1. Activism of gemstones
Warkov and her husband Joel Levin were widely covered by the media in 2016, including in the Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Slate, and NPR, after revealing their daughter was raped in 2012 while on a school field trip. This inspired them in 2015 to found a non-profit organization called Stop Sexual Assault in Schools (SSAIS).
SSAIS educates parents about Title IX protections and teaches them how to file official complaints in response to known misconduct, which the couple said took them years to figure out. In January 2018, SSAIS was credited for creating the #MeTooK12 spinoff of the #MeToo hashtag, and is meant to raise awareness of the widespread prevalence of sexual misconduct towards children in K-12 educational settings.
Gem trade of gemstones
Vijitapura is known for its gemstone trading and attracts tourists and gem buyers from the local area and international specialty buyers from Thailand. The main income of this economic area is the gem market and gem-related business since its earliest years
3. Biography of gemstones
Warkov graduated from high school when she was 16 and has three music degrees: a bachelor's degree in music from the University of California, a Fulbright scholar with a master's degree in music from the University of Wales, and also a doctorate in ethnomusicology from Israel with a specialty in Middle Eastern music.
She has received many fellowships and awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts grant.
4. Batugedara of gemstones
Batugedara is a small town in the Sabaragamuwa Province of southwestern Sri Lanka, located just to the east of the province's capital of Ratnapura.
It is most notable as a source for gemstones, and as a destination for tourism
5. Esther Warkov of gemstones
Esther Warkov, Ph.D.
is an American activist and music researcher who has authored books and studies on music. Her scholarly articles on ethnomusicology have been featured in several journals. She and her husband Joel Levin were featured in the media for co-founding Stop Sexual Assault in Schools (SSAIS) in Portland, OR, which advocates for preventing sexual violence in K-12 schools.
6. Bruneau jasper of gemstones
Bruneau jasper is a variety of the mineral jasper.
It is a "picture jasper" a jasper that exhibits particular patterns and colors and is used as an opaque gemstone. The stone exhibits layered patterns of brown, reddish brown and cream color, or sometimes of red and green color. It was discovered in the Bruneau River canyon in Idaho, near the bottom of the canyon walls, where the rhyolite in which the jasper occurs is exposed for a length of 8 kilometres (5.
0Â mi). As of 2009 Bruneau jasper was no longer in production, and was difficult to locate.
Ylmaa of gemstones
Ylmaa is a former municipality of Finland. It was consolidated with Lappeenranta on January 1, 2010. It is located in the province of Southern Finland and was part of the South Karelia region.
The municipality had a population of 1,408 (31 December 2009) and covers an area of 408.94 square kilometres (157.89Â sqÂ mi) of which 29.
19Â km2 (11.27Â sqÂ mi) is water. The population density is 3.
71 inhabitants per square kilometre (9.6/sqÂ mi). The municipality was unilingually Finnish.
There is a strong concentration of the gemstone spectrolite in the region of Ylmaa. Plans to build a pyramid in Ylmaa have existed since 1998, but as of 2010 the project has been on hold due to the high cost.
Eduard Gbelin of gemstones
Eduard Josef Gbelin (1913 2005) was a gemstone researcher. His lifelong studies on gemstone inclusions changed the science of gemology, and his work laid the groundwork for the microscopic identification of all kinds of gemstones. He achieved world renown in the field of gemology with his scientific work and his collection of gems.
He also founded Gbelin Gem Lab.
9. Publications of gemstones
In the Temple of Sorrow (2008) Ishtar Prayer (2008) Gemstones of my Blood (2009) In Spanish and Arabic A Perfume's Whiff (2009) in English, Spanish, and Arabic A Crucible of Musk (2010) Tayrason Nostalgia (2013) in English, French, and Arabic
Peter Suchenwirt of gemstones
Peter Suchenwirt (c. 1320 1395) was an Austrian poet and herald. (Suchenwirt was the Medieval name for heralds of the Austrian dukes.
) He called himself "Knappe von den Wappen" which is a lower position as to the herald, with the duty to blazon and explain the arms of the nobles. Suchenwirt was the most outstanding representative of the so-called arms poetry (de:Â Heroldsdichtung). Since 1372 he lived in the Vienna court of the Austrian dukes.
In 1377, he joined the campaign of duke Albrecht III to Prussia. His poems are full of heraldic blazon, documenting his proficiency in heraldic terminology. Suchenwirt collected the material for his poems from the primary sources.
For this reason he travelled a lot to the eminent personalities of his age. He was an outstanding observer, so his historical and cultural data proved to be authentic. He went to the location to give a laudation if he learnt about the death of an important person, or appeared there at the first anniversary of his death.
He praised the tournament results, the virtues and field deeds of kings and nobles. As a rule, the speech ended with the description of the deceased person's arms. He used gemstones to designate the tinctures, and to describe (c.
1355) the coat of arms of the Louis the Great (13421382), King of Hungary.
11. Oriental Pride of gemstones
The Oriental Pride is a natural oriental pearl.
It has the shape of a drop and is white in colour. It weighs approximately 181 grains (c. 42 carats) and is one of the largest pearls ever found on earth.
The size, lustre and form of the pearl distinguish it from other pearls. The origin of the Oriental Pride is most likely the Middle East, where in the region of Basra, natural pearls were found more than 100 years ago. After the rise of the oil industry in the Middle East, the pollution created by the same industry has distincted the natural pearl oysters' natural habitat.
Hence there is hardly any saltwater sea left that would form a natural habitat for the oysters of natural pearls. The likelihood that this pearl is the same pearl as the Great Mogul's pearl is very high, given the size, the form and rarity of both. There are only a handful of pearls ever found in the history of the Earth that would be so large and perfect in form and lustre.
The pearl was reportedly seen in a gemstone exhibition in Hong Kong and Basel recently.
12. World Diamond Council of gemstones
The World Diamond Council is an organization representing the entire diamond value chain including representatives from diamond mining, manufacturing, trading and retail.
The Council was established in July 2000 and mandated to put forth strategies to combat the use of diamond proceeds being used to benefit rebel forces engaged in conflict. In December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution supporting the creation of an international certification scheme for rough diamonds. By November 2002, negotiations between governments, the international diamond industry and civil society organisations resulted in the creation of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS).
The KPCS document sets out the requirements for controlling rough diamond production and trade. The KPCS entered into force in 2003, when participating countries started to implement its rules. The KPCS is credited as being instrumental toward dramatically reducing conflict diamonds to less than 1% of the worlds diamond production today.
The World Diamond Council has representation on all the Kimberley Process's working groups and is influential in determining its implementation and future reform. The Council was set up in July 2000 in Antwerp, Belgium after a joint meeting of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), representing all the world's significant diamond trading centres, and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), representing significant manufacturers. The founding president was Eli Izhakoff, who served in the position until July 2013.
Charter members are the WFDB, the IDMA and International Confederation of Jewellers (CIBJO). The Council, headquartered in the USA, is currently led by President Stephane Fischler from Antwerp.
Neela (goddess) of gemstones
In Hinduism, Neela is known as Neelima or Neelamratna. She is the first consort of Shani and mother of Kuligna. She balances and increases power of Shani and is the goddess of the gemstone sapphire.
She has the power of fifth head of Brahma. Her son Kuligna is a Rishi. Her husband also married a Gandharva lady, Dhamini.
14. Wood opal of gemstones
Wood opal is a form of petrified wood which has developed an opalescent sheen or, more rarely, where the wood has been completely replaced by opal. Other names for this opalized sheen-like wood are opalized wood and opalized petrified wood.
It is often used as a gemstone.
15. Legend of gemstones
In Hindu mythology, Neela and Shani both created by Shiva at the same time.
But, Shani was Sakaratmaka Shakti (Positive energy) and Neela was Nakaratmaka Shakti (Negative energy). After birth of both, Neela was imprisoned by Lord Vishvakarman in his loka when she was in form of energy but after 12 years of her birth she came in body form. When she came in body form the enemies of Shani like Rahu, Sanjana/Sandhya and Indra create negativity in her for Shani and create a big misunderstanding.
So she firstly became Shani's enemy. First time, Neela was misunderstanding Shani. Shani's enemies were distracting Neela.
They wanted to destroy him using her energy. She attacked him and captured him. But, Shani made her realise her mistake.
Neela accepted her mistake and realised that she is Shani's power. Upon realising this, Neela immersed her powers as well as herself into Shani.
Asmaa bint Saqr Al Qasimi of gemstones
Asmaa bint Saqr Al Qasimi Arabic: (born 24 DecemberyearÂ missing in Kalba, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates) is a female poet. As of 2013update she had published 5 poetry books. In addition to philosophy and comparative religious studies, she gained a B.
A in Political Science and Economics. Asmaa bint Saqr Al Qasimi is the founder and CEO of Sadana Foundation for Thought and Literature. She is a member of the World Poetry Movement in Chile and a sponsor of the Encyclopaedia of Arab Poets.
Her poems have been translated into English, French, and Spanish. Sheikha Asmaa Al Qasimi is a daughter of a former governor of Sharjah Emirate, Sheikh Saqr Al Qasimi. she is engaged in women's sports and literature.
In addition to Sadana Foundation, she is the president of Kalba Sporting and Cultural Club for Girls. Sheikha Asmaa Al Qasimi is an honorary member of a number of local, regional, and international clubs for literature such as: The International League of Islamic Literature, The House of Poetry of Morocco, Fonxe Academy for Arabic Poetry, among others.
Umba sapphire of gemstones
The Umba sapphire is a unique type of sapphire discovered in 1962 in the Gerevi Hills, north of the Umba River in the Umba Valley of Tanzania. Umba sapphires exhibit coloration not common to sapphires found in other parts of the world, and are recovered from the alluvial deposits of the Umba River. As of November 2006update, the Tanzanian government prohibits export of these sapphires.
18. Vijitapura of gemstones
Vijitapura is a town situated near Ratnapura in Sri Lanka and 20 kilometres (12Â mi) from Colombo Vijitapura is between Batticaloa and Badulla and Galle, behind this area of "We" river, which is heading to "Kauu River"
19. Gemmological Association of Australia of gemstones
The inaugural meeting of The Gemmological Association of Australia (GAA) was held in the School of Arts Building, Pitt Street, Sydney on 29 October 1945.
The Association was formed to promote the education of the science of gemmology and the study of gemstones as a safeguard to the public against spurious stones. The association has divisions in six states of Australia, the smallest being Tasmania Division.
Musical research of gemstones
Warkov has published many scholarly articles, recordings, articles, and reviews on how music is related to society, especially music from Irish, Welsh, and Middle Eastern cultures. Her music research has been mentioned in books such as Ethnomusicological Encounters with Music and Musicians by Timothy Rice, Jewish Topographies: Visions of Space, Traditions of Place by Julia Brauch and Anna Lipphardt, and others.