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.
In episode 10 of Gemology Worldwide, Josh and Lauryn discuss tourmaline, breaking down the mineral group by color. Then they interview Brian Cook, who has an incredible first hand account of the Paraiba tourmaline discovery.
In episode 8 of Gemology Worldwide, Lauryn and Josh discuss talk about different advanced gemological instruments, including the Raman spectrometer, FTIR, UV-Vis-NIR, and rare machines found only in high-end gem labs. Then they interview Alberto Scarani, co-founded of Magilabs.
In Episode 7 of Gemology Worldwide, Lauryn and Josh talk about female gemologists and jewelry designers. Josh discusses his grandmother’s role as the matriarch of his family’s jewelry business, and Lauryn talks about her experiences as a woman in the industry. Then they interview jewelry artist and designer Erica Courtney.
In episode 6 of Gemology Worldwide, Lauryn and Josh go to the 2019 Tucson Gem Show and interview over 25 people from various backgrounds in the jewelry industry. A special thanks to interviewees: Alberto Scarani, Art Samuels, Benjamin Hakimi, Billie Hughes, Clemens Schwarzinger, Cynthia Scott, Daniel Uffleman, Dave Bindra, Dave Varabioff, Derek Katzenbach, Geoff Watt, Jared Judd, Jessica Dubroc, Larry Myint, Laura Phillis, Lauren Prior, Mary Van der Aa, Matthew Winward, Michael Farmer, Patrick Mayer, Sean Smokovich, Todd Wacks, Travis Lehman, Victor Tuzlokov, Vter Young, and Vanessa Van Horssen.
In episode 5 of Gemology Worldwide, Josh and Lauryn discuss different career paths in the jewelry industry. Then, they interview Shelly Sergent, current manager of the "Somewhere in the Rainbow" exhibit.
In episode 4 of Gemology Worldwide, Lauryn and Josh discuss the contentious topic of synthetic, or... lab grown, man made, above earth diamonds. Then they interview Deb Hiss, Director of Training at Pure Grown Diamonds.
In episode 3 of Gemology Worldwide, Lauryn and Josh discuss topics related to the diamond industry, including its history, the 4 C’s, and fluorescence. Then they interview diamond industry veteran David Friedman.