Werkstoffkunde für RestauratorInnen - Edelsteine

Vera Hammer
Conservation and Restoration, Conservation and Restoration
2021W, Vorlesungen (VO), 1.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S03962


Basics for the determination of the most common gemstones and precious stones (theory and practice) 

Introduction to gemmology I (definitions: natural stones, syntheses, treatment methods, historic important gems)

Introduction to gemmology II (non-destructive determination methods: 10x loupe, various filters, UV lamp, density, light refraction, ...)

Introduction to gemmology III (occurrence and properties: causes of color, hardness, inclusions,...)


Examination Modalities

Written test with questions on theory 

Key Words

Edelsteine, Schmucksteine, Synthesen, behandelte Edelsteine, berühmte Edelsteine, bekannte Edelsteinvorkommen, Lupe UV Lampe Spektrometer


17 December 2021, 13:00–18:00, "Vorlesung, Praxis und Prüfung" (examination)

Course Enrolment

From 13 August 2021, 14:53 to 16 December 2021, 23:30
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Theoretical foundations: Theoretical foundations

Conservation and Restoration (2. Section): Naturwissenschaften: Werkstoffkunde

Individual courses: possible