Questions About Gems and Jewelry
Questions from consumers and novice gemologists about all things related to gemstones and jewelry.
Should You Buy Jewelry on a Cruise?
Does Synthetic Jade Exist?
Is Xinjiang Nephrite Banned in the US?
Do the 2021 US Myanmar Sanctions Affect the Jade Trade?
Does Chrysoprase Jewelry Fade?
Can You Identify Gems Without Seeing Gemstone Colors?
Price and Value: Factory-Cut vs Custom-Cut Gemstones
The Foundation Stones of the New Testament
Is Golden Beryl a Good Gem Choice for Jewelry?
Gemstone Wholesale Prices and the Art of Appraising
What Were the Gemstones of the Breastplate of Aaron?
Recommendations for Polishing Silver Jewelry
The Pocket Spectroscope: A Quick Guide for Gemologists
Do Emeralds and Peridots Look Good Together?
How to Dry Opals Safely
Opal Wearability and Jewelry Tips
What Does the GIA Colored Gem Grading Code Mean?
Should I Make an Investment in Bargain Rubies?
Can Wearing Gems That Touch Your Skin Improve Your Health?
Is Lab-Created Alexandrite Real Alexandrite?
Is Uranium Glass Safe to Facet?
Emerald Myth Busters: Identifying Colombian Stones
What is a Gem Reflectometer?
What is the Usambara Effect In Gemstones?
What is a Chameleon Diamond?
Can Diamonds Burn?
What Causes Fuzzy Refractometer Readings?
How to Re-Polish a Refractometer Hemicylinder
Tucson Gem and Mineral Show Reviews
What Do the GIA Gem Clarity Grading Codes Mean?
What Causes Emerald Fractures?
Are White Aquamarines Genuine Aquamarines?
Is a Lab-Created Emerald a Real Emerald?
Are Serengeti Rubies Real Rubies?
Do Natural Rubies Fluoresce?
Ruby and Sapphire Survey: Where Do You Draw the Line?
An Introduction to Conflict Diamonds and the Kimberley Process
Fake News in the Gem Trade: A Waterworn Emerald from Chivor?
Pricing Information For Star Opals From Spencer, Idaho
What Is The Difference Between Chert, Flint, And Mozarkite?
An Introduction to Turkey’s Gemstones
Advice For Grading Dark Colored Gemstones
Where Can You Find Agate Stones Forming?
Why are Topaz and Citrine Gemstones Misidentified?
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