Sapphire

Difference between Synthetics and Natural Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald from Synthetics

How to tell the difference between natural rubies, sapphires, emeralds from synthetics? Lookswise there is no difference between synthetics and natural gemstones. They have the same chemical composition, crystal structure, and properties as natural gemstones. The only way to tell is by looking at internal inclusions or clarity characteristics. The price difference between natural gemstones …

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How to Determine a Value of Blue Sapphire? Based on 4Cs plus OT – A Buying Guide [Video]

I decided to do a video tutorial explaining how I will go about determining the value of a blue sapphire. The method I used to determine the value is by first categorizing the stone based on the 4Cs + OT method. The six criteria I have summarized in bullet form below: HOW TO DETERMINE A …

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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?

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 range from.  The exceptionally expensive US$5,000 per carat for unheated …

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How to Buy Gemstones in Bangkok, Thailand?

Buying a color gemstone in Bangkok can be both a rewarding or horrifying experience. When one scans in travel forums or discussion boards, it will seem there is more horror “Thai Gem scams” story then the pleasant rewarding ones. It has always been a fact that negative news is more popular.  Media likes focusing more …

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Welcome to Buy Gemstone Info page! Your source for buying the right gemstones! We hope if you are visiting this blog, you are interested in learning about what are gemstones, the different types of gemstones and practical ways in acquiring gemstones.  The main purpose of this blog is provided below: A quick guide in what are gemstones and …

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