Gemstone Alert: Clarity Enhanced Garnets On The Market Part I

January 6th, 2010 No comments

First off let me start by showing the image that started the online flaming and arguments towards myself for posting it. I do need to add that technically my initial description of the image was actually not totally correct!! Instead of calling it a picture showing the fracture filling of a hessonite garnet, I technically should have called it an image showing the partially filled fracture of a hessonite garnet.

partially filled fracture

Partially filled fracture

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Nanocut Plasma-Etched Diamonds: A New Technique to Enhance Fire

December 7th, 2009 No comments
Enhanced Diamond

Enhanced Diamond

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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.

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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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Precision Gem – Help break the chain of cruelty!

October 30th, 2009 No comments

Precision Gem – Help break the chain of cruelty!
October 30, 2009
By LyresaD aka Squeaky

Precision Gem has the most beautiful pink spinel on his site that he auctioned with all proceeds going to help the ‘United Against Puppymills’ organization. To quote a portion of his information:

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AGTA ePrism Spectrum Award Winners Announced

October 30th, 2009 No comments

The October 28 issue of the AGTA ePrism announces the annual Spectrum Award Winners. We add our congratulations! The list is too long to post here so visit the Issue link below.

Also featured is the Winza Ruby – a real beauty.

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Gemstone Photography: Fact and Fiction

October 26th, 2009 1 comment

Gemstone Photography, this seems to be a constant area of debate amongst the gemstone and jewelry community. Sadly, most of the information that gets relayed in these debates is just incorrect and misinformation. My goal with this article is to try and straighten out a few of the larger misconceptions and misinformation be spread around. Photography and its techniques and secrets used to be known and done only by a few that had the skill to succeed and those who could afford the equipment necessary. With the advent of the super affordable entry level digital SLRs, like the Canon Rebel series(XT, XTi, XS, XSi, etc.) and Nikon D40/60/70/80, photography became far more widespread and adopted as a hobby and a “business”. Read more…

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AGTA ePrism – Oct 14, 2009

October 15th, 2009 No comments

Leading off with the usual fashion reports this time of year, it follows with several great articles – a little gossip, a little knowledge and a little love. Don’t miss the last story about the firefighter, it will ‘warm’ your heart.

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