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Difference between Synthetics and Natural Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

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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What are synthetic diamonds (man-made diamonds) and will they affect natural diamond trade or value?

Synthetic diamonds is one topic which is not going away from the news or diamond trade discussion for the last few months. Since the big announcement in early June by De beers that they are creating their own synthetic diamond jewelry line and then the second big announcement by US Federation Trade Commission’s (FTC) decision …

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