4 - Gemology with Kelly Sitek

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Get cozy with professional gemologist Kelly Sitek. She talks about adventures in mining, the chemical composition of different gems, breaks down the test taking process for gemology and gives advice on haunted stones. We also spill some tea on cultured pearls and address the psychology and neurological merits of crystals/the placebo effect. Whether you are a staunch skeptic or all about woo-woo, you may end up shoving a crystal down your pants just for good luck. A.k.a. neural top-down control of physiology. 

Ologies on Apple Podcast/iTunes

Ologies on Art19

Kelly Sitek at Instagram.com/therockhuntress

Ologies at twitter.com/ologiespod

or instagram.com/ologies 

Shirts, mugs, etc. 

Some helpful links:

Robert Shipley bio

The deal with birthstones

Put your crystals in rice I guess

Piezoelectric effect

Are conflict diamonds actually conflict free?

Neural top-down effect on physiology (aka placebo?)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2818254/

Why you want a diamond ring (hint: marketing)

Cave of the Crystals

 

Alie Ward