Wikipedia:WikiProject Gemology and Jewelry

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Wikiproject Gemology and Jewelry is a project aimed towards the development and expansion of articles related to gems, gemology, jewelry, and the trade in gems and jewelry.

Gemology and Jewelry Wikipedians

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Goals[edit]

To provide guidelines and recommendations for articles that relate to gemology and jewelry.
To improve Wikipedia's coverage of gemology and jewelry by creating, expanding, and maintaining such articles.
To address POV issues and tentative edits in articles within the scope of the project.
To serve as the central point of discussion for issues related to gemology and jewelry in Wikipedia.

Scope[edit]

The project generally considers any article related to gemology and jewelry to be within its scope. The scope is inclusive of cultural, historic, business, and scientific aspects of gemology and jewelry.

Categorization of articles[edit]

Article categorization is performed by adding the tag: {{WP Gemology and Jewelry}} to the Talk page of the article.

Structure[edit]

Related wikiprojects[edit]

Parent project(s)

Sister project

Departments[edit]

Assessment[edit]

The assessment department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Gemology and Jewelry articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the WP Gemology and Jewelry project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in a set of categories that serves as the basis for an automatically generated worklist.

Participants[edit]

  • SauliH
  • Gem-fanat
  • T.E. Goodwin
  • Joe I
  • Kevmin Not so much a Gems and Jewelry person as a mineralogy person but the R&M project is not very active so here I am.
  • Eartha78 interested in improving articles on contemporary jewellers, gem folklore and 19th + 20th century jewellery history.
  • Mabalu - Mainly a fashion historian, so will focus on jewellers, designers, and fashion-related jewellery topics when and as they arise.
  • GHBishop Updating articles with the latest news on gemology, jewelry, and the gem/jewelry industry.
  • OpalDom (talk) - interested in adding to library of gemology

Related projects[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Rocks and minerals

Structure[edit]

Culture and society[edit]

see Wikipedia:WikiProject Gemology and Jewelry/Culture and Society

Science[edit]

see Wikipedia:WikiProject Gemology and Jewelry/Gemology

Business[edit]

see Wikipedia:WikiProject Gemology and Jewelry/Business

Law[edit]

Legislation
Homeland Security, Patriot act

POV topics[edit]

POV discussions that need to be addressed separately as a topic since they are/can be very contentious and referred to or shortly described in main article itself:

  • 1) Role of internet in jewelry, diamonds and gems
  • 2) How to identify color, color grading systems, color on an LCD screen (internet sales), role of (day-)light, lighting in jewelry store etc.
  • 3) Kimberley process: yes/no functioning
  • 4) Patriot act and Homeland Security affecting jewelry/gem industry (import the top ruby from Burma which has a boycott against it from the USA e.g. Other example: blood diamonds. Other example: diamond trade and Al Qaeda)
  • 5) Internet diamond sales: buying against lab reports. Although lab report process is more standardized there is more to buying a diamond than a lab report or is there ?
  • 6) Disclosure of treatments (and even disclosed, it doesn't always mean true, or legit)
  • 7) Names: in many case a name of a location is later on given to a category of gemstones/pearls in order to "upgrade" gems with a similar/same chemistry but from different locations. Although this is often approved by the CIBJO the practice is highly contentious.
  • 8) Copyright of designs and copytheft.
  • 9) Different labs have different grading systems. Same lab has different graders. Dealers can shop around for best grade hence increasing sales price dramatically sometimes.

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