gem·​ol·​o·​gy je-ˈmä-lə-jē How to pronounce gemology (audio)
variants or gemmology
: the science of gems
gemological adjective

Examples of gemology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Archaeology, geology, paleontology, gemology. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, 27 Aug. 2022 Moyo aims to create greater gender parity in its industry by providing gemology training and business education to women. Gisela Williams Jenn Pelly Nikki Shaner-Bradford Monica Mendal Abigail Glasgow Angela Koh, New York Times, 9 Mar. 2023 His discovery — hydrostatic balance, has current applications in astrophysics, gemology and atmospheric modeling. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 7 Feb. 2023 This includes not only individual professional development but also in-depth courses in our field of gemology and in communication courses, such as neuro-linguistic programming. Thomas Schröck, Forbes, 5 July 2022 Long before producing her eponymous collections and earning her gemology credentials, however, Aysoy worked as a private banker and thus has a firm grasp of jewelry design plus the business of jewelry. Kyle Roderick, Forbes, 9 June 2022 Two gemology experts sorted the gems into two equal groups, town officials said in a Facebook post. Jonathan Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Dec. 2021 Gabriella Taffin de Givenchy, a jewelry designer who’s about to launch her first collection after completing her gemology degree during lockdown, and oil trader Ugo de Mallmann met at a mutual friend’s party in New York City. Alexandra MacOn, Vogue, 30 Sep. 2021

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Word History


Latin gemma gem

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gemology was in 1811

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“Gemology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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