Amber

I’ve touched upon Amber in a few other of my Postings.   Like Pearls, Jet, and Ammolite (and others such as Coral, Bone, Shell and Ivory) Amber is an Organic Gemstone (‘gemstone’ being a bit of a misnomer). That means that unlike gems such as Ruby, Diamond, Garnet and most …

Rock-head

I’m ecstatic to report that I started on the home-stretch of my distance education studies¬† with Gemological Institute of America (GIA) yesterday! I’m very close to becoming an official, accredited Rock-head! So far, I’ve really enjoyed GIA’s distance ed format–it’s been interesting, informative and everything presented has been done so …