Posts Tagged ‘gemstones’

Rainbow Calsilica – Fact or Fiction?

March 24th, 2013 No comments

Well. That is a good question. Rainbow Calsilica is it real or not? It is most definitely real as in a real material fashioned into slabs and cabochons.

But the source of this material is man-made without any doubts nor questions!

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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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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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ISG – Pink Tourmaline Trepidation

October 1st, 2009 No comments

The Sept 29th edition of the ISG QuickConnect Newsletter has arrived. The subject is near and dear to my heart – Tourmaline. Specifically Pink Tourmaline and it’s treatment found in some stones. As usual, the photographs are top notch and the information definitely worth saving. Rather than giving you a short advance view here, I’ll leave you with the link to see for yourself.

Read full issue here

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New Colored Stone GemMail just issued!

September 22nd, 2009 No comments

The new Colored Stone GemMail just arrived in subscriber’s mailboxes. Inside is a closer look at the Brazilian Gem Show; A Stellar Mystery Gem and Color-Change Zultanite.  The Brazilian Gem show is always a Star all by itself.  Don’t miss the beautiful photos of color change Zultanite!  Check out the Mystery Gem – a new Star is born.  If you are not currently a subscriber, don’t miss the opportunity to have this delivered to your own mailbox.

Check it out here

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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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Yehuda Diamonds Files Lawsuit Against Blue Nile On Consumers Behalf

December 4th, 2008 No comments

NEW YORK – (December 1, 2008) Yehuda Diamonds filed a federal lawsuit seeking to require Blue Nile, Inc., which claims to be the world’s largest online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewelry, to offer a full and complete refund to any Blue Nile customers who wish to return emeralds or emerald jewelry items purchased from the company. The complaint, “Diascience Corp. dba Yehuda Diamond Company and John Does. nos. 1-10, vs. Blue Nile Inc.,” was filed November 12 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (Court Case #08CV9751). Blue Nile shares are listed on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol NILE.

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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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