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Diffusion of Gemstones, Specifically Tourmaline, Topaz, and Garnet

February 15th, 2009 No comments

I have been reading so much on this topic as of late, and debated not even touching it on a personal note, but have decided the need to do so anyways.

First off, there seems to be two sides to this debate/debacle, those in the Industry who are either turning a blind eye and/or screaming everywhere and anywhere they can to deny the diffusion treatments of garnet, tourmaline, and other gemstones. Some of these are big Industry names, like some well known bloggers… writers.. labs, for example, and some are nobodies trying to become somebody. This group has not provided ANY research support or proof to back up their claims that these new treatments do NOT exist. They have not done any research at all into the matter either. They just sit behind a computer and type insults on blogs directed towards those who are actually diving in head first and doing the research to uncover exactly what is going on with these gemstones. Keep in mind that this group contains mot of the same persons that were on this side of the great Andesine debate and debacle, and, were wrong then as well! Many of the persons in this group have a lot riding on these treatments remaining hidden and undisclosed to the general public because it would severely impact sales as well as cause many refunds and returns as well as even tarnish some reputations. Whilst this is understandable, wanting to protect livelihoods and professional standings and reputations, it is inexcusable to do so on the backs of the unknowing consumers!

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ISG Report: Television Shopping Deception

December 1st, 2008 No comments

Latest ISG report. You can find it here:

ISG: Television Shopping Deception

***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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Reconstituted Larimar Now On The Market

November 21st, 2008 No comments

Pleae be aware that there is reconstituted Larimar being sold on the market now. Some selling it for what it is and others selling it as natural Larimar, sadly.

http://gemaddicts.com/forums/index.php?topic=15.0

Welcome to GemAddicts.com

November 18th, 2008 No comments

Welcome to Gemddicts.com. 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.