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Zircon, Decembers birthstone is one of my favorites. One of the reasons for this is that it’s brilliant color, its extreme brilliance and its reasonable price, has been the delight of so many of my clients. It is the gem that really sparkles like few
How To Evaluate Clarity In A Blue Sapphire Part 2 (Judging Clarity For Non-Scientific People) Hi, and welcome to this simple guide, on how to understand blue sapphire. Buying sapphires, especially blue sapphires, can be quite tricky. In my previous blog I discussed the basics
How To Buy, (Or Sell), A Blue Sapphire Part 1 (Selecting Color For Non-Scientific People) Hi, and welcome to this simple guide, on how to understand blue sapphire. Buying sapphires, especially blue sapphires, can be quite tricky. In this discussion I will emphasize on how
Spinel, is one of the most sparkling and rare gems found in nature. Spinel is one of the gems I really search for, when I travel overseas. I remember one one trip to Sri Lanka, I found a gorgeous, fire engine red, spinel in amongst
Fine Peridot Can Truly Sparkle Like Non-Other. One of my favorite, sparkling, summer colors, is the verdant and vibrant green of Peridot from Myanmar. Those who in the past have complained about their August birthstone are often delighted and mesmerized when, for the first time,
Ruby – July’s birthstone, is one of the most ancient and rare gemstones. In Sanskrit, ruby is ratnaraj, meaning the king of gems. Ruby is associated with affection, passion, power and enthusiasm. In ancient cultures such as Indian, Latin and Greek, Ruby was sacred and
Alexandrite – June’s main birthstone and one of the most valuable gems found in nature. It is often described by gem enthusiasts as ‘emerald by day and ruby by night’. The reason for this, is that finer quality gems display a dramatic and seemingly magical
Emerald – May’s Only Birthstone One of the most beautiful and rare gems found in nature is emerald. It is the most valuable variety of beryl and it is the only birthstone for May. Other beryls include, aquamarine, morganite and golden beryl (heliodore) as well
Pray For Sri Lanka – Ratnapura Tragic Flooding Hits Ratnapura, Sri Lanka is a picturesque, yet bustling town in the heart of the gem bearing area of southern central Sri Lanka. I have been visiting this area for well over 15 years, buying Sapphires and other gems,
(continued from part 4) The next day yielded very little in gems, however I did go to a clinic for a malaria test. I was beginning to feel excessively fatigued. So while we waited for the results, we visited my friends new home construction site.