Posts Tagged ‘gemology’

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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AGL Identifies Irradiated Emeralds

January 4th, 2012 No comments

AGL Identifies Irradiated Emeralds

According to the report the color can be stable or can fade with light and time.

So be on the lookout!

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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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Welcome to

November 18th, 2008 No comments

Welcome to Our goal is to help consumers, collectors, and even other professionals with gemstones, gemology, lapidary, and jewelry questions. We are also here to provide a list of vendors that are safe to shop with as well as a list of those not safe to shop with. We even review and include Ebay vendors too! We are here to mainly help you, the consumer, become better educated about gemstones and jewelry and protect your interests when we can. We are also here to help Professionals become full disclosure vendors, meaning strict adherence to the FTC Guidelines, as this not only benefits you but also protects the consumer as well. We are a group of Professionals, collectors, rock & mineral folks, Gemologists, Lapidarists, metal smiths, wire artists, beaders, etc. that have all gathered together to do our best to help educate anyone and everyone about gemstones, rocks, minerals, and jewelry. Please visit our Forums and join the community.