Posts Tagged ‘gemological’

Welo Investigation Part II: Micro Dots & Plant Like Impressions

February 1st, 2012 No comments

There’s been a lot if questions about the dark dots on Welo opals from Wollo Provence.

Some have went back to the petrified or preserved plant matter again. Others, no clue.

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GemAddicts Contest Launches

December 31st, 2010 No comments

It is official. The GemAddicts contest has officially been launched, or will be in a couple hours. Make sure to check out the Form thread for the rules, how to enter, and what you can win!

Rules, Entrance Info, and Prizes.

Let’s have some fun folks and let’s see how good your work is! Open to gemstone cutters, gemstone cabbers, gemstone carvers, wire wrappers, metal smiths, wire weavers, chainmaille, jewelers, designers, etc.
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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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***IMPORTANT NEWS*** Released by Pala International on Andesine

November 21st, 2008 No comments

Here are some important quotes, bold added by me for importance.

Dr. Rossman found that each locality’s material has an identifiable fingerprint, leading his team to identify the gems provided by JTV and others as coming from China rather than Oregon or Mexico; he also determined that the reds and greens seen in the trade are produced by heat treatment

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