GSI and MJDMA hosted a free seminar at Chennai on “Indian Gem & Jewelry Industry – Issues and Solutions” on Tuesday, 13th October 2015. The seminar was an interactive practical session on jewelry grading, diamond & colored stone grading. It also covered the Issues and Solutions related to the Indian Gem and Jewelry industry.
Medium Green to Dark Green variety of the mineral Beryl is termed as “Emerald”. Light Green Beryl is not emerald; it is classified as Green Beryl. The name emerald comes from the Greek word ‘smaragdos’ as well as the Old French word ‘esmeralde’, which means ‘green gemstone’. The name emerald was first translated from Sanskrit as “marakata” meaning “the green of growing things.”