Feature Gems & Gemology, Summer 1983, Vol. 19, No. 2

Expanded Deutsches Edelsteinmuseum of Idar-Oberstein, Germany

With the opening of a new display area in 1982, this unique museum in the gem-cutting capital of Europe has not only doubled in size but has also established itself as one of the finest gemology exhibits in the world. This article describes both the new and old exhibit areas and discusses some of the organization and design techniques that have contributed to the success of the Deutsches Edelsteinmuseum.