My interest in photographing inclusions in gemstones, crystals and minerals was born when using the microscope to identify gemstones. My first attempts at capturing what I saw through the microscope was done during the mid 80's. By then I used dia positive 135 film and a home made adapter fitting over the ocular tube.
The years went by and in the late 90's I stopped working professionally as gemologist and gem cutter and got into the IT business where I still reside professionally.
I never gave up the interest in gemstones and gemology completely and have kept many cut and rough stones even if most of the collection was scattered.
In 2008 I got a cheap Microscope and built a new adapter. This time for the digital camera. From there it has evolved and still does. Much thanks to new friends found at Gemology Online.
Gemology Online Forum »
The place to go if you want to
learn or share about gemstones
and jewellery. Lots of nice people.
Antique Jewelry Univerity
A fast growing resource on the
topic of old jewelry.
Nice resource regarding this
topic. Also a good forum.
Danish gemologist sharing
thoughts on gems & jewellry