16 episodes

A podcast all about gemstones hosted by graduate gemologists Lauryn Volovar & Josh Hyman.

Gemology Worldwide Josh Hyman & Lauryn Volovar

    • Education
    • 5.0, 57 Ratings

A podcast all about gemstones hosted by graduate gemologists Lauryn Volovar & Josh Hyman.

    An Extended Interview with Bill Larson

    An Extended Interview with Bill Larson

    In episode 16 of Gemology Worldwide, Lauryn and Josh dedicate an entire episode to interviewing industry legend Bill Larson, president of Pala International, and one of the world’s foremost gem and mineral experts.

    • 44 min
    Jewelry Appraisals with David Atlas

    Jewelry Appraisals with David Atlas

    In episode 15 of Gemology Worldwide, Lauryn and Josh talk all about jewelry appraisals. Each of them draw from their experience in the field, and discuss the most common appraisal questions - which if any organization to join, different types of appraisals, and what it takes to start a successful appraisal business. Then they interview David Atlas, a jewelry consultant with 50 years experience in the field.

    • 45 min
    Field Gemology with Wim Vertriest

    Field Gemology with Wim Vertriest

    In episode 14 of Gemology Worldwide, Lauryn and Josh talk about the rapidly changing world of gem discovery from mine to market. Then they interview Wim Vertriest, a field gemologist for the GIA.

    • 43 min
    Gem Cutting with Justin K. Prim & Jeff Hapeman

    Gem Cutting with Justin K. Prim & Jeff Hapeman

    In episode 13 of Gemology Worldwide, Lauryn and Josh have special guest Jeff Hapeman join them for the conversation portion of their episode to discuss the art of gem cutting. Then, they interview Justin K. Prim, a faceting teacher at the Institute of Gem Trading, and lapidary historian.

    • 48 min
    Ruby with Richard Hughes

    Ruby with Richard Hughes

    In episode 12 of Gemology Worldwide, Lauryn and Josh talk about ruby, the king of gems - where it comes from, why it’s so valuable, and its incredible history. Then they interview Richard Hughes, author of Ruby and Sapphire and founder of Lotus Gemology.

    • 50 min
    Gemstone Inclusions with Nathan Renfro

    Gemstone Inclusions with Nathan Renfro

    In episode 11 of Gemology Worldwide, Lauryn and Josh talk about the vast world of gemstone inclusions, from microscope techniques to the differences between natural and synthetic inclusions. Then, they interview Nathan Renfro, a gemologist and photomicrographer for the GIA.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Kashmir0626 ,

Loved it.

Every time I listen to your podcast I learn something new. As a new gemologist these have been invaluable to me.

Love the Tourmaline Episode! So interesting

Gen kid ,

I love it

Im a young boy who wants to be a gemologist when i grow up and the podcast teaches me sooooooo much i love it

whatherad ,

Such an informative podcast

I am not a gemologist but find this podcast extremely interesting and easy to understand. I love how detailed you guys get covering the history, how the stones are made, cut and processed. Thank you.

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