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How does ‘Phenomena Effects’ like Adularescence, Asterism, Chatoyancy, Iridescence, Play of Color, and Color Change affect the value of gemstones?

In our previous blog posts, we have discussed how to determine the value of colored gemstones.  In summary, colored gemstones value affected by six factors. Color Carat Weight Clarity Cut Origin Treatment However, certain gemstones actually exhibit different phenomena effects like Adularescence Asterism Chatoyancy Iridescence Play of Color Color Change So, “How do these gemstones …

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Natural Opal buying guide – How to check and understand difference between different opals?

Opal is one of the most popular phenomena gemstones. They display very unique characteristics like ‘play-of-color’ or different background fire colors. They are quite abundant but also rare as well depending on the quality grades. Different quality has different price levels which we will explain below. How to Buy an Opal – Opal Classification In …

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It is now possible to buy ethically sourced Zambian emeralds through partnership of Gemfields and Gübelin Gem Lab using Nano-Particle Technology.

EMERALDS CAN BE ETHICALLY SOURCED Gemfields has decided to tackle head on a big issue which has been plaguing the gem trade for a long time.  How to guarantee the emerald you bought is ethically sourced? Through the partnership with Gübelin Gem Lab, they came up with a very creative solution by using Gübelin’s new …

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How would I choose a diamond ring? – GIA Graduate Gemologist Opinion

How Should I Choose a Diamond Ring? For the last few years, I have custom made quite a few diamond engagement rings for locals, tourists and expats in Bangkok and most often the first question I am asked is ‘How should I choose a diamond ring?’. A perfectly relevant question it is, coming from someone who …

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What lab or certification is the best for checking your expensive ruby, sapphire or emerald?

BEST LAB TO CHECK GEMSTONES What is the best lab to check gemstones? Buying a high quality ruby, sapphire or emerald isn’t cheap, but how do you know the beautiful expensive gemstone you are buying is the quality you are expecting? As I have discussed in our previous blog posts, it is very important to …

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How to buy ‘conflict-free’ diamonds or avoid ‘blood diamonds’ when purchasing a diamond in Bangkok, Thailand?

AVOID BUYING CONFLICT DIAMONDS IN BANGKOK, THAILAND An important issue which has been affecting the diamond trade (and many other commodities) since the beginning is how diamonds have contributed in funding conflicts like civil wars, genocide and terrorism. With the power of media and internet we can now see many articles, documentaries and famous movies …

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How to get good deal for your diamond engagement ring? Check the quality of the side diamonds use in ring setting

Step by Step Comprehensive Guide: How to get the best deal for your diamond engagement ring

Best Deal For Diamond Engagement Ring Online Decision time! Picking and choosing the best deal for your diamond engagement ring online can be agonizing. Even if you have done your research, learned about ‘4Cs,’ and decided what you want, how should you check you got a good deal? Nowadays you can now get many price …

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How to buy a diamond online in Bangkok or anywhere else?

BUYING DIAMOND ONLINE IN BANGKOK Buying a diamond online today has never been easier.  There are now multiple websites providing free access to diamond inventory search lists, actual GIA (or other certificate) copies for each choice and beautiful finished ring images. Therefore, you can now just search and browse your ring choice and then buy …

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