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Beware of “Manufactured Product” Written on your Gem Report

In my previous posts I discussed my continuing education lesson on Emerald Enhancements. There was one classification that I have yet to explain: Manufactured Product. When GIA classifies an emerald (or any other stone) as a Manufactured Product, this doesn’t … Continue reading

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Are Cruise Sponsored Jewelers The Best? Continued…

The ruby engagement ring I spotted in the window of a cruise-line-sponsored jewelry store was absolutely gorgeous, but from what I could tell gazing through the window, the center stone had some characteristics indicating it might be a glass-filled ruby. … Continue reading

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Are Cruise-Sponsored Jewelers The Best?

While on my trip to Greece and Turkey I took on a pseudo-apprentice named Diane. Diane was a fellow traveler with an interest in jewelry and gems. I had fun teaching her little things along the way about gemology and … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Chatham Ruby Ring

Several of you were curious about the ring above, also shown in my previous post. It’s one of our gorgeous Chatham ruby rings at http://www.ourcustomweddingrings.com. A 6.5mm round gem quality Chatham lab-grown ruby is gently wrapped in this beautifully lined … Continue reading

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Ruby Treatments

With all this talk about glass-filled rubies, you might be concerned about buying a ruby. I’m not trying scare anyone away from buying a ruby. I just want to make this treatment aware to you so you can be armed … Continue reading

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Glass Filled Rubies: Undetected

Monday’s post featured an article by Arthur Skuratowicz, recognized expert in gemology and founder of JewelryTrainingCenter.com, with helpful tips in identifying glass filled rubies. Today, Arthur shows examples of what happens to glass filled rubies when the treatment goes undetected. … Continue reading

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Identifying Glass-Filled Rubies

Recently there has been an influx of glass filled rubies on the market, which has created quite a stir in the jewelry industry. And while they can be beautiful, these glass filled rubies most often hit the market without any … Continue reading

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