There's a good chance you don't have a jewelry collection worth hundreds of thousands of dollars but that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy and learn about all kinds of stunning pieces. The Gems and Jewels app for your iPad allows users to view and learn about a variety of gemstones, stunning gems, jewels, and more. What's fun is that you don't have to be a jewelry lover to enjoy the app as it has a fabulous scientific angle about it, so much so that a variety of age groups will find it interesting and educational.
The Gems and Jewels app gives users an opportunity to not just admire some stunning pieces but also learn about them. The app doesn't just take a dry and dull approach instead this is an engaging way to learn about gemstones, gems, and jewels. The app features in-depth information on organic materials, minerals, rocks, and more. Here's a way to understand how these pieces of beauty become just that and the process they go through. The app is filled with references, photography, education, and more all presented through an eBook.
The app hasn't been updated in quite some time with the last update correcting some grammatical issues in the actual text. There was also a bug fix at the time that addressed a crashing problem. The app scores a solid four out of five stars from users. Scrolling through their comments users love the interactive elements this app offers and the fact that it can act as a wonderful reference tool.
Learn about a beautiful variety of gems and gemstones
Using the App
As explained the Gems and Jewels app is an interactive eBook that has been created by The Field Museum of Natural History, the University of Chicago Press, and Touch Press. There are more than 300 objects shown, described, and discussed in detail. Each object can be viewed with the 360-degree rotation, which makes it jump off the screen. It gives you a chance to really admire these pieces the way they are meant to be enjoyed.
These are some pretty rare and stunning objects that you'll be able to check out included a piece of Amber that has 30-million year old insects inside, a 37-carat tanzanite necklace, and so many other stunning pieces. With each gem and gemstone you will be able to read about where it comes from, its history when it comes to jewelry, its role in human culture, and its technical make-up such as its classification group, chemical compound, and hardness.
Takes users on a journey through the history of gems and gemstones
There are 300 objects discussed in detail
Each object can be viewed in its entirety thanks to the 360-degree rotation view
The app is very easy to use and navigate
The app is feeling a bit dated and stagnant now and could do with some updates
Gems and Jewels screenshot
The Gems and Jewels app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is a wonderful way to learn the history of these beautiful pieces. The user interface is simple, interactive, and engaging and really can educate you quite a bit.