Organic gem materials are those of plant or animal origin which can be used in jewellery or the decorative arts. The best known are amber and copal, jet, ivory, bone, antler, horn, tortoiseshell, pearl, shell and coral. Other organics include rhino horn, baleen, feathers, and many more. This website covers their origins, their identification, and -- in some cases -- their conservation status.

WHAT ARE ORGANIC GEMS?
Over the next weeks articles from the old website on the following subjects
will be revised and added.  They will be accessed from this page by clicking on the links.

AMBER & COPAL

JET    

       HORN          

  TORTOISESHELL (TURTLE SHELL)         

KERATINS

        IVORY         

     BONE & ANTLER          

       PEARLS         

       SHELLS          

        CORALS           

MISCELLANEOUS

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WHAT ARE ORGANIC GEMS?

Organic gem materials are those of plant or animal origin which can be used in jewellery or the decorative arts. The best known are amber, jet, ivory, bone, antler, horn, tortoiseshell, pearl, shell and coral. Other organics include rhino horn, baleen, feathers, and many more. This website covers their origins, their identification, and -- in some cases -- their conservation status.

 

INDEX

AMBER & COPAL

BALTIC AMBER TREATMENTS

RED AMBERS

GREEN AMBERS

JET 

       HORN         

RHINO HORN

  TORTOISESHELL 

KERATINS

        IVORY        

     BONE & ANTLER         

       PEARLS       

       SHELLS         

        CORALS          

MISCELLANEOUS

NOTE:  All contents of the above articles are at present being edited and updated. 

Those that are underlined are available to read now.

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