World Gem Society Weekly Bulletin Board & Calendar
“Bonnie’s Corner” will be devoted to informing members of the World Gem Society website what is happening from the perspective of the Site Administrator. Here is were you will find out what, why, how, when things happen related to the website and its contents.
Bonnie Betz, AJP, RG, RGA — (WGS Site Administrator)
Website Maintenance Updates:
March 4, 2018 – New updates have been incorporated and website is now available for normal functionality.
Updated News & Technical Articles
(March 12, 2018) New
- New – Four (4) News items available
- New – “Test Your Knowledge” Available. Number 8 in series
- New – Two (2) New Technical Articles available (March 9, 2018)
- New – Understanding Diamond Price Guides – A Short Tutorial (March 14, 2018)
- New members, please complete your transactions if using PayPal to maintain your new membership status. Thanks….
News Views and Tech News
Recent Gem/Jewelry Industry News Item(s)
News items throughout the industry will be placed here and will remain for approximately 1 week or if extremely important will be available to the public for a longer period of time.
Previous news items if appropriate will be moved to the Members Area. If anyone wishes to have a previous article sent to them that is not in the Members Area, please fill out the Site Administrator Contact Form in the “About US” menu on the Home Page.
End of World Gem Society Bulletin Board
Our Community and Resources
- Gemstone Referenced Reports
- Diamond and Colored Gemstone Price Guides
- Created and Treated Gemstones Research
- Bead and Wire Wrap Resources
- Student Mentoring & Continuing Education
- Test Your Knowledge Quizzes
- Weekly Industry News Items
- and more…..
- Professional Gemologist & Appraiser on Staff
- Gemological Lab Support Available
- Jewelry Appraisal Support Available
- Free Gemstone Identification Assistance
Current Wholesale Diamond Prices
(click link below)
To obtain a working knowledge of Diamond Price Guides, please refer to the following document (click on link). For Members Only!
Members Recent FAQ(s)
How do you determine the price of a diamond or colored stone using the information supplied in the Price Guides on this website?
Thank you for your question! An answer will be posted within 48 hours.
Please see the short tutorial (click on link) found in the Current Wholesale Diamond Prices area of this homepage.
Gemology Technical Article(s)
NOTE: Current Technical Article(s) will be viewable by everyone for a limited time.
Previous Technical Article(s)
To view previous technical articles you will need to be a member. Want to become a member, very easy, just check the registration area on the home page.
Appraisal Technical Articles
Current Appraisal Article
New Article On Its Way
NOTE: Current Appraisal Article(s) will be able to be viewed by everyone for a limited time.
Previous Appraisal Articles, Photos & Images are located in the Members Area under the section “Gemstone & Jewelry Appraisers Workbench”
To view previous appraisal article(s) you will need to be a member. Want to become a member, very easy, just check the registration area on the home page.
Want to "Test Your Knowledge"
A weekly article that will “Test Your Knowledge” of gemstones, gemology in general and jewelry appraisals.
Challenge yourself to find the answer based on various data provided. Excellent way for students to learn and for gemologists and appraisers to jog their skills.
New Test Your Knowledge
Also, check how well you did on the previous “Test Your Knowledge”. (Click the link below)
Previous Test Your Knowledge
See below for examples of the World Gem Society Membership Resources and Benefits
The World Gem Society is now home to all former ISG Archives and Articles, including editorials, research and everything published over the last several years by the ISG office. Do you have a favorite article or archive you would like to access, or perhaps there is an editorial that offered important insights you would like to share. The World Gem Society is the place for you.
Below are some examples of the Archives, Articles and Editorials that await you as a member of the World Gem Society:
The World Gem Society is constantly improving its information and one area we feel is important is the Price Guides for both Diamonds and Colored Gemstones.
- We are making it easier for members to obtain pricing by providing a link from the homepage to specific price guides within the members area.
- We are also updating our methods for obtaining current wholesale prices on gemstones, so we can provide the most accurate price structures possible.
- Finally, we will be adding prices for precious metals and providing graphs to show everyone the market trends for pricing of gemstones.
- All this and more, can be yours with membership in the World Gem Society. Join us to access the full Gemstone Pricing Guide. See some examples below:
The Gemstone Reference Library is your source for important information regarding gemstone properties, colors, market selling strategy and more for over 60 of the most often seen gemstones. We will constantly be updating, expanding and upgrading this special reference library to keep you informed of the latest information from the gemstone world.
Here are some examples below. Join us to access the full Gemstone Reference Library
The World Gem Society offers a quick and easy chart system for you to estimate gemstone weights by measurement estimation. Using these tried and tested equations you can do quick evaluations of gemstone weights while on the go. Remember, the World Gem Society is HTML5 mobile friendly so it goes where you go and is ready with important information when you need it most.
The World Gem Society offers support for all levels of the jewelry industry, including beaders and wire wrappers. Our special Beaders and Wire Wrappers section offers bead and gem identification specifically for those working with these design mediums, as well as important resource information to help you be more successful..
Plus, you will be listeds in our World Gem Society Member Registry listings.
World Gem Society Membership Section
The World Gem Society Guarantee of Satisfaction
We guarantee your satisfaction with the World Gem Society services and benefits or we will refund your money.
That is our guarantee to every World Gem Society Member.
Bonnie Betz, AJP, RG, RGA
Mid-Atlantic Gemological Lab & Appraisals
World Gem Society Site Administrator
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