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TGMS Educational Class - Colored Stones

  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society 3727 East Blacklidge Drive Tucson, AZ, 85716 United States (map)

FOR: TGMS Members Only!

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 13, 2018

DOORS OPEN: 6:30 pm

CLASS TIME:  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WHERE:  3727 E. Blacklidge Drive

TOPIC: “Corundum & Beryl”

In this lecture we will cover two families of gemstones, Corundum and Beryl. These are two of the most widely used and known gemstone families which include Rubies and Emeralds. In this we will discuss the basics you should know. Properties, formation, applications beyond jewelry, synthetics/imitation, and some key buying tips. We will also cover a few more in depth topics related to these such as basic ways to tell synthetics/imitation stones from natural stones.

  Daniel Kirpes

Daniel Kirpes

INSTRUCTOR:  Daniel Kirpes, G.G.

Sign-up sheets will be available at the November 5th TGMS General Meeting.

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

Daniel is a new TGMS Member who is a Graduate Gemologist. We’d like to welcome him as a new member and thank him for consenting to teach an educational class on colored stones. Don’t miss this class!

Earlier Event: November 12
Micromount Meeting
Later Event: November 14
TGMS Educational Class