Posts Tagged ‘Certified Gemologist Appraiser’

Alexandrite Impersonator

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

  Alexandrite is a very rare and valuable natural gemstone, famous because its color changes almost magically, from red to green.¬†Alexandrite is a variety of Chrysoberyl, a mineral found in nature. Chrysoberyl is well suited for jewelry because it is very hard and durable, and because it’s rare,¬†beautiful and unusual. The colors we see in […]

Imitation Gemstones– Buyer Beware

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

A client brought these three stones to our shop looking to sell them. She had purchased the stones while traveling and was under the impression the two 30 ct. greenish blue ones were aquamarines and the peachy pink stone was morganite. At Mardon, as gemologists, we always buy gems very carefully and only when we […]

Who can call himself a jewelry appraiser?

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

This headline caught my eye in a recent email— the answer to this trick question is anyone! A newsletter by an insurance industry organization highlighted the fact that there are no federal or other governmental bodies setting qualifications for who may be a jeweler or a jewelry appraiser. A study by a related group also […]

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