.org/details/GillsHistor ... e-ByJoseph O. Gill 2009
Many unique documents from famous gemologist and historical documentation make this index far more interesting.

ALSO Donated by Joseph O. Gill BSC, GG, FGA, Gemologist, Retired director of Jewelry for Sotheby's, North America
email = gilljoseph1949@yahoo.com AND web site = http://www.worldglobetrotters.com


Do a search for "Joseph O. Gill" to see the many other unique texts that I have contributed to this wonderful web site https://archive.org.

****NOTE: Recently the GIA library has been wisely and generously posting some of their rare books online at: https://archive.org/details/@gia_library The files are now too large and layout not as good as could be done, but Archive.org will help them with these simple problems. Thank you GIA............

GEMS & GEMOLOGY - January 1934 through Summer 2015 - All 330 issues of G&G - 17,183 pages or 81 years of Gemology at your fingertips for easy access - Containing ALL G&Gs that are published up to the time of this posting at Archive.com - Joseph O. Gill collected and made into a single searchable PDF

All 330 separate issues of G&G as PDF files can be downloaded, one by one, are at: http://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology.

This author has downloaded each of the 330 separate PDF files and has combined them into a single, fully searchable ( Ctrl + F ), PDF document, Gems & Gemology 1934 through Summer 2015, 1.27 GBs. (download this overnight), just CLICK - CTRL+F and type in ANYTHING: persons name, famous gem, locality, title keyword, year, etc.. You can start your search at any point in the text, which runs chronologically, that you wish. You will want to keep this on your store and home computer for easy access to 17,183 pages, fully searchable, 81 years of gemology at your fingertips.

Gems & Gemology - HISTORY was started as a bi-monthly periodical published by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) for American Gem Society (A.G.S.) members from January 1934 through November-December 1934.

From January-February 1935 through Winter 1937, the A.G.S. published the journal for its members. Gems & Gemology became a quarterly journal as of Spring 1936, and has remained as such through the present. The GIA again in the spring of 1938 became the publisher of the journal for the A.G.S. and its members. Starting with the Summer 1943, issue the GIA published the journal as the official organ of the G.I.A and this is still true today.

As of the Summer 1947 issue the journal showed a large improvement because a new five-man editorial board was formed to oversee each article. The board positions were filled by the most eminent people in the subject of gemology and were changed periodically up to the present date.

Starting with the Winter 1958 issue there were two reports presented in each issue, one from the Gem Trade Lab of the GIA in Los Angeles, and the other from the Gem Trade Lab in New York City. Note change in scope and size with the April 1981 issue.

Gems & Gemology has always directed most of its emphasis toward scientific gemology, with somewhat less interest in locations of gems. This has been corrected in the last 20 years

Gemological Institute of America, GIA home web site is at: http://www.gia.edu/

Spring 1981 onward has a more modern, professional look and is much larger in size and number of page as well as color illustrated.

There are 8 separate indexes to the Gems & Gemology, of which 3 are by Subject and 3 are by Author for the years 1934-1980 & 2 additional indexes made in PDF format called: 1981- 2012 AUTHOR INDEX & 1981- 2012 SUBJECT INDEX), all at: http://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology. These eight different indexes were prepared for one single journal by a library “scientist”. With all the abbreviations and a limit of 2 to 4 words per entry, seemingly to save space, these indexes lack necessary annotations that would make a practicing gemologist’s job fast and easy.

The author was invited by the GIA to use this index for updating “Gill’s Index” into “Gill's Historical Index To Gems And Jewelry Online” but he found the many indexes confusing and not orientated toward the needs of the practical gemologist. The original aim of “Gill’s Index” was and still is to make references, simple, easy and fast to find, in one single source with proper annotations.

(Note: “Gill's Historical Index To Gems And Jewelry Online” includes all Subject listing and all important Author listing for the G&G for 1934-2009, and integrated with this are all of the other gemological journals in English along with thousands of books and papers, all in one convenient single fully searchable file, 8.4 megabytes in size at https://archive.org/details/GillsHistor ... elryOnline ).


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:51 pm 
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Thanks, Barbra! I've bookmarked this thread so that when my "good" computer is back up and running I can download those files again.

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