Buying a Ruby then read this guide
Buying Gemstones or Jewelry
On-Line, Great Deals or Buyer Beware
Gemstone Treatments and Disclosure
Color Change or Color Shift Gemstones, not knowing the
difference can cost you money.
Caring for and Cleaning your Gemstone Jewelry.
What is Phenomena in Gemstones and how does it impact value?
Buying Jewelry for that Special Person in your Life
From Synthetic to imitations, these can be either man made or other natural gemstones. For example Red Spinel can imitate Red Ruby, Amethyst can imitate Tanzanite, Garnet can imitate Ruby.
When you are looking at Sapphires you might hear the following terms in reference to them, Kashmir, Burmese, Sri Lanka and Ceylon, Pailin, Cambodian, and Australian.
So what does impact the value of an Emerald? Color and Clarity are two of most important factors when looking at an Emerald.
Most people have heard of synthetic diamonds, these have the same chemical compounds and crystal structures as natural diamonds. Diamond Simulants on the other hand do not have any of the diamonds chemical or physical properties and are made from a wide variety of materials.
Everyone is familiar with the colorless diamonds that we see everyday in wedding, and anniversary rings. They are usually full of fire, brilliance and sparkle as the light hits the diamond at different angles, but did you know there are many other colors that diamonds can come in.
Silver is a natural material, and reacts with its environment, left in the air and over time silver does become tarnished, and that has been reduced over the years by coating the silver mountings with Rhodium. So if your silver rings become tarnished what is the best way to clean them? Be careful it’s not always as simple as placing the tarnished jewelry in a silver cleaning solution.