An Insight to the Forensic Examination of Gemstones

Authors(2) :-Astha Pandey, Krunal Jariwala

Forensic Gemology involves the study of Gemstones which are pieces of mineral polished and used for in the preparation of jewellery and ornaments. The gemstones price fluctuates heavily and there are no universally accepted grading systems for the gemstones except diamond. Due to this reason the gemstones are imitated and are sold in the markets by the traders to gain the large monetary profits. Thus there are more chances of fake and unauthentic jewellery being encountered and circulated among people. Sometimes, litigation also involves jewellery that has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed whose identification becomes important nm. Thus forensic examination of gemstones becomes very difficult if proper procedures are not outlaid. Therefore keeping in mind the significance of gemstone identification here are certain methodologies discussed to test the authenticity of the gemstones and to find out whether the gemstones are authentic or not.

Authors and Affiliations

Astha Pandey
Institute of Forensic Science, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Krunal Jariwala
Institute of Forensic Science, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Gemstones, Moh's Scale, IR Spectroscopy, Water

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 4 | September-October 2015
Date of Publication : 2015-11-05
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 239-242
Manuscript Number : IJSRST15126
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

Cite This Article :

Astha Pandey, Krunal Jariwala, " An Insight to the Forensic Examination of Gemstones, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.239-242, September-October-2015. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST15126
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST15126

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