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Have you seen people wearing rings or earrings with colorful stones in them? Many of these stones are called gems. Gemologists are scientists who study gems. Gems are hard and rare minerals that are known for their beauty. Sapphires, emeralds, and diamonds are some gems. The job of a gemologist is to identify a gem and to find out its quality and value. Gemologists use special tools to identify gems and see if they have cracks in them.

Career Options in the Jewelry Industy
Do you enjoy using your hands and making beautiful designs? Then a career as a Gemologist could be right for you.

Web page includes a job description and addresses to gemology training programs.

Gemological Institute of America
Anything and Everything you would like to know about a career as a gemologist.