The Journal of Gemmology has been the official journal of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain since the company was incorporated in 1947. Originally printed in black-and-white with a grey cover, the 1947 journal looked very different from the full-colour publication produced today. A leader in its field, The Journal of Gemmology publishes research papers on all aspects of gemmology, including natural stones and their treatments, synthetics and simulated gemstones. You can subscribe to the journal by applying for membership or through institutional subscriptions (for laboratories, libraries, museums and similar institutions).
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The Editor-in-Chief is glad to consider original articles shedding new light on subjects of gemmological interest for publication in The Journal. If you would like to submit an article for consideration please refer to the notes on the preparation of manuscripts.
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Brendan M. Laurs MS FGA GG
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Gemmology
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Encinitas, CA 92024 USA