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GEMS and GEMMOLOGY EDUCATION RESOURCES

Library

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RARE BOOK LIBRARY

Our Rare Book Library contains close to 100 antique & rare gemological streaming books (in English).

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ACADEMIC RESEARCH

Historical books are usually found in the reference section at university libraries, if at all. Now you can research some of the most important works at your leisure and in the comfort of your home.

Scientific highlights include one of the first systematic descriptions of “Stones and Gems” by famous 17th century scientist Robert Boyle.

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RAREST of BOOKS

Included in our library are some of the rarest gemmology books such as Agricola’s “De Re Metallica” which contains 100nds of high-resolution illustrations and historical information.

Several of his lesser well-known work on gemstones can be found as well.

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FUN & LORE

Curious about birthstones and their astrological symbolism?

Read about these strange, inexplicable powers passed down from generation to generation.

Gemstone Consumer Information

As provided and validated by various gemmological organizations, laboratories and the “World Jewelry Confederation CIBJO”

Museum Collections and Exhibitions

Museums with Permanent and/or Temporary Exhibitions on Jewelry, Gems, and Objects & Personal Adornment of made of Precious Materials

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“Everything from diamond mining to diamond lore, this site offers a fascinating look into the many facets of the world of diamonds.”
PBS, The Nature Team

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“Many thanks again for your excellent web exhibit. I hope to work with you again as I look towards creating more international touring exhibits through National Geographic.”
Dr. Frederik Hiebert
National Geographic

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“Visit Farlang to find the state of amber knowledge known in the past. This is a terrific online library of resources on the history of geology, gemology, and mining. It is well worth an extended visit!”
Prof. Susie Aber
Emporia State University

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WWW Diamond and Fine Jewelry Virtual Library

The WWW Virtual Library (VL) is the oldest catalogue of the Web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of HTML and of the Web itself, in 1991 at CERN in Geneva. The VL pages are widely recognized as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the Web.

Farlang is proud to manage the jewelry/diamonds/gemstone section of that directory now managed by his Geneva foundation.