Special Gemstone Articles
                         Student Presentations                 

Cochise College   

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Roger Weller, geology instructor 

The following 97 gemstone presentations were developed by
Cochise College students.  Materials contained within these
presentations are from many sources.  These web pages are
intended only for non-commercial educational uses.


          Fire Agate-Black Hills, Arizona-
                   Necole Michael  (Fall 2007)
          Botswana Agate-
Emily Moxley (Fall 2011)
          The Many Colors of Amber-
                   Amber Partington  (Spring 2007)

          Amethyst: A deeper Understanding of the Birthstone -
Tichina Buckner (fall 2017) 
          Amethyst History and Mining-
Elsa Stojak (Fall 2018)                                                                                                              
          Amethyst- James Rogers (Fall 2006)
          Amethyst- Justine Andrews  (Fall 2006)
          Amethyst- Jesika Cline  (Spring 2006)
Lianza Quinones (Fall 2011)
- The Royal Gemstone- Casandra Farmer (Fall 2014)
- Nwande Gardiner  (Fall 2005)
          Aquamarine- Maggie Monahan  (Spring 2006)
Aquamarine- Ann Baxter  (Spring 2014)
Aquamarine- Jesse Aguilar (Spring 2014)
Birthstones- Joengeun Park (Fall 2012)
          Birthstones- Michael Schweska (Spring 2005)

Birthstones- Jennifer Scott  (Fall 2005)
          Birthstones and Zodiac Stones-                                                 
                    Tarin Nugen  (Spring 2007)
          October Birthstones- Bertha Hernandez (Fall 2017)
Superstitions Regarding Gemstones- Shara Hoston (Spring 2017)
          The Different Birthstones- Paul Keys (Fall 2014)
          The Origin of Birthstones- Michael Jones (Fall 2013)
          The Captivating Power of Gemstones- Tonya Pike (Spring 2012)
          Destiny of a Bloodstone- Jamie Marshall (Spring 2013)
          Chrysoprase Gemstones- Kurt Kutzner (Fall 2013)
cubic zirconia
          Cubic Zirconia- Martha Thompson (Fall 2010)
          Cubic Zirconia- Melissa Richards (Spring 2011)

          How Cubic Zirconia is Created- Katie DeLosReyes (Fall 2011)

     Diamonds: Myth, Magic, Reality, and Blood-
                   Stu Lercher (Spring 2017)      
          Diamonds: From Rough Rocks to Glamorous Gems-
Larissa Diamante Thurman  (Spring 2005)
          The History of Debswana- Lauren Laposta (Spring 2013)

          Diamond Inclusions-
Lisa C. Huff (Fall 2006)                                             
Diamonds- Juan Parra  (Spring 2010)
          Diamonds- Katlyn Vass (Fall 2016)
Diamonds- Kai Vukomanovich (Fall 2011)
          Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend- Kandise Craig

         What are Diamonds?
Raul Villa (Fall 2008)
 Causes of Color in Diamonds-
Caitlin Henry  (Fall 2007)
         The Cullinan Diamonds-

                    Sheilla DeMeritt  (Spring 2005)

          The Four C's of Diamonds-
                    Mark Alexander (Fall 2005)
Diamonds and Pearls- Erin E. Unger (Spring 2009)
          Diamonds, the Four Cs-
                    Tanya Eavenson (Fall 2005)

          Learning about Diamonds-
                     Melanie Lewis  (Spring 2005)

          Shopping for the Right Diamond-
                    Gilberto Fuentes  (Fall 2005)

Man-Made Diamonds- Crystal Roe  (Fall 2005)                                             
          47th Street, New York: the Jewish Connection-    
                     Deborah Adams  (Spring 2007)
Diamonds-Funding Violence- Velia Keeme (Spring 2009)
Has Your Best Friend Been Lying To You?-
                      Melissa Cepero (Fall 2011)
Diamonds vs. Cubic Zirconia- Daniel Le (Spring 2009)
         Emeralds- Ashley Contreras  (Spring 2006)
nclusions in Emeralds-
                    Kristi Blasdell  (Spring 2006)

         Jade- George Soong (Fall 2004)
         Jade Reverence- Shea Dangelo (Fall 2016)
Kelcie Hughes- (Fall 2015)
         The Stone of Heaven-Chinese Jade
             Victoria Glover (Fall 2009)
          Kyanite- Kiah Taylor (Fall 2013)

          Lapis Lazuli-Tiffany McKinley- Spring 2016
Moonstone and Its History-
Bryan Chavez (Fall 2016)                                                
          Once in a Blue Moonstone-                                                                  
Sarah Stevens (Fall 2011)
 From the Moon to the Earth-
 Danielle Farmer (Spring 2012)
Mysteries of the Moonstone-
Tamara Ruiz  (Fall 2013)
          The History of Opal-
Sophia Monga  (Fall 2015)
          Treat Your Opals Right-
Paige Lathrop (Fall 2013)
          Opal- Cake M. Janssen (Spring 2005)
          Pleasantly Pleasing Peridot- Kaitlyn Jestus (Spring 2014)
quartz (general)
          Quartz Family of Gemstones- **
                    Audrey LaClair  (Fall 2005)

rose quartz
          The Stone of Love: Rose Quartz-
Diane Delcourt (Fall 2017)
          Rose Quartz: One of a Kind
                    Melissa R. Stevens (Fall 2007)                                                  
          Rubies- Michelle Cruz  (Fall 2005)
 Rubies: Not Just for Slippers- Paige Wakatani (Fall 2016)
          Rubies- Shawn Kellerman  (Fall 2005)
Star Rubies and Sapphires-
                     Katie Stilwell  (Fall 2007)

Katie Bock  (Fall 2007)
          Sapphire- Mikaela Jamka (Fall 2016)

Jeremy (Mia) Longoria (Fall 2008)
          Rainbow of Sapphires- Michelle Guilmette (Fall 2009)

          Spinel- Paul Foss  (Fall 2006)
          Untapped potential: Tanzanite-
Miguel Wachtel (Fall-2017)
          Tanzanite- Linda Coe  (Fall 2005)
Journey with Tanzanite- Mary Lugo (Spring 2008)
tiger's eye
          Tiger's Eye- Allison Fisher  (Spring 2006)
          Topaz- Brooke Julian  (Spring 2005)
Topaz- KaMari Craft (Fall 2011)
          Turquoise- Inga Cole  (Fall 2005)
Bisbee Mines and Turquoise-
Angel Sherman (Fall 2009)
History of Turquoise- Kayla Young (Spring 2012)
Turquoise-  Ellie Wilson (Fall 2008)
Turquoise from Bisbee, Arizona-
                     Duane Lee  (Fall 2005)

          Turquoise in Indian Jewelry-
                    Janina Walter  (Fall 2005)
Use of Turquoise by Indians-
                    Aimee I. Tranfaglia  (Fall 2007)
mixed gems
          Famous Gemstones- Nicole Santana (Spring 2009)
yellow gemstones
     Distribution and Meanings of Different Gemstones-
                     Lumi Sellman (Fall 2017)

          The Family Jewels- John Vivian (Spring 2016)
          Gemstone Scams- Anita Jones (Fall 2016)
          How to Become a Gemologist?-
                    Marilyn Wood (Spring 2007)
Gems and the Treatment of Gems-
                     Janice S. Hickey (Fall 2008)
A Scam is a Scam- Anita Jones (Fall 2016)

gem locations
         Montana gemstones-
                   Karen Schiffer Mayberry
  (Spring 2005)

          Black Hills Gold- Vicki L. Larkins (Spring 2005)
          Faceting- Kilee Harden  (Spring 2006)
          Polishing Gemstones-
                    Leticia L. Basurto  (Spring 2007)