This blog is dedicated to the study, history and material culture of minerals, gems, gemmology and jewellery. It is written by Dr. Tehmina Goskar MA FMA, curator, historian and certified gemmologist (Cert. GA).

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Here are my most recent writings on gems and jewellery based on my scientific and cultural study of them. My blog includes short and long-form articles and are richly illustrated largely from my own picture library. If you have a subject, theme, gemstone or bit of science or lore you’d like to know more about and think I can help, please contact me. I love hearing from readers.