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Precision Gem – Help break the chain of cruelty!

October 30th, 2009 No comments

Precision Gem – Help break the chain of cruelty!
October 30, 2009
By LyresaD aka Squeaky

Precision Gem has the most beautiful pink spinel on his site that he auctioned with all proceeds going to help the ‘United Against Puppymills’ organization. To quote a portion of his information:

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AGTA ePrism Spectrum Award Winners Announced

October 30th, 2009 No comments

The October 28 issue of the AGTA ePrism announces the annual Spectrum Award Winners. We add our congratulations! The list is too long to post here so visit the Issue link below.

Also featured is the Winza Ruby – a real beauty.

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We thank you for visiting GemAddicts – y’all come back now, ya’ hear?

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Gemstone Photography: Fact and Fiction

October 26th, 2009 1 comment

Gemstone Photography, this seems to be a constant area of debate amongst the gemstone and jewelry community. Sadly, most of the information that gets relayed in these debates is just incorrect and misinformation. My goal with this article is to try and straighten out a few of the larger misconceptions and misinformation be spread around. Photography and its techniques and secrets used to be known and done only by a few that had the skill to succeed and those who could afford the equipment necessary. With the advent of the super affordable entry level digital SLRs, like the Canon Rebel series(XT, XTi, XS, XSi, etc.) and Nikon D40/60/70/80, photography became far more widespread and adopted as a hobby and a “business”. Read more…

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AGTA ePrism – Oct 14, 2009

October 15th, 2009 No comments

Leading off with the usual fashion reports this time of year, it follows with several great articles – a little gossip, a little knowledge and a little love. Don’t miss the last story about the firefighter, it will ‘warm’ your heart.

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We thank you for visiting GemAddicts and look forward to your return. We invite you to visit our forum. Before you go, check out our new GemAddicts Gallery too. Links to both are to the right.

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A GemAddicts Salute to OUR Gem – Jamey Swisher

October 8th, 2009 1 comment

We would like to take this opportunity to say a special THANK YOU to Jamey S aka Jamey Swisher without whom this website and much of it’s content wouldn’t be possible. Jamey’s knowledge of gemstones and gem material helps us all learn more with each post. His cutting abilities and explanations are easy to follow and appreciated by many. He also creates wire wrap jewelry and makes some amazing pieces. Here also, he gladly shares this knowledge with everyone. Just find the ‘Wire Wrap’ section in our GemAddicts forum to browse through the many pieces he has shared with us. As if that’s not enough, he also creates more with gold and silver. Read more…

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AGTA ePrism October 7, 2009 edition is out!

October 8th, 2009 No comments

AGTA ePrism October 7, 2009 edition is out. The leading subject is the election of the 2010 Board of Directors. Quoting their article:

“Peter Bazar of Imperial-Deltah, Inc., Sushil Goyal of Liberty Gems, Inc., and Cynthia Renee Zava of Cynthia Renee, Co. were all elected to three-year terms as Directors. These terms will take effect at the 2010 AGTA Membership Meeting at GemFair Tucson….” We at GemAddicts extend our congratulations also.

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Search4Gems.com goes live!

October 8th, 2009 No comments

For centuries, precious gemstones were available only to the very wealthy. However, advancements in mining, transportation, and the science of treatments and synthetics, as well as the emergence of the internet and TV shopping channels, have made a wide variety of gemstones and gemstone jewelery accessible to the general buying public. While these advancements have opened new markets for the trade and new buying opportunities for consumers, proper disclosure of treatments and synthetics has not kept pace with those advancements.

Up to now, the industry has done little to protect consumers from unscrupulous dealers who misrepresent their products. This unresponsiveness toward consumers has had a serious and damaging effect on consumer confidence in the gem and jewelery trade.

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Canadian Institute of Gemology (CIG) Fall Newsletter

October 7th, 2009 No comments

Canadian Institute of Gemology (CIG) has issued their fall edition of the CIGem Newsletter. It features several photographs with credit to our own Jamey S aka Jamey Swisher for the photo support! It even links to us here at GemAddicts for even more photography help. There is quite a bit of wonderful information contained in it – don’t miss it!

Read full issue here

While you’re here, catch up on the latest gemstone news thru our articles posted below AND visit our new Gemstone Gallery! Link to the right….Thank you for visiting GemAddicts – we look forward to seeing you again.

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Colored Stone GemMail – Oct 6, 2009

October 6th, 2009 No comments

October 6, 2009 edition of Colored Stone GemMail is out! As usual, it is stuffed with exciting information in the gemstone community. There’s another ‘Mystery Gem’ – I wonder if Astynax has one of these too?

I quote their own ‘sneak preview’ of my favorite article:

“As a sneak preview, answer the following: What makes a man like Gary Kratochvil of Sunstone Mining Company live in a teepee several months a year, in Oregon outback country, 30 desolate miles away from the nearest source of water, looking for elongated red, green, golden, yellow and clear sunstone roughs? What keeps Don Buford of Dust Devil Mining acting as a tireless sunstone apostle, inviting jewelers and designers out for weekend expeditions to dig for the sunstone they will cut and sell in their jewelry? Why does geologist Chris Rose of Spectrum Mining Co. spend so much of his non-mining time trying to right the wrongs done to Oregon sunstone by unfair competition from artificially-colored andesine sold as natural? You’ll find the answers in Colored Stone’s “Sunstone Update,” coming in print and pdf form in early November. Subscribe now to learn about the human drama of sunstone mining.”

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Thank you for visiting GemAddicts! We look forward to your next visit. Don’t miss our forums and NEW Gemstone Gallery – links to the right!

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ICA Gem News – Campbell Bridges, 1937-2009

October 3rd, 2009 No comments

The International Colored Stone Association has published a wonderful article about Campbell Bridges this month. The feature picture of Mr. Bridges shows him surrounded by rocks that most can only dream of seeing in person. The tsavorite crystals still in matrix is amazing. Can you imagine finding those sparkling in the sun?

After reading the article, browse the site for a while. You will be delighted with surprise after amazing surprise.

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Don’t miss our GemAddicts new Gallery while you’re here. More information is below, the link is to the right. Thanks again for visiting……..Y’all come back now, hear???

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