Learning and Understanding Jewelry There are so many issues at stake when you look at a jewel that information is never too
precious. Fortunately, there are great jewelry books, jewelry courses and jewelry fairs for you
to improve your gemstone knowledge.
Sight and touch are the senses we use to appreciate fine jewelry.
They too can be improved and educated to analyze, identify, compare and evaluate a gemstone.
There are great jewelry books for starters and for advanced jewelry craftsmen. These books help us connect
with the jewelry ID - the DNA of each precious stone, which includes the date of formation and the chemical
For jewelry professionals and beads enthusiasts there are hundreds of gemstone fairs, trade shows and
exhibitions, where the industry of jewels displays its power, creativity and innovation.
Jewelry is a matter of status and wealth. How did jewels become an icon of prestige and why did gemstones get
cultural and symbolic values through time?
Finally, learn the basic steps and tips for making your own jewelry. If you're a curious jewelry lover test your
knowledge with the Jewelry Frequently Asked Questions' list of facts and figures.