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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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Select Your Loose Emerald Wisely

In my previous post I discussed my continuing education lesson on Emerald Enhancements. It was quite interesting learning how GIA judges clarity enhancements in emeralds. I mentioned that because emeralds are type III gemstones and are almost always included, most … Continue reading

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Clarity Enhancement In Emeralds

I just finished my GIA continuing education program for the year…talk about waiting until the last screaming minute. The final assignment was about clarity enhancements in emeralds. One of the well-respected researchers at GIA, Shane McClure, was showing examples of … Continue reading

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2013 Color of the Year: Emerald

I saw on the news today the 2013 color of the year is Pantone color 17-5641, also known as Emerald. I guess now we can say goodbye to Tangerine Tango from 2012. To see the official Pantone color, Click Here. … Continue reading

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Trapiche Emeralds

I realize the calendar says June, but May slipped by before I could tell you about my favorite emeralds. This unique emerald is called a Trapiche emerald…pronounced Tra-pee-chee. Trapiche emeralds were first discovered in two Muzo mines in Colombia. They … Continue reading

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Natural Emerald Sources

Natural emeralds come from a variety of sources. Often the color of an emerald CAN be in indicator of its origin, although color isn’t always a reliable factor in determining the emerald source. The largest supplier of emerald is Colombia. … Continue reading

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