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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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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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Glass-Filled Rubies: They’re Everywhere…

The topic of glass-filled rubies seems to be popping up everywhere! Shortly after I returned from Tucson, I was thrilled to see that GIA released this interesting and informative video “What You Need To Know About Glass-Filled Rubies”. In the … Continue reading

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Glass-Filled Rubies: A Scavenger Hunt

Yesterday I talked about a couple who came to my office to view a Chatham ruby, then the conversation turned to glass-filled rubies. I think the Glass-Filled Ruby Police are following me, because this topic keeps coming up over and … Continue reading

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Glass Filled Rubies: Buyer Beware

The jewelry trade is all abuzz about the influx of lead glass filled rubies into the US marketplace. Some estimate that the majority of stones being sold as natural rubies on the market today are now glass filled. Yikes! The … Continue reading

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