American Society of Gemcutters
The International Gem Society recognizes the high standards
Certified Supreme Master Gemcutter, (CSM)
Certified Master Gemcutter, (CM)
Congratulations to all American Society of Gemcutters,
Master and Supreme Master Gemcutters.
We applaud your accomplishments!
Information and selections shown here were found at the bottom of the Members Services Index
of the International Gem Society's website and certain emphasis added are by Me.
*The author, founder, and editor of "GemWorld.com" is emphasized in yellow
and His mentor, who is now deceased, is emphasized in pink.
**The written exam contained about 200 questions relating to the field of gems, understanding properties and characteristics, gem identification, gemological terms, different crystal axis and orientation, techniques of gemcutting, facet design, orienting the stone for highest best yield, inclusions, analysis of stones and crystal structure, use of polariscope, use of dichrioscope, use of refractometer, understanding optics and light, refractive indexes, color, brilliance, dispersion, pleochroism, luster, asterism, luminescence, double and single refraction, specific gravity, absorption spectra, cutting speed and friction, use of vinegar and colloidals, treatment of stones, synthetics and simulations, cutting angles, tangent ratio, equipment and tools needed, abrasives and polishes, the science of gemcutting and polishing, etc. Many of the questions were highly technical but were covered in the Official publication of the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF GEMCUTTERS titled "American Gemcutter." Each monthly issue contained about 32 pages of valuable information including sketches, diagrams, designs, and photos.