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Anthony de Goutière – Graduate Gemmologist specializing in the photomicrography of gemstone inclusions – vital for identifying gems and determining the origin of some species. Inclusions and surface etch patterns display marvellous interference colours and strange formations under different lighting. All the inclusion and surface-feature pictures seen on this website are photographed from an area no more than 1½x2½mm.

The slideshow above has a random mix of photomicrography and wildlife pictures – more examples of both can be found on the Photomicrography and the Wildlife pages.

Following the success of my first book “Wonders within Gemstones” I have published (May 2014) a second book, Wonders within Gemstones II” – a collection of some of my favourite photomicrographs. Information is to be found on The Book page.