Gemstones

Blue Sapphire Buying & Treatment Guide – How to buy and tell the difference between natural unheated, heated, lattice diffusion treatment, and the brand new glass-filled sapphire?

Video explanation between unheated sapphire vs heated sapphire (rutile silk): Why is it Important to Learn About Sapphire Treatments? Distinguishing between natural, no treatment sapphire with heated or new treatment sapphires is a very important skill every gemstone buyer should learn before venturing out to buy one. The price between each level of treatment can …

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Natural emerald buying & treatment guide – How to buy and tell the difference between 100% natural, no oil, minor, moderate and significant treatment emeralds?

Emerald Treatment Video Video explanation between different emerald qualities is shown below: Why Is It Important to Learn About Emerald Treatments? Telling the difference between a natural, no oil emerald from the one which has been “enhanced” with oil or resin or dye is a very important skill any emerald buyer should know before going …

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How much is untreated emerald? - GIA 2.87 carats No Oil Emerald

Rare 3.02 carats unheated ruby & GIA certified 2.87 carats no oil & untreated emerald!

We have recently acquired two very unique gemstones.  Both are 100% natural and not subject to any treatment by man! The first one is an unheated and no treatment 3.02 carats vivid red ruby from Mozambique.  The stone has been certified by GRS (Gemresearch Swisslab).  Details in how rare this type of ruby is can be read …

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Natural ruby buying & treatment guide – How to buy and tell the difference between natural unheated, heated, new glass filled ruby treatment?

Video explanation between unheated ruby vs lead glass-filled ruby (composite ruby): Why is Learning Ruby Treatment Important? Distinguishing between natural no treatment rubies to heated or new treatment rubies is a very important skill every ruby gemstone buyer should learn before venturing out to buy one. The price between each level of treatment can range …

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Top Color Emerald

Gemstones Basic 101: The 9 Essentials for Gemstones

Gemstones come in many shapes, colors and forms and therefore are harder to define than a Diamond. As there are so many varieties and species, value are usually based on multiple factors assumed in the market. We tried summarizing the essential criteria for most gemstones below: AESTHETICS: Aesthetics or beauty of a gemstone has four …

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