Other Resources

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Are you interested in learning more about the art of gem cutting or the gem industry? Are you looking for resources to help with identification / certification of gems? Below you'll find links to additional resources that we have found helpful over the years.

Please note that this is not a link exchange. This is simply a short list of resources that we feel could be of interest for many of our site visitors and/or customers. As such please do not ask to have your website linked here.


The United States Faceters Guild is dedicated to promoting the art, skill, and teaching of faceting. If you've ever had an interest in learning the art of faceting, consider joining the USFG! Despite the name, membership is open to individuals world-wide.


GemologyOnline.com is an active forum dedicated to all aspects of gemology, lapidary arts, etc. It is free to sign up and participate, and enthusiasts of all experience / expertise levels are welcome.


This is a "wiki-style" educational reference, dedicated solely to gemology and the lapidary arts. While this is a relatively-new reference, it has grown tremendously in content and provides a wealth of information (particularly for a free resource).


AGL is an independent, cutting edge lab providing identification reports, detailed enhancement reports, country-of-origin or provenance reports, as well as complete colored stone analysis documents tailored to gems of unique importance. It is considered by many to be the industry's premier gemological laboratory for colored gems, and it is the only lab used by J.L. White Fine Gemstones for gem certification.