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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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Rainbow Sapphires…

Most people tend to think of blue sapphire when they hear the term “sapphire.” But sapphires aren’t just limited to blue. Did you know sapphires actually grow in a rainbow of colors including green, yellow, pink, orange, blue, purple and … Continue reading

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Red Sapphires???…

I recently had a conversation with a friend about a rainbow sapphire ring. Naturally she was referring to the red stones in the ring as red sapphires. I shared with her that red sapphire is a common misnomer for ruby. … Continue reading

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Lab-Grown Rubies & Sapphires: Flame Fusion vs. Flux

With the world becoming more environmental- and conflict-conscious, we receive lots of inquiries about the various different forms of lab-grown gemstones…particularly rubies and sapphires. I recently had the priviledge to sit down with Tom Chatham, President of Chatham-Created Gems, to … Continue reading

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