Archive for November, 2009

ISG: The dyefusion of blue tourmaline!

November 24th, 2009 No comments

ISG releases a new newsletter with smoking gun proof of the treating of blue tourmaline. They are calling this treatment “dyefusion”.

The entire article/newsletter with full details and pictures can be seen HERE.

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Gemstone Alert: Gemlab Identifies Faked Emeralds

November 7th, 2009 No comments

Thomas Hainschwang with Gemlab Gemological Laboratory announced that he recently examined and tested three(3) Emeralds that were purchased in India. The stones were reportedly guaranteed by the Seller to be completely natural and untreated Emeralds. The stones were translucent, green in color as one would expect, and full of fibrous inclusions. When examined under a  microscope Hainschwang reported that these stones were not full of fibrous inclusions but, instead, actually had a fibrous structure! It was also noted that the green coloring was concentrated within this fibrous structure.  This of course indicates that the material is dyed and not an Emerald.

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AGTA ePrism – 2010 Board announced

November 5th, 2009 No comments

AGTA ePrism Nov 4, 2009 issue announces the 2010 Board of Directors election results. We add our GemAddicts congratulations. There are a wide variety of subjects in this issue from the Hope Diamond to the latest fashion colors.

Read full issue here

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Monitor Calibration, and Internet Browsers, and Color Profiles, Oh My!

November 1st, 2009 No comments

Now, this article is going to be a bit technical, no choice, but I promise to keep it in as simple of terms as physical possible! Now, I am sure by now all of you are thinking something along the line of, ‘What the heck does monitor calibration, internet browsers, and color profiles have to do with gemstones and for that matter what are they!!??”. Am I close? LOL. Well, that is the goal of this article, as well as to give you the consumer and you the Retailer the proper tools and know how in order to make the purchasing of colored gemstones on the internet even more like shopping in a Brick & Mortar Storefront!

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