E107 Introduction to Gemstones
This poster begins by showing the most popular gemstones,
grouped together by class. It explains the important "Four
C’s" of gemstones - Cut, Clarity, Color and Caret, followed
by an introduction to other important qualities, such as
Asterism, Opalescence, Hardness and Pattern. The next row
provides wonderful illustrations of the important gemstone
cuts, accompanied by an explanation. This is followed by an
introduction to cabachons.
It then presents an assortment of jewelry. The focus is on
affordable items, including some that enthusiastic can make
themselves. Next comes non-jewerly use of gemstones -
collectible eggs, carvings, decorative slabs, and royal
crowns. Of course we had to include a famous Faberge egg.
The bottom row presents all the birthstones, in accordance
with modern-day standards.