Gemological research at Nantes

Our research works focus onthe main issues of modern gemology, as well as on subjects of academic interest. Through this scientific activity, we maintain the gemology teaching level at the highest.

    Characterization of gem materials
        diamond
        opal
        pearls
        corundum
        emerald
        various gemstones, curiosities

   Determination of geographic origins

    Detection of treatments and synthetics

    geology of gems

    Origin of color in gems.

We edited in 2009 a special issue on "Gems" in the journal "Elements".

You can read PhD theses in gemology prepared at the university of Nantes, as well as our publications (since 1985). We are not allowed to provide online the full content of our publications, but feel free to request a .pdf file of any article.

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